Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that rejuvenates the skin by prompting the body to make more collagen, which lies beneath the skin and keeps it supple and elastic. People consider microneedling for skin that has been wrinkled, roughened or discolored by age or the sun. It also works to reduce certain types of scars and enlarged pores. Most patients have microneedling on their face, but it can be done on nearly every other area of the body.
How Does It Work?
As its name suggests, microneedling works by creating a multitude of microscopic openings in the surface layer of skin. This causes the body’s healing response to send collagen and healing to the area. The result is skin that is smoother and more youthful.
The consultation with the specialist occurs to find out what the patient wants from this treatment and whether they are a good candidate. People who should not have microneedling have unhealed wounds on their skin, active acne, cold sores, or other lesions or inflammations. Women who are pregnant should put off microneedling until after their baby is born. The specialist may also tell the patient to temporarily stop anticoagulant medications or supplements. They will definitely tell the patient to stop smoking if they do.
Each session lasts under an hour. Most patients have more than one treatment session done about a month apart to allow the skin to heal. The skin also grows thicker and more supple as it heals, and this allows the specialist to treat a bit deeper each time. Microneedling is an outpatient procedure, so the patient goes home right after the treatment. They should rest at home for a few days, avoid strenuous activities, and stay out of heat, humidity, and direct sunlight. They should not apply makeup for at least a few hours after a session.
Contact Us to Learn More about Microneedling
If your skin has suffered sun damage or is showing the effects of aging, microneedling may be a solution. To learn more about what this revolutionary treatment may be able to do for you, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with MiKO Plastic Surgery. At our convenient location in Beverly Hills, CA, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!