What is Microneedling?
Microneedling works thanks to several tiny needle tips, which are located at the end of a handheld device. This device is gently moved along the skin’s surface, allowing the needles to quickly puncture micro-channels within the dermal tissue (don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt – patients have compared it to the sensation of sandpaper). Once this happens, the body produces excess amounts of collagen and elastin, which leads to the following benefits:
- Increases cellular turnover
- Sheds damaged skin layers faster
- Fades the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Evens and smooths out skin tone
- Increases elasticity and skin firmness
- Tightens skin
- And more!
Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
You’re a good candidate for microneedling treatments if you have mild to moderate hyperpigmentation, aging symptoms, skin sagging, or any other common complexion issues.
Microneedling is safe and effective on all skin types and tones.
How Long Does a Microneedling Treatment Take?
The average microneedling treatment takes about 45 minutes to one hour to perform. Microneedling treatments are typically done on the face and decolletage.
What Results Will I See?
Results can vary, but in general, you can expect to see the following from your microneedling treatments:
- Smoother, more rejuvenated skin
- A visible reduction in hyperpigmentation
- Faded acne scars
- Improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- And more
Most patients need two to six microneedling treatments (spaced one month apart) to see their ideal results.
Is There Any Downtime?
There’s no downtime, but your face may appear red and flushed for a day or two after your treatment. You may also have slight bleeding for a few hours, so we recommend relaxing at home for the rest of the day after your microneedling session.
It’s vital to wear sunscreen after your microneedling treatment, as your skin will be extra sensitive to the sun’s UV rays.
Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation
If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Awaken Aesthetics will reach out to you promptly.
You can also call our Torrance, CA office directly to schedule: (310) 791-2233. Awaken Aesthetics serves the metro Los Angeles region.
*Individual results may vary