What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure that uses a special hand-held device that contains a series of fine needles that is passed over the skin to generate new collagen and elastin. This is an effective and minimally invasive procedure that can restore the beauty of your skin. Microneedling is perfect for patients who wish to make their skin look radiant, smooth, and firm. It is also used to treat scars, wrinkles, and large pores on the face.
The microneedling procedure takes around two hours including prep. However, this may vary, depending on the amount of skin area your doctor needs to cover. One of the best things about this quick procedure is that there is no downtime or recovery period. Microneedling is safe for people in good health, overall. You are advised to inform the doctor if you are pregnant or on any medications.
Common Skin Problems That Microneedling Can Target
This FDA-approved procedure can target:
- Age spots or “sun spots”.
- Acne scars.
- Large skin pores.
- Wrinkles and fine lines.
- Uneven skin tone.
- Reduced skin elasticity.
Preparing for Microneedling
Microneedling is a simple non-invasive skin procedure that does not require much preparation other than clean and dry skin for the appointment. However, speak to your doctor about all the medications, herbs, and treatments you are on. This is because harsh products tend to aggravate the injured skin. You may need to stop acne medications and intense topical treatments a few days prior to your procedure.
How the Microneedling Procedure Works
As this procedure is minimally invasive, the doctor will apply a topical anesthetic (cream) to make the process as comfortable as possible. The doctor will then begin the procedure and start to finely prick the area of treatment with a microneedling pen. The pen is moved along the skin in patterns to evenly spread the pinpricks and rejuvenate the skin evenly. Once the procedure is done, the doctor will apply a calming face serum and a hydrating face mask. The complete procedure takes up to a maximum of two hours. Again, this depends on the size of the targeted area.
What To Expect After Microneedling
Microneedling does not require a lengthy recovery time. The procedure causes mild soreness and irritation, which is the skin’s natural response to pinpricks and injuries. Depending on the area of treatment, some areas may be less sensitive than others. However, this quickly disappears within the first few days of the procedure. You can go about your daily routine following the microneedling procedure.
Following the microneedling procedure, you will begin to see the results as the skin quickly begins to repair itself. You will need multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. Make an appointment with a certified professional experienced in microneedling. Our team will outline your requirements and accordingly offer the best possible route to achieving them.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact The Chow Center today to schedule a consultation for your microneedling treatment in Pasadena. Our team can answer any questions you may have about the process and let you know Microneedling is the right choice for you.