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Microneedling2020-10-28T08:17:46-08:00

Microneedling

Microneedling is one of the most popular treatments at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care and an excellent complement to virtually every other procedure. It works by harnessing the healing powers of your own body, unlocking the inherent “fountain of youth” inside—collagen. When the body, including the skin, experiences trauma, the natural response is to create a surge of collagen synthesis at the site. However, the body cannot differentiate between intentional trauma and accidental injuries. When controlled, tiny cuts are created in the skin by experts, this can kick-start the body’s collagen production in these areas. The result is skin that is glowing, clear, youthful, and plump in the right ways so that you look and feel your best.

Microneedling is just what it sounds like: using micro-needles to create invisible punctures in the skin so that the body kick-starts collagen production. The keyword in this treatment is “micro.” The needles are so small that they are not painful at all and not large or long enough to create open sores. Most clients describe microneedling as feeling like microdermabrasion or as lightly gliding a fine sandpaper across the face.

Why Patients Love Microneedling

Microneedling is a favorite because it’s completely natural, requires no downtime, and you will continue to see results for weeks and months following your treatments.

Microneedling Benefits

  • Clearer skin
  • Brighter skin
  • Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduction in scarring
  • Minimizing of hyperpigmentation
  • Improved skin laxity

Another benefit of microneedling is that it preps the skin to better respond to other topical treatments. For instance, microneedling prior to a facial is an excellent way to maximize the benefits of the facial while simultaneously generating more collagen below the surface. There is no downtime with microneedling, making it a favorite treatment for anyone with a busy schedule. Some mild redness might linger for a few hours after the treatment, but it simply looks like you got a little sun during your lunch break.

Microneedling Results and Recovery

The results of microneedling are not immediate, although the blood that rushes to the face during treatment can certainly provide a light, pleasing flushed appearance for a few hours post-treatment. It takes the body some time to produce the coveted targeted collagen, but rest assured that as soon as microneedling occurs your body starts to work.

The full results of microneedling can be seen a few weeks after your treatment. However, results are not meant to last for years. Microneedling is usually thought of as a routine treatment you can indulge in every few months to sustain the results. Most clients think of their routine microneedling sessions as a time to get pampered, and it’s a fantastic time to add on other minimally invasive or non-invasive services.

Many clients have seen advertised devices such as at-home microneedling products, but it’s best to avoid these. Only professionals have legal access to medical-grade microneedling devices and products. There is a big difference between medical grade microneedling products and those you might see online or in stores, starting with the needle sizes and the quality of the needles themselves.

Medical-grade needles are designed to perfectly puncture skin to ideal depths to optimize collagen production without causing harm, skin tears or discomfort. Products you may see in stores can include needles that are too short (which renders a treatment useless) or too large or long, which can cause permanent damage to the skin. Only trust a skilled professional with your microneedling treatment.

Microneedling Before and After Photos*

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.

Real Patient Before / After Photos*

FAQs About Microneedling

Is everyone a good candidate for microneedling?2020-10-28T07:41:51-08:00

Yes, any adult is a good fit for microneedling.

Can I add microneedling on to another service?2020-10-28T07:41:01-08:00

Absolutely! Microneedling is the most popular add-on service.

How long is the microneedling appointment?2020-10-28T07:40:19-08:00

Typically, microneedling appointments require just 30 – 60 minutes.

Are all medical grade microneedling devices the same?2020-10-28T07:39:38-08:00

Glad you asked. Most devices on the market have only 12 needles. At Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care we use Collagen P.I.N., which boasts 36 sterile surgical grade precise needles helping to layer collagen much more evenly, achieving exceptional results.

How can I make the microneedling results last longer?2020-10-28T07:38:48-08:00

Proper skin care regimen that includes antioxidant serum in the morning and retinoid treatment in the evening is the key to extending the results of any treatment. And let’s not forget protecting the skin from UV damage with proper sunblock. We can help you create an at-home regimen that protects your skin and helps your results last longer.

Does microneedling hurt?2020-10-28T07:37:56-08:00

No, microneedling does not hurt and is not uncomfortable when performed by a professional. Quick topical numbing before the treatment makes it virtually painless.

By Carrie M., Real Patient Review*

“Although this is not a spa, the minute I walked in the door I felt pampered!  walked me through the process of each service and really gave me a better understanding of how to care for my skin. I never felt rushed and they didn’t try to push anything on me. Instead, they gave me options.  The results were pretty amazing. I am so grateful to have found this place.  This team is the best!!!!”

By Ann C., Real Patient Review*

“Zuzana has provided various services for me over the past decade … what I appreciate most about her is the depth of her knowledge and understanding about what she does. She can zero in on exactly the treatment or product and tell you precisely why. She is highly competent and skilled in executing the treatments she provides.”