Despite how much you love your young and smooth skin, facial wrinkles and fine lines start to develop with time. Microneedling is a treatment technique that activates your skin to build more collagen, an essential skin protein that decreases with aging. Dr. Bharat Kothakota at Self Care LA offers effective microneedling Santa Monica to help restore your beautiful young skin. The procedure is integrated with other procedures such as SkinPen, platelet-rich plasma, and radiofrequency for more improvements. Read on for more information about microneedling and whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.
What Exactly Is Microneedling?
This refers to a minimally-invasive collagen induction treatment. The procedure involves the injection of fine needles into your skin which triggers the healing effect and ultimately enhances collagen development. Microneedling effectively enhances your skin appearance, eliminates wrinkles and fine lines, decreases acne and scarring, and minimizes your skin pore size.
How Does Microneedling Improve Your Skin Appearance?
Microneedling treatment creates thousands of micro-injuries for your skin. This triggers collagen production due to the release of growth factors. Needling the skin stimulates the increased growth of collagen, which tightens the skin around the treatment area. The technique has effectively treated wrinkles and fine lines, scarring, and acne and decreased skin texture and pore size. The results have been proven and accepted on a cellular level.
Are You a Right Candidate for Microneedling?
Now that you understand what microneedling is and how it works, you may wonder whether you are an ideal candidate for the procedure. The good news is that microneedling is right for anyone looking to enhance skin texture, treat acne scarring, eliminate facial wrinkles and decrease pore size. But while the procedure is safe on all types of skin, it should be performed by an experienced medical cosmetic specialist for the best results. Micro-needling is not recommended for breastfeeding or pregnant women like other cosmetic procedures. Other people not candidates for microneedling include those with active skin infection, keloid scarring, and acne.
What Should You Expect During Micro Needling Procedure?
During your microneedling procedure, the doctor will administer a topical anesthetic about twenty minutes before the treatment. The procedure does not hurt. Most people will feel the pressure but not the pain. The procedure takes around one month to start noticing results. You should receive about four microneedling procedures a month apart for the best results. After that, you will need single maintenance sittings about two times a year.
Does Microneedling Have Any Side Effects?
Medical experts approve microneedling as a safe cosmetic treatment procedure. However, there are still some risks associated with the procedure. Some possible side effects include; skin irritation, redness, swelling, discomfort, and bruising at the treatment site. Although bleeding is an unlikely reaction, it might occur in deeper treatments or individuals with bleeding disorders. Other more serious side effects include; infections, reactions to topical medications, and changes in the skin pigment.
Don’t struggle with self-esteem due to facial wrinkles any longer. Microneedling is a safe and convenient procedure that will help enhance the appearance of your skin. It helps to decrease wrinkles and rejuvenate and tighten your aging skin. If you are interested in microneedling, call or book an appointment online with the experienced physicians at Self Care LA today.