is a cosmetic, therapeutic process whereby the skin is repeatedly punctured with tiny, sterile needles, ie. “microneedling the skin”. The process is designed to stimulate your body’s natural wound healing processes.
Generally performed by a medical skincare professional the idea is that by introducing micro-injuries the body’s natural healing response is invoked stimulating collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are key elements of healthy, young-looking skin. Collagen makes up 80% of the dermis, the section that’s just under your epidermis, the outermost layer. Elastin allows your skin to stretch and to bounce back, to have elasticity.
While research into its efficacy is still ongoing it is being used to treat scars of all types, acne, wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, variability in skin textures and can reduce pores.
A treatment can generally completed in one hour. Results can be seen in as soon as 24 hours. Follow up treatments can be monthly or at agreed upon intervals that suit your desires and schedule.
Follow up care includes gentle cleansing with a face wash, the application of a moisturizer and the daily use of sunscreen is always recommended for everyone. It is also important to keep the area treated from sun exposure as much as possible for the week after during the heeling process.
Once the area has been gone over with the micro-needling tool During the micro-needling process a solution of either stem cells or peptides are applied depending on the individual patient needs.
The procedure is useful for:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne and trauma scarring
- Dull, dry skin
- Large pores
- Skin texture issues
- Sometimes we will treat the neck and chest
Consumer-Grade Microneedling versus Medical-Grade Microneedling Equipment (or why to work with Precision Aesthetics)
If you are considering microneedling perhaps you have been doing some research on the web and run across the many consumer-grade products that are available. Being a highly trained medical professionals we choose to work with industry-leading, medical-grade quality tools to do our job. We use the Réjuvapen® because it has many features available nowhere else and it allows up to go deeper into the tissues to stimulate collagen production.
Another consideration is the technician or applicator: do Doctor’s operate on themselves? No, for many obvious reasons, nor should you imagine that having the tool makes you qualified or prepared to do the treatment on yourself in the proper sterile, hygienic way. No consumer-grade pen and untrained, inexperienced applicator can match the results we can achieve for you.
If you are interested in finding out if micro-needling is right for you call us at (949) 477-9740 or use our handy consultation form to contact us.