For anyone who likes to keep on top of beauty trends, microneedling has become a popular trend. You can even find microneedling kits to buy in stores, which come with a hand device, the home roller. Despite the popularity of microneedling, a lot of people fail to see the expected results at home. Unfortunately, there is a very good reason for this: Professional microneedling such as the one we do for our clients at Laser Skin Care Centre, Long Beach, CA, uses a specialized device that exceeds the ability of a store-bought kit.
Microneedling is associated with beautiful and glowing skin. But if you’re not familiar with the procedure, you may not be entirely sure of what it can do for you. Here is a brief overview of the benefits of microneedling.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is the process of causing micro-tears into the surface of the skin. We work with a DermaPen, which holds 12 sanitized micro-needles that puncture the skin to stimulate natural skin healing. As the skin tries to heal itself, it increases the production of collagen, which in turn can benefit your appearance.
To compare with your home derma roller kit, the DermaPen our team uses during microneedling treatments is smaller to ensure we can target areas of concern more effectively.
Types of Microneedling
Our experts at Laser Skin Care Centre offer two types of microneedling services to enhance your skin health and rejuvenation.
The traditional microneedling treatment is done by a licensed specialist to stimulate collagen production. You can book either a single appointment to enhance skin glow, or make it part of a scheduled and customized treatment. We work extensively with our clients to devise the best microneedling therapy for acne issues, dull completion, or fine lines and sagging.
Our experts also offer PRP treatment combined with microneedling for enhanced results. We find Platelet-rich plasma, used as an injection with the microneedling procedure, can decrease swelling and redness after the appointment. As the skin heals, you may experience some redness like after a sunburn during the first few days to a week after the treatment. But microneedling with PRP can decrease healing time significantly.
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Benefits of Microneedling
As a non-invasive collagen-boosting treatment, microneedling is highly effective against the sign of aging. However, it’s important to remember that collagen serves multiple functions. On the one hand, you need to maintain collagen to keep your skin firm, smooth and elastic. But on the other hand, collagen is also part of the healing process, making microneedling a successful solution for acne management and pigmentation reduction.
Quick and virtually painless, microneedling treatments alone don’t require more than 30 minutes. Along with PRP, our clients are out of the office within 1 to 2 hours.
Am I a Candidate for Microneedling Treatments?
At Laser Skin Care Center, we provide microneedling to clients with uneven skin structure, fine lines, dull complexion, small acne or stretch marks, sun damage, acne problems. However, bear in mind that microneedling isn’t a suitable solution if you are pregnant, struggle with chronic and severe skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema, or have a history of collagen vascular diseases.
If you are not sure where microneedling is the right treatment for your skin, don’t hesitate to get in touch to talk to our in-office experts. We are here to help you and guide you along the journey of skin rejuvenation.
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