You’ve taken excellent care of your skin, lovelies. But if you need something stronger than a chemical peel but not as aggressive as a laser, microneedling could be the solution. This noninvasive procedure has garnered attention in recent years and keeps skin youthful and lustrous. It’s designed to stimulate your body’s production of collagen without injectables, as well as exploit the skin’s process of healing to minimize blemishes. Nutrients and antioxidants may also be added during the treatment to enrich the skin and leave you positively radiant. Find out why microneedling at Skin By Lovely could be the best choice for your skin.
Microneedling in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA, at Skin By Lovely
The Los Angeles area is a leader when it comes to the beauty industry. Considering the local glamour of Hollywood, it’s no wonder that local residents want the best when it comes to skincare. Skin By Lovely, certified by Allergen, the makers of BOTOX and Juvederm, is a top 10 facial aesthetic practice in the United States. At our center in Santa Monica, we offer a variety of noninvasive treatment options, including microneedling. You’ll be in the best of hands when you partner with our team of Aesthetic Injection Specialists.
Microneedling in Portland and Lake Oswego, OR, at Skin By Lovely
With two convenient locations in the Portland area, Skin by Lovely is the top destination for facial aesthetics. In addition to offering microneedling and chemical peels, our providers offer aesthetic injections like BOTOX and dermal fillers. Skin by Lovely is the #1 BOTOX practice in Oregon, as recognized by Allergan, and we have the patient results and five star reviews to back it up. If you’re ready to take your professional skin care to the next level, choose one of Skin by Lovely’s award-winning Oregon locations.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling is a great in-between option if you’re looking for a treatment which is stronger than a peel, but less complicated than a laser procedure. The microneedling device has many tiny needles which, when applied across your skin, create microchannels which prompt your body’s healing response. It is often used to combat the signs of aging, but providers also use microneedling as a preventative measure and treatment option for many types of skin issues including scarring, acne, stretch marks, sun damage, and skin pigmentation.
Skin Tone & Texture
By stimulating the production of collagen, microneedling encourages your body to heal and renews rough skin resulting in a smooth, satiny surface. Collagen is the underlying infrastructure of our skin and essential for an even tone and texture. Nutrients are added to the microneedling treatment to provide you with a healthier, younger-looking appearance.
Scars and Stretch Marks
Your body undergoes a roller coaster of events during your life, ranging from normal day-to-day stressors to special occasions like pregnancy. Though some are mundane and others momentous; though some are sorrowful and others joyous, they all impact your body and leave their mark in the form of scars. Microneedling can help by reducing the appearance of these scars to leave you looking and feeling uplifted and renewed.
Stimulation of Collagen and Elastin Production
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, stimulates the production of collagen and elastin by utilizing your body’s propensity for healing to your advantage. With each needling penetration of the skin, natural healing mechanisms kick in, rushing to the treated area. Add nourishing skin care products to the treatment and it’s close to a fountain of youth for your skin.
Deeper Penetration of Skin Care Products
One benefit of microneedling is the treatment can deliver skincare products deep into the tissue. Supplying your inner layers of skin directly results in greater benefits and effects.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Yet another well-received microneedling benefit is the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment triggers your body’s natural healing response, prompting the production of collagen and elastin which act to smooth lines, creases, and wrinkles. This is perfect for those who are just noticing lines on the face and wish to slow the effects of aging.
What to Expect at Skin By Lovely
When you come to Skin By Lovely, you can expect an enjoyable, professional experience. We take a holistic and joint approach to helping you attain your desired look. Our practices are designed to be efficient and comfortable so you may be at ease physically and mentally. Our Aesthetic Injection Specialists are highly trained, and have a wealth of knowledge which they place at your disposal. To us, achieving your goals is tantamount to providing the best care.
Your consultation is a time to meet with your Aesthetic Injection Specialist to develop a treatment plan which will help you achieve the look you desire. Your specialist must first review your medical history and conduct an examination, while listening to your concerns, answering your questions, and recommending a custom treatment plan. Everything will be explained so there are no surprises.
As soon as you walk in for your treatment, you’ll notice the positivity and comfort we cultivate. When it’s time for your procedure, we’ll escort you to a comfortable treatment room. Your Aesthetic Injection Specialist will gently cleanse the areas of concern. A topical anesthetic may also be applied if requested. Skin care products may be applied at this time, allowing the microneedling device to glide across the skin while the ingredients are absorbed in the newly formed microchannels. Patients describe the procedure as comfortable and relaxing.
Downtime, Results, and Follow-Up Appointments
One of the benefits of microneedling is you’ll have little to no downtime. Although some patients notice results immediately, full results may not manifest until after four to six weeks. There may be some minor redness and irritation in the first few days but these are common and generally resolve on their own. Your skin may feel like you have a light sunburn, and you can expect to see some skin peeling for a day or two after treatment.
Based on your needs and condition, you may need multiple treatments to effectively treat your concerns. Also, follow-up appointments are necessary to maintain your desired results. All of these factors will be discussed with you during consultation.
It’s best to discuss your questions about microneedling with one of our providers during a consultation; however, we have answered some commonly asked questions below for your convenience.
How many treatments will I need to see full results?
Although you may see results after the first treatment, most people require more to see maximum results. It depends on the issue you wish to address, and can be determined more appropriately after examination by your Aesthetic Injection Specialist. Most patients require at least three initial treatments in the first three months, with one or two maintenance treatments per year.
How effective is this treatment?
According to a study published in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, microneedling can significantly improve lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and skin texture. Results can last three to five months following the first treatment.
Is microneedling safe?
Microneedling is considered a safe treatment for most people. Because the device does not use any substance (unless requested), and the microchannels created by the device are generally shallow and easily healed by the body, there are few risks involved. Common side effects are mild tenderness, redness, and skin peeling which usually resolve in a few days.
It’s important to see a specialist for this procedure to maximize safety, comfort, and results.
Who can safely get microneedling? Who shouldn’t get this treatment?
Most people who seek a noninvasive treatment for skin blemishes are good candidates to undergo a microneedling procedure. Those who are currently on certain oral or topical medications, even those for dermatologic purposes, may not be good candidates for microneedling. If you are uncertain of your candidacy, a determination can be made during consultation.
Where can I learn more?
If you want to learn more about microneedling or other treatment options, schedule a consultation at one of our practices, or contact us to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members.
Book a Consultation at Skin By Lovely
When it comes to the pursuit of beautiful skin, there are many treatment options available and it can be hard to decide. Microneedling offers a wide range of benefits that cover almost every anti-aging and skin rejuvenating property you could want. If you feel that microneedling is right for you, book now or contact us for more information. We’ll schedule you for an appointment at one of our practices in Santa Monica, Portland, or Lake Oswego.