Breathe new life into your aging skin with collagen induction through microneedle therapy. Microneedling is a minimally invasive, non-surgical technique designed to achieve skin rejuvenation therapy with natural-looking results.
If you’re concerned with wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin tone, or hyperpigmentation, you can now turn to this minimally invasive procedure that can bring back your skin’s youthful look. Contact an expert microneedle therapist in Woodland Hills to schedule a consultation today.
What Is Microneedle Therapy?
Microneedling therapy (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes tiny needles to prick your skin. It’s typically used on the face to improve and refresh your skin.
It’s usually used on the face; however, aestheticians, dermatologists, and our own board-certified practitioners may also use it on other body parts — on stomach stretch marks or to smooth out dimpled thighs, for example.
How Microneedle Therapy Works
Microneedling involves either a pen device or a needle roller which makes holes in the top layer of your skin. The tiny holes are invisible to the naked eye. As your body reacts to this “controlled injury,” it begins the healing process which produces increased collagen to the affected area.
Collagen is a building-block protein that acts as the framework for your skin, connective tissues, and bones. By stimulating your body to produce more collagen, it allows your body to create layers of new tissue that are healthier, firmer, and smoother.
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Who Should Get Microneedle Therapy?
You might be perfect for microneedle therapy if you’re healthy and struggle with stubborn skin conditions that don’t respond to dermatologic procedures like peels, or other treatments. It may also be one of the last steps you consider before anti-aging cosmetic surgery.
Technically, anyone with any skin type can get microneedling therapy in Woodland Hills. But patients over 20 years old are the best candidates for it. Since skin tissue already creates healthy collagen during your early years, it’s not usually recommended for younger people.
You should be free of rashes, infections, or fevers before undergoing treatments. Therapy sessions can increase your condition. If you are fighting infection, you want to avoid overloading your healing response by undergoing microneedling treatment. Your results may be affected by doing so.
Conditions that Microneedle Therapy Can Help
As we age, our bodies have more difficulty synthesizing the nutrients to produce collagen. Additionally, sun exposure, rapid weight loss, and thinning of the skin further lead to issues including uneven skin tones, age spots, wrinkles, and saggy skin.
Through microneedle therapy, you can diminish the challenging issues including:
- Fine lines
- Acne and atrophic facial scars
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
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When Can I Expect Results from Microneedle Therapy?
The time it takes to see results from microneedling will vary depending on the patient. Though, immediately after your therapy session, you should notice some results. This is because the body’s reaction to healing is triggered immediately.
Yet, it’s important to have patience and understand you may not see your finished look for several months. It takes time for your body to create collagen and for those fresh layers of skin to reach the surface. Despite this, clients often report experiencing notable improvement within four to six weeks.
How Long Do Therapy Sessions Last?
One of the greatest advantages to microneedle therapy in Woodland Hills is that little downtime is needed to achieve excellent results. The therapy is minimally invasive, sessions last about 30 minutes, and you won’t need the recovery time required for surgical procedures.
Yet you should be aware that every patient’s needs can vary. For instance, if you’re having larger areas treated like your legs, back, chest, or buttocks, a session may take significantly longer. Your clinician can give you a better estimate of your session lengths once they know your aesthetic goals.
What Are the Side Effects of Microneedling?
Though our Woodland Hills microneedle procedure is minimally invasive, it does come with a few side effects, including:
- Skin sensitivity
- Inflammation and redness
- Minor swelling
- Slight flaking or dryness
Most side effects clear up within 12 to 48 hours. Also, because your skin is more sensitive to sun damage as it heals, you should use abundant sunscreen following your treatments.
Additional Post-Treatment Steps to Take
Following your microneedling treatments, you should look at your skincare products and avoid acidic ingredients for two or three days including alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and retinol. This will give your skin additional time to heal before restarting.
For the first 24 hours following treatment you may also want to avoid:
- Saunas, steam baths, and hot showers.
- Direct and intentional sun exposure and tanning beds.
- Sweating from strenuous activity and exercising.
- Gyms which may have bacteria and lead to adverse reactions.
Scheduling Your Microneedling Treatments
Our microneedling treatment plans are tailored to each of our client’s beauty goals and personal needs. We typically recommend packages of four to six treatment sessions; however, you may require more or less depending on your circumstances.
Our board-certified team, led by Dr. Homan Siman, will help you create a course to match your goals and will book your follow-up sessions accordingly. We specialize in helping Woodland Hills residents improve their appearance and reclaim their confidence.
Book Your Woodland Hills Microneedle Therapy Consultation Today
If you’re tired of wrinkles, acne scars, and saggy skin and are ready to reclaim your youthful skin, microneedle therapy in Woodland Hills may be what you need.
Contact the experts at Glow Aesthetic Center for a consultation and we’ll start designing a plan for you today!