The loss of collagen because of the natural aging process is responsible for most signs of aging on your skin, such as fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, sunken cheeks, and more. Microneedling is a cutting-edge skin rejuvenation technique that stimulates natural collagen production to reverse the signs of aging. Microneedling in San Carlos involves making thousands of micro-punctures on the skin’s surface to activate the body’s innate collagen production and cellular regeneration processes, helping you achieve smooth and youthful skin.
What are the side effects of microneedling?
Microneedling involves minimal side effects, such as redness, tenderness, numbing, pinpoint bleeding, and bruising around the treatment areas. Most side effects dissipate within a few hours, and your skin might look slightly flushed for a day or two.
What does microneedling treat?
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sagging skin
- Skin laxity
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne scarring
- Mild facial scarring
- Textural irregularities
What happens during microneedling?
Your microneedling treatment starts with a personalized consultation. The medical expert will carefully examine your skin, discuss your goals and concerns, review your medical history, and analyze your primary skin concerns. After a thorough evaluation, the medical provider will adjust the SkinPen device according to your skin type and determine if you’re a good candidate for PRP and VITTI-PURE add-ons. The medical provider will explain the unique benefits of the add-ons to help you make an informed decision. During your microneedling in San Carlos treatment, the medical provider will apply a topical anesthetic on your skin to ensure comfort.
The SkinPen device is used to punch thousands of micro-channels on your skin’s surface. You may experience mild discomfort when the microneedles enter your skin, but the sensation is tolerable. If microneedling is combined with PRP, your medical provider will draw a small sample of your blood, spin it in a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasmas and apply the golden-colored serum to your skin.
After microneedling, the medical provider will apply a cooling gel and antibiotics to your skin to ensure comfort and reduce side effects. The microneedling session should conclude within 60 to 90 minutes, depending on whether you receive PRP or VITTI-PURE add-ons.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
- Minimally invasive skin rejuvenation
- Minimal discomfort during the treatment
- Performed under topical anesthesia
- Reverses the signs of aging
- Improves overall skin texture and quality
- Customized with growth factors
- No harsh side effects or complications
- No post-treatment downtime
- Results look completely natural
Is there any downtime after microneedling?
Microneedling in San Carlos doesn’t involve any downtime. You may resume your daily activities and work immediately after your treatment, but you should avoid strenuous workouts, exfoliation, and direct sunlight until the redness and side effects dissipate completely.
When will I see the results of microneedling?
Microneedling produces gradual results over several weeks. Your skin will gradually look smoother, softer, fuller, and more even-textured after a few weeks as your body produces new collagen fibers. VITTI-PURE and PRP add-ons can make the results appear faster.
How many microneedling sessions do I need?
Most patients need 3 to 6 microneedling sessions spaced a few weeks apart for optimal results. If you have mild skin concerns, 3 sessions should be enough. But if you have deep acne scarring, you may need around 6 sessions for optimal results. Your medical provider will determine how many sessions you need.
How does microneedling work?
Your microneedling treatment starts with a personalized consultation. The medical expert will carefully examine your skin, discuss your goals and concerns, review your medical history, and analyze your primary skin concerns. After a thorough evaluation, the medical provider will adjust the SkinPen device according to your skin type and determine if you’re a good candidate for PRP and VITTI-PURE add-ons. The medical provider for your microneedling in San Carlos will explain the unique benefits of the add-ons to help you make an informed decision.
Microneedling + PRP
Microneedling can be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a naturally-derived serum that stimulates superior collagen production and cellular regeneration. PRP serums contain a high concentration of growth factors, the components responsible for most of your body’s healing and regenerative properties. When PRP serum is applied to your skin after microneedling, the growth factors stimulate cellular regeneration and collagen production to catalyze the results, helping you achieve smoother and firmer skin faster.
Microneedling + VITTI-PURE
We also combined microneedling with VITTI-PURE, a specialized compound made from umbilical cord tissues. The VITTI-PURE formulation contains thousands of growth factors, 28 types of collagen, and numerous other biological materials that stimulate cellular regeneration, such as proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, hyaluronic acid, and glycosaminoglycans. We combine VITTI-PURE with microneedling to deliver the essential growth factors deep into your skin, thus catalyzing your body’s collagen production capabilities.
Why choose Premier Aesthetic Dermatology?
Premier Aesthetic Dermatology is a boutique dermatology practice specializing in cutting-edge anti-aging treatments. Our medical experts evaluate your skin type, discuss your goals, and provide the most effective treatments. We use the FDA-approved SkinPen device for microneedling to ensure safe and consistent results, and we offer the VITTI-PURE and PRP add-ons to boost your regenerative capabilities. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for microneedling in San Carlos.