Micro-Needling in Los Angeles, CA
Many of us often need a little assistance when it comes to aging gracefully. Micro-needling is a cosmetic procedure that reduces the signs of aging and improves the overall appearance by increasing the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. In Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA, and the surrounding communities, Skin Deep Laser Med Spa performs micro-needling on patients who want to look and feel younger and beautiful.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is an aesthetic face treatment in which an electric needling device stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the skin to rejuvenate and smooth it. When the needles gently break the skin, they break down scar tissue to create tiny channels that absorb topical products and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) deep into the layers of the skin. This promotes new growth of skin cells to fill in fine lines, wrinkles, scars and other skin imperfections. This process results in a more refreshed, younger appearance.
Benefits of Micro-Needling
The primary benefit of micro-needling using PRP is to rejuvenate the skin in the targeted area but the process also has other benefits including:
- Little to no downtime or recovery
- No scars
- Can be performed on all skin types
- Little to no discomfort during the procedure
- Works for men and women
- Treats stretch marks
Is Micro-Needling Right for Me?
Micro-needling is a safe and effective cosmetic skin care treatment for all skin types. If you want to reduce the signs of aging but have areas of the skin that are sensitive to other treatments, or want to treat areas around the eyes, neck and back of hands, micro-needling may be right for you. The only way to determine if this procedure can correct your skin is to schedule a consultation so we can evaluate your skin, as well as your health and medical history.
How is Micro-Needling Performed?
Prior to beginning the treatment, a clinician cleans the skin and applies a numbing cream to alleviate any discomfort. Immediately after that, we apply a collagen-stimulating product like Hyaluronic Acid or PRP to the skin to help with any pigmentation during the process.
A handheld device slides across the skin making tiny little channels into the upper layers of the skin (only about two mm deep) to create tiny little wounds. PRP is absorbed by the skin and releases growth factors to stimulate new collagen and elastin fibers, which heal the marks and plump the skin to diminish any appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and scars. The device’s multi and adjustable speed allows the needles to penetrate the skin at a 90-degree angle to better increase the absorption of the applied PRP.
Within the first 24-48 hours, the skin has a pinkish tone to it, similar to a sunburn. If makeup is worn in the few days following the procedure, we recommend a mineral makeup. As the pink tone diminishes and the tiny channels heal, the skin regenerates collagen and elastin to reveal a smoother, more radiant complexion. It is important to note that the full results are not fully visible for a few weeks in order to allow the collagen production to increase.
Most patients receive about three treatments for collagen stimulation, with each of them spaced about four to six weeks apart. Scar revision may require up to six treatments depending on the depth of the scar.
How Much Does Micro-Needling Cost in Pasadena, CA?
The cost of micro-needling varies as it depends on the patient’s skin, the purpose of the treatment and how many treatments are needed to achieve the desired look. Following the evaluation of your skin during a consultation, we can better determine the cost of the procedure, as well as go over our payment options. Skin Deep Laser Med Spa accepts all forms of payment and also offers excellent financing through Prosper® Healthcare Lending to make the procedure more affordable as most cosmetic procedures and treatments are not covered by insurance plans.
What Do I Do Next?
If you have skin imperfections, such as scars, age or sun spots or any other issues, and would like to find out more about micro-needling, we recommend you schedule a consultation. During this appointment, we can evaluate your skin’s condition and recommend whether micro-needling or another treatment is the best option to renew your appearance.
Micro-needling is an esthetic face treatment that increases collagen and elastin production to diminish scars, lines, wrinkles and other imperfections to restore a smoother and younger complexion. Skin Deep Laser Med Spa performs micro-needling and other MedSpa treatments on people living in Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA, as well as the surrounding communities. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.