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One of the best solutions for multiple skin concerns like acne, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation is microneedling treatment. Unlike invasive plastic surgery procedures, microneedling offers dramatic results with lesser downtime, without significant side effects. Yuvraj Grewal MD is a Santa Clarita, CA board certified physician who performs microneedling treatments for patients seeking facial rejuvenation, helping them achieve smoother and more youthful skin.
What is microneedling?
This cosmetic treatment involves making microscopic injuries on the skin using a needle to stimulate your skin’s natural healing process. The science behind this procedure is that micro-injuries create wounds on the skin. The wounds stimulate more collagen and elastin, which are crucial for rejuvenating the skin, making it tighter and more youthful.
What should you expect during a micro-needling procedure?
The specialist in charge of the procedure is a dermatologist. This doctor is highly skilled in dermatologic disorders and skincare. However, an aesthetician can also perform microneedling.
Before the procedure, your care provider will thoroughly examine the state of your skin and discuss your expectations with you. Once your specialists confirm that you are a candidate for micro-needling, they will inform you of the possible risks of micro-needling, like infection and scarring. Afterward, the next step is to begin the actual procedure.
Your dermatologist will first apply numbing cream on your face to ensure that the process is comfortable for you and that you do not feel the needle as it pricks your skin.
The next step involves moving a pen-shaped rolling tool on the areas of the face that need treatment. The tool has tiny needles that cause micro-injuries on the sin, which may cause slight bleeding. Afterward, the care provider will apply a specific cream on your face (often, a serum known as PRP) to accelerate the healing process.
What conditions does microneedling treat?
This collagen induction therapy is a solution for various kinds of skin conditions such as:
- Age spots
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Large pores
- Sun damage
What are the benefits of microneedling?
This treatment procedure is perfect for patients with darker skin tones. Unlike other treatments, for example, laser, micro-needling does not interfere with the skin’s natural pigmentation. Moreover, micro-needling is a cheaper option for patients looking for dramatic results but have a low budget. Another benefit of micro-needling is that there are few complications associated with the procedure as other surgical interventions, and the patient enjoys faster recovery.
What are the results of a microneedling procedure?
Patients with a lighter skin tone can expect some redness in the treated area. Swelling is normal but usually resolves after a few days. It is important not to wear any makeup or use harsh products on your skin immediately after the procedure since the treated areas may still be sensitive.
The full results of the procedure are noticeable after the redness and swelling have gone down. As collagen and elastin move to patch up the minor cuts, you can expect the aftermath to be smooth, wrinkle-free skin. Microneedling is not a quick fix treatment; your doctor will recommend additional sessions if you want dramatic results.
If you are looking for a solution for your acne and hyperpigmentation, contact Mind Body Infusion to find out if you are a candidate for microneedling.