Microneedling Treatment in Santa Monica, CA
Do you want to rejuvenate your skin? Tired of looking at your acne scars?
We have something for you that can help your face look and feel younger thanks to our microneedling treatment in Santa Monica.
Read on to discover the answers to several frequently asked questions about this aesthetic treatment and how it benefits you.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment regimen that uses very small needles to puncture the outer layers of the skin. It generally works by breaking down the collagen fibers under the top layer of your skin, telling your body to heal itself in a controlled manner in an attempt to create newer smooth, and soft skin. This treatment is amazing for patients who are looking for preventative treatment, as well as patients who are looking for a direct treatment to help treat any kind of fine lines and wrinkles or scarring due to acne, previous accidents, surgeries, and much more.
Is microneedling painful?
Generally no, it is not. Your doctor will apply a numbing agent to the area to be treated.
Does microneedling make me bleed?
Typically, microneedling does not make people bleed because the needles only puncture the outer layers of the skin.
What do we use for a microneedling treatment in Santa Monica?
We use the RejuvaPen NXT.
What does microneedling do?
Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, uses a pen-shaped electronic device that contains tiny needles on the end. The needles, which we sterilize before each use, make precise, microscopic punctures in your skin.
How does a microneedling treatment in Santa Monica work to help my skin?
The microscopic punctures work by stimulating the skin to repair itself. We call the natural process dermal remodeling, which starts with inflammation. The small amounts of inflammation caused by the microneedling signals to the skin to produce new collagen, the substance that helps your skin stay smooth and younger. Your body produces new collagen naturally when it thinks your skin is in repair mode due to the microscopic punctures.
Who is the ideal candidate for microneedling in Santa Monica?
People over the age of 18 and in good health who have:
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Enlarged pores
- Dull skin
- Scars from accidents or surgeries
- Stretch marks
- Hyperpigmentation due to sun damage
- A need to improve the efficacy of skin products ahead of applying them
What does microneedling treatment in Santa Monica do for my face?
This treatment may:
- Fill in fine lines
- Improve acne scars
- Reduce the size of large pores
- Brighten your skin for a more youthful appearance
- Increase elastic skin fibers
- Help the outermost layer of skin become thicker and tauter
The Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery published a study that indicated 80% of microneedling patients said that their facial scar reductions wer “excellent” following two months of treatment without any adverse side effects.
What are the possible side effects of microneedling treatments in Santa Monica?
You may experience some of the following minor, short-term side effects from microneedling that may last a few days:
- Skin flaking
Who should not receive microneedling treatments in Santa Monica?
People with the following conditions should avoid microneedling:
- Active inflammatory acne
- Oral herpes
- Infections in the skin
- Lesions on the skin
- Boils on the skin
How long does a microneedling treatment in Santa Monica last?
The appointment generally takes anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes.
How soon do I see results from microneedling treatments in Santa Monica?
The tightening of your skin may happen almost immediately after microneedling. Full results may take anywhere from three to six months.
How long does it take me to achieve the desired results from microneedling treatments in Santa Monica?
It may take three to five monthly or biweekly treatments to achieve your desired results.
How long do microneedling results last?
Anywhere from three to five months.
What happens during an appointment for microneedling treatments in Santa Monica?
Your clinician will:
- Cleanse your face so that it’s more receptive to your microneedling treatment.
- Apply a numbing agent so the microneedling is not painful.
- Gently and expertly apply the microneedling pen to your face.
What should I do before my microneedling treatment in Santa Monica?
- Clean your face completely
- Remove any makeup
- Drink plenty of water
What should I do immediately after my microneedling treatment in Santa Monica?
For the next two days, you should:
- Take it easy.
- Avoid scratching your skin.
- Stay out of direct sunlight as much as possible.
- Put on sunscreen if you need to spend extended time in the sunlight.
The reason for these precautions is that your pores will be open for the first two days following your treatment. You don’t want to risk an infection.
Where can I get a microneedling treatment in Santa Monica?
Contact the staff at True Jewel Cosmetic Center to book a consultation for your microneedling treatment in Santa Monica. We’ll help you achieve your best look.
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