Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment, safe on all skin types, leaving skin rejuvenated and smoother.
What is Microneedeling and how does it work?
MicroNeedling, also called Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is an aesthetic medical procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles (microneedling the skin) in order to induce endogenous production of collagen.
Medical microneedling is a technique where a fractional microneedling device with fine microneedles has been shown to increase the remolding of the skin by creating thousands of microscopic channels through the skin, to increase the formation of new tissue by activating the body’s wound healing cascade. Microneedeling is a non-ablative skin treatment that stimulates deeper parts of the skin without removing the top layer. It is designed to treat various skin conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles, light scarring from acne and photo damage, and to improve skin color and other skin texture changes.
What is the principal behind Microneedling
Microneedling is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). Therefore, it stimulates the body to respond through the formation of new tissue layers of elastin- and collagen fibers as well as new capillaries for an improved blood supply in the treated area.
This vertical microneedling device is a form of collagan Induction Therapy (CIT) which has comparable results to fractional laser treatments. Unlike lasers, this microneedling pen does not burn nor scrape the skin (like microdermabrasion). Instead, microneedling creates micro injuries to the skin, encouraging natural collagen production. The skin plumps and thickens in response to this stimulus, ultimately reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and other skin texture changes.
Dr. Bolourian often recommends introduction of your own blood plasma, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in conjunction to microneedling. Whenever we can generate openings in the skin, we have an opportunity to introduce topicals such as PRP to penetrate more readily through the channels created via the microneedling process.
WHAT CAN MICRONEEDLING TREAT?
- Acne Scars
- Fine lines and Moderate Wrinkles
- Skin Laxity
- Pore Size
- Texture, Tone, Color
- Stretch Marks
- Traumatic Scars
- Photo Aging and Scar Damage
- Hyperpigmentation and Hypopigmentation
- Deeper Penetration of Topical Serums and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
Is Microneedling Painful?
A topical anesthetic is applied on the skin prior to treatment. Our Patients do not report any discomfort.
How often are the treatments done?
It is recommended five to six weeks intervals.
Is there downtime with Microneedling procedure?
Treated area will have erythema (or appear sunburned), but this dissipates between 24 to 48 hours, depending on the skin type.
We perform Microneedling at our Orange County office, call us to book your appointment!