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When is Not a Good Time to Get Microneedling?

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Microneedling is an excellent way to rejuvenate your skin for a younger, more vibrant appearance. However, there are times when you should not undergo microneedling, such as if you are taking prescription medication that thins your blood or if you have a bleeding disorder or a weakened immune system. Also, you should not undergo microneedling if you suffer from skin conditions such as eczema or diabetes.

Dr. Georgine Nanos is a board-certified family physician at Kind Health Group in Encinitas, CA who offers services. If you are interested in undergoing microneedling, then we invite you to schedule a consultation to discuss the process. Dr. Nanos will listen to your goals and evaluate your skincare. He will also discuss with you any conditions or medication that you might be taking that would make microneedling not a good choice.

Benefits of microneedling

Microneedling is a very personalized treatment that helps improve the appearance of your skin.

  • Stimulates the natural production of collagen and elastin in your skin

  • Provides your skin with a more youthful appearance

  • Treats acne and reduces the appearance of acne scars

  • Tightens sagging skin

  • Evens out discoloration

  • Softens rough skin

  • Minimizes the appearance of your pores, stretch marks, and scars

  • No downtime

  • Takes only 30 to 60 minutes to complete

  • Causes no scarring

  • Nonsurgical

  • Easily pairs with other aesthetic treatments

If you have skin issues such as rough spots or a decrease in elasticity, then microneedling can help improve the appearance. It can also minimize pores and smooth away scarring.

The results of microneedling are not immediate, Your skin needs time to recover and start rebuilding collagen and elastin. Eventually, as your body creates new collagen, your skin will take on a rejuvenated appearance and appear smoother and virtually blemish-free. You’ll notice a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines.

The microneedling procedure

Microneedling is a form of collagen induction therapy. It encourages the body to create collagen, which is a fibrous protein that provides volume and keeps your skin tight. As you age, your body’s production of collagen slows, and your skin starts to thin and lose its elastic capabilities. Microneedling creates wounds in the skin’s layers, which cause the skin to heal and increase collagen production, so your skin looks firmer and younger.

Treatments for miconeedling at Kind Health Group in Encinitas, CA are carried out in a private treatment room. A numbing cream is applied to limit any discomfort. The treatment area is then cleansed. The microneedling handpiece is smoothed over your skin evenly. Following the microneedling treatment, you might opt to have a vitamin-infused serum applied or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to enhance results. The aesthetics team will apply a moisturizer that contains UV protection and massage it into your skin for protection during the healing process.

Following the microneedling treatment, you might experience redness or mild swelling, but it will fade in a day or two as your skin’s natural healing processes take over. In approximately one to two months, your body’s collagen and elastin levels will increase and you’ll notice visible results. Most patients will undergo four to six maintenance treatments every four to six weeks to achieve maximum results.

Schedule a microneedling consultation in Encinitas, CA

If you are considering undergoing microneedling, then you’ll want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nanos at Kind Health Group in Encinitas, CA to determine if the cosmetic procedure is right for you. He evaluates your medical history and examines your skin while discussing your goals. Contact us today to learn more.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.