Microneedling merely stimulates a process that already happens in your skin, but the results can be astonishing. At Visage at the Vein Clinic in El Centro, Santa Barbara, and Murrieta, California, serving the Imperial Valley and Temecula Valley, Seung Gwon, MD, FACS, Susan Hahm, MD, FACS and their team perform a series of three microneedling treatments to make your skin smoother, softer, firmer, and brighter. To discover the benefits of microneedling on your skin, book a consultation by phone or online today.
Microneedling or microchanneling is a procedure that involves puncturing your skin with fine, short needles. The channels that the needles make in your skin begin the healing process that normally occurs when you damage or injure your skin and soft tissues.
The team at Visage at the Vein Clinic makes microneedling as beneficial and painless a procedure as possible. They may offer you a topical numbing cream before starting the treatment so that your skin is not as sensitive to the needles. Afterward, they may offer serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to infuse your skin with essential nutrients.
For the best possible results from microneedling, the Visage at the Vein Clinic team typically recommends getting a series of at least three sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart. You can see your final results within 4-6 weeks of your final treatment.
Furthermore, you can add radiofrequency to your treatment with the Morpheus8 to stimulate improvements deeper within your skin. Morpheus8 is a skin remodeling system that combines microneedling with radiofrequency skin tightening.
Microneedling makes your skin stronger, firmer, and tighter by inducing collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are two of the proteins that build the structure of your skin, but they serve slightly different functions:
The more collagen your skin has, the firmer your skin is. Collagen also has favorable properties for cellular regeneration and facilitates healing and natural growth. However, an excess of collagen can result in a visible scar. Microneedling can improve a scar's tone and texture by breaking down this excess collagen and inducing new cell regeneration. It can also improve indented scars by building more collagen.
Elastin, a protein that’s roughly 1,000 times more flexible than collagen, makes your skin tight and stretchable. When you have plenty of elastin, your skin bounces back to its original shape after you pull or pinch it. A loss of elastin results in sagging and wrinkles.
The healing and rebuilding process that happens after a microneedling treatment (or series of treatments) can make your skin look clearer and more consistent than before. It also improves your skin’s texture to alleviate roughness from scarring and sun damage.
A few of the many features that can see a reduction from microneedling are:
You and the team at Visage at the Vein Clinic can work together to plan your treatment. You can choose multiple areas to target, including your face, neck, chest, hands, or abdomen.
A short series of microneedling procedures can enhance your skin’s structure and restore a clearer complexion. For a personal consultation, call Visage at the Vein Clinic, or request an appointment online today.