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Induce Collagen Production &
Rejuvenate Skin

Microneedling is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that stimulates collagen production and revitalizes the skin. Creating tiny, controlled micro-injuries using fine needles triggers the body’s natural healing process, leading to increased collagen and elastin production. This results in smoother texture, reduced fine lines, and improved skin tone. At Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care, we utilize the SkinPen for precise and effective microneedling treatments.

Woman happy with her skin after microneedling in Palo Alto.

Microneedling With PRP/PRF

Enhance microneedling benefits by combining it with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or platelet-rich fibrin (PRF). These natural substances are derived from your blood and contain growth factors that stimulate collagen production and tissue regeneration. When applied during or after microneedling, PRP/PRF amplifies the rejuvenating effects, yielding improved texture, reduced scarring, and enhanced overall skin tone. Experience this enhancement to your usual microneedling in Palo Alto.

Microneedling Treats:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Skin tone irregularities

Advantages Of Microneedling:

  • Minimally invasive treatment
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Improves overall skin texture
  • Suitable for various skin tones
  • Minimal side effects
  • Little to no downtime
  • Enhances skincare product absorption
  • Can be combined with PRP/PRF for optimal rejuvenation
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Microneedling FAQs

How does microneedling work?

Microneedling involves using fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin’s dermal layer. This process stimulates the release of growth factors and triggers the wound-healing response, which prompts the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen is a protein that binds skin tissues together, promoting a taut and youthful appearance. As you age, your body’s ability to produce collagen decreases, leading to wrinkles and skin laxity. Microneedling makes your skin repair itself, leading to improved texture, reduced scars, and increased firmness.

Why do you use SkinPen for microneedling?

At Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care, we choose the SkinPen for microneedling in Palo Alto due to its precision and effectiveness. The SkinPen’s adjustable depth settings allow for customized treatments, targeting specific skin concerns with accuracy. The controlled micro-injuries induced by SkinPen stimulate collagen and elastin production, ensuring optimal skin rejuvenation.

What are PRP and PRF? How do they improve the results?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) are autologous preparations derived from your blood, containing a high concentration of platelets and growth factors. The growth factors are responsible for cell proliferation, collagen synthesis, and tissue regeneration. When PRP and/or PRF are applied to your skin after microneedling, they’re more readily absorbed by your body, thus amplifying the skin’s natural healing response.

How is microneedling performed?

During the microneedling procedure, you’ll be comfortably positioned while a SkinPen device is gently moved over the targeted areas of your skin. The fine needles create controlled micro-injuries, stimulating collagen and elastin production. The treatment length can vary, and a topical numbing cream is applied to ensure your comfort. After covering all treatment areas, our cosmetic providers apply a soothing gel to reduce redness and discomfort.

Is microneedling painful?

Most individuals experience minimal discomfort during microneedling in Palo Alto. A topical numbing cream is applied before the procedure to ensure your comfort. You might experience a sensation similar to light pressure and slight pricking, but the treatment is generally well-tolerated.

What are the side effects?

After microneedling, you might notice temporary redness and mild sensitivity, similar to a sunburn. Occasionally, slight swelling or pinpoint bleeding might occur. These effects are transient and typically resolve within a few days.

Is there any downtime?

Microneedling generally involves minimal downtime — you can resume normal activities immediately, but strenuous workouts and direct sunlight exposure should be avoided until the side effects dissipate completely. Following provided aftercare guidelines, including gentle cleansing and moisturizing, helps optimize healing.

When will the microneedling results appear?

You’ll notice initial improvements within a week, but optimal results develop gradually over several weeks as collagen production is stimulated.

How many microneedling sessions will I need for optimal results?

The number of sessions varies based on individual skin concerns. A series of 3-6 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, is often recommended to achieve and maintain the best outcomes.

How long do the microneedling results last?

The results of microneedling in Palo Alto are long-lasting. Maintenance treatments every 6-12 months can help sustain the benefits and keep your skin looking rejuvenated, radiant, and youthful over time.

Microneedling Before & After

Individual results may vary, please schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your aesthetic goals and we’ll put together a custom treatment plan that’s right for your skin.

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Why Choose Palo Alto Laser &
Skin Care For Microneedling?

Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care offers an unparalleled microneedling experience. Our skilled professionals use the cutting-edge SkinPen device to deliver remarkable results. We also offer the option of PRP/PRF add-ons to catalyze the results using your body’s growth factors. Schedule a consultation to discover how microneedling in Palo Alto can rejuvenate your skin and provide the youthful glow you desire.

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