San Francisco Microneedling
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to generate new collagen to smooth, firm, and tone the skin. The device creates hundreds to thousands of “micro” skin punctures per second to stimulate the skin’s natural wound healing process (inflammation, proliferation and remodeling). The goal of the procedure is to start your body’s healing process by sending collagen and elastin to patch up the tiny injuries, which subsequently heals your skin and gives you a more youthful appearance.
Microneedling is mostly used on the face and neck. It may reduce the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. This is a minimally invasive procedure requiring little to no downtime. It is considered safe for most people who are in overall good health. It may not be safe for people who use certain acne medications, for those with active acne, or for those with moderate to severe psoriasis or eczema.
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Preparing For Microneedling Procedure
When coming in for a procedure, it’s best to have clean skin with no makeup, moisturizer, or sunscreen. Any makeup you have on will need to be removed prior to the procedure. Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, ginkgo, and alcohol for at least 1 week before and for 2 days after treatment.
Recovery From Microneedling Procedure
You may experience a little burning or redness for the first few hours post procedure. The post-care regimen for microneedling is simple. Wear moisturizing physical sunscreen and stay out of the sun. You may experience minor redness and irritation for a few days after the procedure.
Microneedling Frequently Asked Questions
How many Microneedling treatments will I need?
4-6 treatments is typically recommended, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Talk to your practitioner about your goals and they can advise you on the best treatment regimen.
How long does it take to see results after a Microneedling treatment?
Results will vary depending on your treatment goals and the plan you set forth with your provider. You can expect improved skin texture and radiance after about a week. You will continue to see improvements in your skin with subsequent treatments as more collagen continues to be produced.
Is Microneedling painful?
Differing levels of treatment may affect the sensations you feel during treatment, but most patients find the microneedling treatment experience very tolerable. The numbing cream prior to the procedure minimizes discomfort.
Does Microneedling work on darker skin tones?
Yes it can treat all skin types, year-round. Of course, if you ever have specific questions or concerns based on your skin tone, your provider will have all the training and experience to answer your additional questions.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results.