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The Basics of Microneedling- Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Microneedling is one of the most popular treatments at our Southern California med spas. It’s one of the safest yet most powerful ways to address aesthetic issues without downtime.  Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, this groundbreaking treatment targets wide-ranging issues, from reducing the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars to improving skin texture and stimulating hair growth. It’s an excellent, minimally invasive way to create younger, firmer, more even looking skin.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling is performed by making microscopic punctures in the top layer of the skin using short, fine needles. These tiny punctures are “micro injuries” but are actually therapeutic.  They rejuvenate the skin and maximize the absorption and effectiveness of topical products.

Microneedling Boosts Collagen and Elastin Production

As we age, collagen and elastin production slows down, resulting in the loss of skin’s elasticity. This causes the skin to thin and sag and increases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The “micro injuries” that Microneedling creates boost collagen and elastin production and strengthens the epidermis, which firms sagging skin and combat other signs of aging.

Results are Both Short and Long Term

Microneedling has both short and long-term effects. Almost immediately following a session, your skin looks plumper and glowing. Monthly treatments have been shown to significantly boost collagen and elastin in a lasting way. Some clients have experienced results lasting six months or more.

Microneedling is Multipurpose

This remarkable procedure diminishes the appearance of difficult to treat conditions such as stretch marks and acne scars. It also reduces pores size and improves skin texture. Recent studies show that it stimulates dormant hair follicles, which helps with re-growth.  Microneedling isn’t just for the face—it can be used on many areas of the body, including the hands, arms, legs, stomach and back.

Click here to learn more about the Microneedling services offered at our Southern California med spas.

 

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