Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves puncturing the skin to treat various aesthetic concerns. This scientifically proven technique uses multiple very fine sterile needles to cause trauma to the skin which in response stimulates collagen production. Collagen, is a protein that:
Microneedling is used to treat textural issues such as acne scars, large pores, wrinkles and leads to overall skin rejuvenation.
At Vitality Medical Center, microneedling is performed by a trained healthcare professional who can address your skincare needs without doing anything too invasive or expensive. Our goal is to make you feel more confident in your own skin!
The reason that microneedling can help the above skin-related conditions is the increase in collagen production which leads to a more firm, toned and even skin appearance. This stimulation of collagen and also elastin, due to the puncturing of the skin from microneedling, allows the growth of new tissue through a natural healing process.
Bonus time! In addition to microneedling with a Derma-Pen, our office also offers microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich-plasma) therapy that can accelerate results. This technology is used by patients who want to speed up the rejuvenation process. To accomplish microneedling with PRP, our professionals take a small sample of your blood and spin it in a centrifuge. This is what separates the plasma from the platelets. The platelet-rich plasma is applied to the treated tissue to allow growth factors and other elements from our own blood to repair damaged skin.
We start by cleansing your face. Then, we will apply a topical numbing cream to make the procedure painless and convenient. Our Derma-Pen device will be moved across the face in various directions to puncture the skin slightly.
Most procedures last for around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the area you wish to address. Some people see results as soon as after a single treatment. However, results vary depending on the condition of your skin. We may recommend multiple sessions since many benefit from more than one session of microneedling.
Microneedling is virtually painless. It’s only minimally invasive, so there won’t be any deep punctures to the skin. Plus, a numbing cream will be used beforehand, preventing you from feeling pain during the procedure. At most, you’ll only feel uncomfortable tiny pricks on your skin, but not any overbearing pain.
Your safety is always our top priority! If you choose a safe and reputable clinic, such as Vitality Medical Center, you can expect no serious risks associated with microneedling. However, temporary side effects that are to be expected, especially immediately after the procedure, are:
Be sure to tell us if you have any allergies to avoid a reaction to the numbing cream. And again, consult with a medical professional first, especially if you have active health conditions or if you are actively taking medication.
Microneedling typically has a shorter recovery time compared to the lasers or chemical peels that are also used to help resurface the skin and improve its texture. Most people can return to wearing regular makeup within a day of treatment. Skin will be more sun-sensitive after treatment, so sunscreen is advised!
If you care about your skin, then you would want only the best to be addressing your skincare concerns. We, at Vitality Medical Center use professional grade equipment, sterile techniques and most importantly, the service is performed by a licensed healthcare professional. Dr. Laila and her team want you to feel good not only within, but also on the outside.
If you live or work in Tustin, or nearby areas of Orange County including Irvine or Santa Ana, call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about our microneedling services and great deals that we can provide for you.