Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses tiny needles to prick the skin. These pricks lead to collagen induction, leaving you with healthy, glowing, refreshed skin. While minimally invasive, it is often seen as the last step before a cosmetic surgical procedure for the skin. If you are tired of seeing signs of aging in your skin, you may be a great candidate for microneedling. Keep reading to learn more about microneedling, what to expect, and how to get the best microneedling in Westlake Village.
What is Microneedling?
According to Yale Medicine, Microneedling, also called percutaneous collagen induction therapy, is performed using a handheld, drum- or pen-shaped device, electrically powered, with tiny needles that make precise, microscopic punctures in the skin. These “micro-injuries” do not leave scars; they work by helping to stimulate the skin to repair itself naturally through a process called dermal remodeling. This process starts with inflammation, which stimulates the skin to produce new collagen (the elastic fibers that make skin tight, smooth, and youthful). Collagen levels in the skin decline as we age, and new collagen can be produced when the skin is in repair mode.
The article continues that three to five monthly or biweekly treatments are recommended to achieve desired results. Through a series of sessions, microneedling can increase elastic skin fibers. Microneedling also helps the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin), which naturally thins with age, become thicker and tauter.
What Can Microneedling Treat?
Microneedling can treat just about everything on the skin of the face—just about! Some of the things our microneedling in Westlake Village clinic can treat include:
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines
- Small acne scars
- Other signs of aging on the skin
What to Expect After Microneedling Treatment
Also according to Yale Medicine, There are a few temporary side effects to be aware of with microneedling. The procedure causes short-term swelling, redness, and skin flaking, which can last for a few days. Most people can return to wearing regular makeup within a day of treatment. Skin will be more sun-sensitive after treatment, so sunscreen is also advised.
The procedure is minimally invasive, so you can expect minimal downtime and pain after the procedure. As mentioned, just give yourself a day, and you can go right back to wearing makeup!
Who Shouldn’t Consider Microneedling?
Unfortunately, not everybody is an ideal candidate for microneedling. There are some limitations; however, it is important to still speak to the experts at our microneedling in Westlake Village clinic to see how we can help you address your skin concerns. There are many other methods to treat anti-aging in the face, and we are confident that we can help you achieve your skin goals, even if you have any of the below conditions.
You may not be an ideal candidate for microneedling if you have:
- Active inflammatory acne
- An active case of oral herpes
- Open wounds, including acne
- Radiation therapy
- A history of skin scars
- Are currently pregnant
How is Microneedling Different from Microchanneling?
Microneedling and microchanneling are very similar in that they are collagen-induction therapies. The only difference between them is the device that is used to perform the procedure. In addition, microchannelling is even less invasive than microneedling. This means quicker recovery and even less redness after the procedure. However, it will require more sessions to achieve your desired result. Depending on what is important to you and what your goals are, the experts at our microneedling in Westlake Village clinic can help you decide which one is right for you.
Professional Microneedling in Westlake Village with Elmira Studio
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat skin concerns via collagen production. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment may help those looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks. It’s also used in certain anti-aging procedures, such as eyelid surgery and sunspots. Microneedling isn’t effective for hair loss, despite the possible role of collagen in hair growth.
You may be an ideal candidate for this procedure if you’re in good health and have certain skin concerns that haven’t responded to home treatments or other types of dermatologic procedures, such as peels. This may also be a final step before considering cosmetic surgery for anti-aging and other concerns, so make sure you talk to us before considering expensive, invasive cosmetic surgeries.
Elmira Halpern is a highly experienced esthetician with thousands of hours of experience, training, and teaching under her belt regarding all things skin and face. With a wide range of services for Westlake Village, CA, and surrounding areas, Elmira is specially trained in Plasma Pen Platinum and, with over 650 specialized hours, she even teaches other estheticians the trade. She will guide you expertly throughout the process in her serene Westlake Village, CA studio, ensuring your complete comfort and satisfaction.
Services Elmira Studio offers includes:
- Permanent Make-Up
- Dermaplaning (peach fuzz hair removal and deep exfoliation)
- Microneedling (helps to treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores)
- Microchanneling (great for the surface texture and the overall appearance of the skin)
- PlasmaPen (great for wrinkles, eye lifts, skin tightening, mole removal, and much more)
- Tattoo Removal
To learn more about Elmira and to book an appointment today, visit elmirastudio.com