When home skin products aren't effective but you aren't ready for surgery, learn more about nonsurgical treatments to rejuvenate the skin like microneedling. Our MedSpa team is pleased to offer microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) at our office in Encinitas, CA. Microneedling uses several fine-gauge needles to safely and effectively create micro-injuries in the needed areas of the skin. The micro-injuries trigger the body's natural production of collagen and elastin, two nutrients that increase the appearance and health of your skin. Easily combined with other skin treatments, like serums or PRP (platelet-rich plasma), microneedling can help reduce stretch marks, scars, and pores. Schedule a consultation at Kind Health Group to hear more about the benefits of microneedling and ways to customize the treatment for your needs and goals.
Benefits Of Microneedling
A personalized microneedling treatment at Kind Health Group not only improves the health of your skin, but also has a number of dramatic aesthetic benefits, including:
- Stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin
- Improving the overall health of your skin
- Rejuvenating the skin for a more youthful appearance
- Diminishing the signs of aging (wrinkles and lines)
- Reducing sun spots and other discoloration
- Tightening loose, sagging skin
- Treating acne
- Softening rough skin
- Brightening a dull complexion
- Minimizing the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and large pores
- Pairing well with other aesthetic treatments for enhanced results
- Quick, easy treatments are only 30 – 60 minutes
- Little to no recovery period
- No scarring
- Nonsurgical procedure
- Gentler than other aesthetic treatments
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Ideal Candidates for Microneedling
You may benefit from microneedling if you have slight to moderate skin issues, like a decrease in elasticity or rough skin texture. Microneedling treatments can also minimize the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and pores. You must be willing to wait a while before seeing improvements from your microneedling treatment since the collagen and elastin will need some time to have an effect on the skin, but you will develop natural-looking results and gain healthier overall skin.
Microneedling Procedure Technique
A microneedling treatment is completed in a private treatment room in about 30 – 60 minutes with numbing cream or a local anesthesia, if preferred, but patients generally report mild or no discomfort. The skin being treated will be cleansed before the microneedling handpiece is passed evenly over. After the microneedling is complete, a topical treatment like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or a vitamin-infused serum can be applied for deeper penetration of the nutrients into the skin. A moisturizer will be massaged in along with UV protection since your skin will be sensitive after the treatment.
What to Expect from Microneedling
After your treatment, you can experience mild swelling and redness for about a day, but this should fade naturally. It may take about 1 – 2 months as the collagen and elastin levels increase before you see visible improvements in the health and appearance of your complexion. You should plan to get about 4 – 6 maintenance treatments every 4 – 6 weeks for ideal results and long-lasting skin health.
Microneedling Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microneedling cost?
You microneedling costs will vary depending on what is in your plan. During your consultation, we will analyze your skin and then develop your custom plan. After this, we will review your costs and the procedure. Kind Health Group often offers specials on treatment packages, so ask about current deals during your consultation.
What exactly is microneedling?
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a nonsurgical treatment to rejuvenate your skin. Collagen is a fibrous protein that helps keep your skin supple, smooth, and tight. Eventually, your stores of collagen are depleted and your skin becomes less elastic and thin. Microneedling makes small wounds in your skin. These micro-injuries cause your skin to increase its collagen production and generate new skin cell growth. Once healed, your skin looks firmer, brighter, and healthier.
Can I combine other treatments with microneedling?
During the microneedling process, channels are created in your skin that make it easier for treatments to penetrate the deeper layers. This is why microneedling is frequently combined with other treatments, like vitamin-rich serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Microneedling with PRP is often called the vampire facial. During your consultation, we can explain what treatments may be performed along with microneedling and which best fit your skin goals.
How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
Typically, patients receive 3 – 6 sessions to get their best results. However, the number of treatments you need will depend on your skin's condition and your goals. Microneedling can be performed every 4 – 6 weeks as needed. During your consultation, our team can estimate how many treatments you will need based on your skin and goals. Once you have reached your goal, we generally recommend getting maintenance treatments about twice a year.
Is microneedling safe for everyone?
In general, microneedling is safe for all skin types and tones. Since the skin injuries created are so small, there are rarely side effects after the treatment. Microneedling can be applied to most areas of skin, including the face, arms, neck, chest, and legs. Microneedling is not recommended if you have taken Accutane recently, as well as if you have herpes simplex, an open wound, or active skin infection. In addition, you may not be a candidate for microneedling if you are pregnant, nursing, or undergoing radiation treatments.
Natural Health and Radiance
Improve the health and appearance of your skin with microneedling therapy sessions at Kind Health Group in Encinitas, CA. A minimally invasive treatment that can create impressive results, microneedling increases your natural production of collagen for smoother, firmer skin. Schedule a consultation to find out more about this procedure and other skin improvement treatments.