Microneedling

What Can Microneedling Treat?


Microneedling treatment is generally referred to as being safe to treat a variety of people with all types of skin conditions. However, it is not recommended for pregnant women and people taking certain acne medications. Microneedling can do wonders to treat the following:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Age spots (sun spots)
  • Large pores
  • Various types of scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Reduced skin elasticity
  • Rosacea
  • Loose skin after weight loss or liposuction

When combined with fillers, microneedling may also successfully treat stretch marks! If you’re in the Los Angeles area and interested in microneedling, you’re in luck. BHSkin Dermatology is ready to give you expert advice for beautiful skin when you book a consultation.

4 Great Things about Microneedling


Microneedling treatment has had proven success, and many patients prefer this procedure because:

#1 The Procedure is Quick

The actual microneedling procedure can take 30 minutes. Combined prep and procedure should take about 2 hours, so there is no need for an all-day stay at the doctor’s office. The number of treatment sessions needed can vary depending on the skin being treated. In no time you’ll be comparing your microneedling before and after pictures.

#2 Safe and Noninvasive

Unlike laser treatments and other procedures, no heat or injections are applied to your skin, nor anything being injected. Microneedling is a safe procedure for people in overall good health, with no downtime needed afterward. Because of the lack of heat, microneedling is also recommended the most for people with darker skin, as heat can affect skin pigmentation. This FDA approved, multipurpose treatment could be just what you need to achieve luminous skin.

#3 Generally Painless

The procedure is generally painless. Beforehand, your skincare expert will apply topical anesthesia. You can expect minor irritation for a few days after the procedure. Overall, microneedling is practically painless.

#4 Very Little Downtime

This can also vary depending on the skin, but usually, microneedling takes only a few days to recover, with minor side effects.

How Does Microneedling Work?


Why is microneedling so successful? In short, it stimulates your skin’s natural healing process. The procedure focuses on causing small prick wounds on the skin, which causes the body to produce more collagen and elastin to heal the affected skin. This surge of production then results in skin healing and looking smoother and younger.

Though minimally invasive, microneedling treatment can still hold some minor side effects such as:

  • Swelling and redness
  • Discomfort
  • Bruising
  • Dryness
  • Flaky skin
  • Skin tightness

However, these are minor and part of the healing process. The tiny injuries that are created by the procedure will quickly close up, causing no lasting damage to the tissue. The final result will be new, radiant skin that has reversed the hands of time.

Maintenance for Microneedling: Before and After


Before the Treatment

Prep time before microneedling is minimal. However, it is advised that patients use sunscreen and discontinue the use of vitamin A creams. Your BHSkin dermatologist will make recommendations based on your unique circumstances. Please let your dermatologist know if and when you had other skincare treatments.

During the Treatment

To enhance comfort, your dermatologist will apply a topical anesthesia 15-40 minutes before the procedure. As alluded to by its name, the microneedling treatment uses a pen-type device filled with tiny needles to prick the skin. Say hello to new and improved skin after just 30-60 minutes.

What To Expect After Microneedling

Following treatment, you may notice redness and skin irritation, but these effects are temporary and will go away after a few days. Your skin may also be more sensitive to the sun, so protective sunscreen is essential. Most patients see results after the first treatment. To achieve significant and visible results, we recommend 4 to 6 treatments. Take microneedling before and after pictures to see how your skin has changed.

Locations


Location 1

1505 Wilson Terrace
Suite 240
Glendale, CA 91206

Don Mehrabi MD in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Encino Tarzana, and Glendale. Same/Next Day / Saturday appt.

Location 3

16030 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 140
Encino, CA 91436

Don Mehrabi MD in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Encino Tarzana, and Glendale. Same/Next Day / Saturday appt.

Location 2

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