Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, induces natural skin rejuvenation by boosting your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. With aging, collagen and elastin production declines, leading to a broad range of concerns, such as skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, volume loss, and uneven tone. Microneedling restores your skin’s youthful appearance and texture for an authentically rejuvenated look with minimal downtime. Learn more about this tried and true therapy, and schedule your La Jolla microneedling consultation with Sadrian Plastic Surgery to discuss how you can achieve a brighter, firmer complexion.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves using a device with fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin's surface. These tiny punctures stimulate the body's natural healing response, flooding the treated area with increased collagen and elastin production. This can help improve the texture and appearance of the skin, reducing fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and even stretch marks. Microneedling is typically used on the face but can also treat other areas of the body. The procedure is relatively quick, and downtime is minimal, making it a convenient and effective alternative to more aggressive skin treatments.
Natural Skin Repair
Because microneedling induces natural skin repair, it can effectively reduce or eliminate a broad range of concerns, including:
In addition, microneedling creates micro-channels that penetrate beneath the skin's surface to allow enhanced absorption of topical serums and creams, maximizing their efficacy. The procedure is versatile, catering to various skin types and concerns. It's minimally invasive, ensuring a shorter downtime compared to more aggressive treatments. Overall, microneedling serves as a holistic solution for revitalizing and rejuvenating the skin, promoting a naturally radiant and youthful complexion.
Treatments Tailored To You
During your San Diego microneedling consultation, one of our skilled aesthetic specialists will assess your skin, concerns, goals, and medical history to determine if microneedling will deliver your best results. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, as well as discuss any other therapies you may be interested in incorporating into your personalized treatment plan. Other non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments we offer include dermaplaning, IPL skin resurfacing, neuromodulators, Botox, and non-surgical facelift. While each of these therapies offers substantial benefits as a standalone treatment, they can also be combined for enhanced results.
Easy & Effective
During a microneedling treatment, your aesthetic specialist will guide a specialized device over the targeted area, typically the face but also potentially other body regions. This device features fine, sterile needles that gently penetrate the skin's surface at controlled depths. These micro-injuries trigger the body's natural healing response, prompting an upsurge in collagen and elastin production. As the device glides, you may experience mild tingling or a sensation akin to light sandpaper. The procedure is well-tolerated, and numbing creams can be applied to minimize discomfort. The duration varies, though treatments typically take around 20-30 minutes.
Most of our microneedling San Diego patients report a visible improvement in skin texture and a subtle glow within a week or two following their procedure. The skin might appear plumper and more radiant due to the initial boost in collagen and elastin production. For more noticeable and lasting results, it usually takes a bit longer. Over the course of several weeks to a few months, as the skin's natural healing processes continue and collagen remodeling occurs, you may observe a reduction in fine lines, improvement in scars, and overall skin rejuvenation. Full results are typically appreciated after a series of microneedling sessions, spaced about 4-6 weeks apart, as this allows for cumulative effects and optimal collagen production. It's important to follow the recommended treatment plan and practice good skincare habits to maintain and enhance the results.
After Your Procedure
Post-treatment, temporary redness, and slight swelling may occur, resembling a mild sunburn. Over the next few days, the skin begins its rejuvenation journey, with gradual improvements in texture, firmness, and the fading of scars. Several sessions, spaced weeks apart, are often recommended for optimal results, culminating in a refreshed and revitalized complexion.
Tiny punctures made in the skin stimulate your body’s natural healing response, forcing cellular regeneration and, ultimately, dermal repair. This is how microneedling effectively treats multiple concerns at once.
Each treatment offers its own set of benefits, and many patients combine microneedling and Botox for comprehensive results.
The decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure is extremely personal. If you are considering an enhancement, you want to be confident that your results will appear fresh and natural – and like you. Dr. Sadrian is among the finest plastic surgeons practicing in the San Diego area and has achieved acclaim for consistently achieving natural-looking results. Schedule an appointment to learn more.SEE WHAT MAKES US THE BEST CHOICE