Micro-Needling in Los Angeles
What is Micro-Needling with Roller Therapy?
Micro-Needling is known as an innovative aesthetic treatment for acne scarring, fine lines, skin tone, texture and color. Terrific for collagen production, Micro-Needling with Roller Therapy uses tiny needles that are rolled gently onto the skin creating “controlled” micro-injuries to induce your skin’s natural repair process. This repair process thickens the epidermis and stimulates the production of both collagen and elastin, rejuvenating and smoothing the skin. The micro-channels that are created also help deliver maximum penetration and absorption of topical skin-care treatments, thus enhancing the skin’s nourishment and hydration.
What are the Benefits of Micro-Needling?
Micro-Needling is affordable and effective for many skin types. Depending upon variations in treatment, one might expect to:
- Improve and brighten dark pigmentations
- Hydrate and soften fine lines
- Reduce wrinkle/muscle contraction
- Nourish and rejuvenate
- Maximizes absorption/penetration of topical skin treatments
- Reduce acne breakouts and regulate sebum
- Reduce large pores
- Experience minimal discomfort and downtime
What is the Downtime for Micro-Needling Treatments?
Micro-Needling can be performed directly in our office and requires very minimal downtime. Patients may notice bright redness to the skin immediately after treatment. On average, the redness lasts approximately 2 days, but many heal within 24 hours following their procedure. Since there is no burn risk, the procedure works well for all skin types and colors. It can also be performed on areas of the skin that may not be suitable for peeling or laser resurfacing, such as around the eyes and mouth, hands and on the chest.
How Many Micro-Needling Treatments are Necessary?
Some patients require only a single treatment; however, 2 to 3 treatments are typically recommended at an interval of 4 to 6 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments may be also be suggested at intervals of 6 to 12 months. For patients concerned with deep wrinkles, advanced pigmentation, acne scars or stretch marks, more treatments may be recommended.
When are Micro-Needling Results Visible?
Patients may notice an immediate “glow” to their skin following the initial procedure. But the actual repair process triggered by micro-needling takes place over the course of several weeks. Results continually to improve up to 6 months after treatment as the collagen and elastin production continues.