What is micron and collagen induction therapy, or microneedling?
Think of microneedling, performed with MicroPen, as a way to stimulate your body’s natural healing processes for your benefit. With microneedling done at Pacific Palisades Plastic Surgery, a medical professional can deliver targeted needle pricks inside both your dermis and epidermis. These microscopic cuts naturally induce your body’s instinct to produce new collagen and elastin, regrowing and repairing your skin.
As a result, your skin will be plumper and thicker, resulting in the disappearance of scars, wrinkles, and other irregular skin textures. Microneedling also causes your skin to regrow capillaries, increasing blood flow to the affected areas. Not only will your skin be more taut and firm, but the products you use on your skin to reverse the signs of aging will be more easily and effectively absorbed after micro needling treatment.
What are the benefits of micro needling?
Virtually any blemish or skin problem can be treated with MicroPen micro needling. These include:
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Stretch Marks
- Sagging Skin
- Dry, Rough Skin
- Unhealed Wounds
What should I expect following this treatment?
The irritation you will experience will be very mild and will not keep you from your normal activities. Your skin may be slightly reddened, like it would be after a mild sunburn, and may feel tight and slightly more sensitive to touch than normal. After just a few hours, these symptoms will have lessened considerably. In 24 hours, your skin will have healed entirely, and after three days, it will be impossible to tell that you underwent a procedure at all.
How soon will I see the results?
The effects of MicroPen treatments will become visible to the naked eye within about one to two weeks following treatment, and the results will improve over time as collagen continues to grow. Pacific Palisades Plastic Surgery clients commonly receive more than one MicroPen treatment to improve their results, but you will notice a marked difference in your skin after only one treatment.