Wrinkles, fine lines, and loose skin can develop due to aging, chronic sun exposure, and many other factors. Do you wish to minimize these cosmetic issues? Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that works by stimulating the body’s natural wound healing response. We offer this effective aesthetic treatment at Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center in El Segundo, CA.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling is a highly effective skin rejuvenation treatment that revitalizes and refreshes your appearance. It works by causing micro-injuries in the skin, allowing blood and growth factors to form in the treated areas. The controlled damage performed during the treatment kickstarts the production of collagen, which can minimize the visible signs of sun damage and aging. Additionally, your body’s healing response to the treatment makes way for the growth of healthier skin cells so that you can achieve younger-looking, smoother skin.
What Can You Expect During the Treatment?
Skin rejuvenation treatments are customized based on the severity of your skin issues and your personal goals. Most of the time, we recommed a series of treatments to achieve ideal results. With each session, we start by using a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort. Then, we will carefully pass a microneedling applicator over the areas requiring treatment.
The microneedles in the applicator create tiny tears, or columns, in the outer layer of the skin. These columns are just deep enough to cause your body to heal itself, but they will not cause any scars or extensive damage. You can expect a gentle healing process even on sensitive areas such as the face, hands, and neck.
How Long Do Sessions Take?
The duration of your treatment sessions depends on your skin condition and the issues we’re trying to fix. For example, if you have minimal issues like unwanted lines and wrinkles, 30 minutes is usually enough. However, if you have deep stretch marks or more visible skin imperfections, we may need to pass the applicator over your skin many times, which can take an hour.
When Will You See the Results?
Getting visible results from the treatment takes time. However, your skin responds to microneedling as soon as we finish one session. Still, it can take four up to six weeks for you to see the final results. After that, follow-up treatments can be performed to achieve your desired results.
Are the Results Permanent?
If you’re undergoing skin rejuvenation to remove acne scars or minimize stretch marks, you can expect permanent results. Scars that have faded are gone for good. And as long as you maintain a stable weight and prevent a significant weight change, your smoother skin without stretch marks will remain the same.
However, if your goal for the treatment is to boost collagen levels and treat age spots or wrinkles, your skin will still undergo the natural aging process in the future. You can enjoy visible results from the treatment for six months up to a year. So if you’re rejuvenating your skin to slow down the aging process, you’ll need continuous treatment to keep boosting your collagen levels.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that can address many skin issues. If you want to appear younger and minimize skin imperfections, you can benefit from the boost in collagen that comes from the treatment. Here are some of the benefits you can expect.
Fewer Age Spots
Age spots are dark, damaged skin cells. They can make you look older and cause your skin texture to look rough and uneven. When you have insufficient collagen levels in your skin, it’s not unusual for age spots to suddenly appear. Chronic sun exposure can also contribute to the development of this skin issue.
Skin rejuvenation treatments boost your skin’s collagen levels and replace damaged skin with healthier, younger skin cells. In addition, the treatment can successfully eliminate age-related imperfections once your skin starts to heal itself. With a series of treatments and regular follow-ups, you can achieve a more even skin tone.
By inducing collagen levels in your skin, you can also minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Would you like to restore the appearance of smoother, more youthful skin? The tiny needles in a microneedling treatment can create micro-injuries that promote healing and the natural production of collagen. If you’d like to minimize the appearance of moderate wrinkles, lines, and facial folds, additional collagen in the skin can help.
Collagen and elastin are the foundations of healthy, supple, firm skin. When you have low levels of these foundational proteins, the skin is more prone to developing wrinkles and becomes less firm. One way to slow down aging is by getting routine skin rejuvenation treatments that focus on stimulating collagen production. In only a few sessions, you can see visible improvements when it comes to smoothening wrinkles.
Enhanced Skincare Effectiveness
Maintaining a good skincare routine is one way to keep your skin looking young and healthy. But by getting skin rejuvenation treatments, you can also enhance the effectiveness of any products you’re using. Micro-injuries from the treatment open up deep channels in the skin, allowing your skincare products to be absorbed more effectively. As a result, the active ingredients and growth factors in your anti-aging products become more effective.
Reduced Pore Size
Oily skin can cause pores to look bigger, resulting in uneven skin texture or acne breakouts. Would you like to shrink your pores and minimize their appearance? Skin rejuvenation can help. Collagen loss in the skin may be the reason why you have acne breakouts and oversized pores. In addition to stimulating the healing response in the skin, skin rejuvenation treatments can also unclog your pores and clear the buildup of dead skin cells, sebum, and dirt.
Do you have acne scars in the face, back, or chest areas? Rejuvenating treatments can heal damaged cells, promote the growth of healthy skin, and replace scars with new skin tissue. The induction of collagen from cosmetic treatments can give you the smoother and radiant skin you’ve always dreamed of. If you have severe acne scars, you can achieve your desired results after a series of treatments.
Improved Skin Tone
Hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and freckles are common skin concerns that skin rejuvenation treatments can successfully minimize. In the same way that rejuvenating treatments can remove age spots by replacing damaged, darkened skin cells with healthy ones, you can also correct pigmentation issues with a boost in collagen production. Do you wish to transform dull skin and make it look brighter, clearer, and smoother? Skin rejuvenation can be the best treatment for you.
Are You an Ideal Candidate?
Microneedling is generally safe for most skin types because it does not cause permanent damage to the skin. It can also be much safer and gentler than some types of laser treatments. Are you treating sensitive areas like the skin around the eyes or the back of your hands? Microneedling can be customized to suit your needs and make sure the treatment won’t compromise the safety of your skin.
The ideal candidate for the treatment is anyone who:
- Has excellent overall health
- Has not used isotretinoin (Accutane) recently
- Does not have any open wounds in the treated area
- Has not had radiation skin treatment within the past year
- Does not have a history of keloid scars or poor wound healing
- Does not have skin infections or diseases
- Is not pregnant or nursing
Explore Your Aesthetic Treatment Options
Nowadays, you can choose from a wide variety of non-invasive treatments and find the best one that will suit your unique needs and preferences. Are you interested in seeing how skin rejuvenation treatments can transform your appearance? When it comes to reducing imperfections, erasing scars, and boosting collagen levels in the skin, we have the perfect solution for you. Contact Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center in El Segundo, CA today to learn more about your options!