Microneedling

Microneedling Treatments in Burbank & Los Angeles

Microneedling is taking Los Angeles by the storm, quickly gaining popularity as an anti-aging skin rejuvenation treatment. The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. At Burbank Aesthetic Medical Spa, patients have been enjoying great results with Microneedling, with minimal side effects or downtime.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. These needles are used to puncture the skin at various depths to create a controlled skin injury.

A global approach to addressing volume loss and combating fine lines and wrinkles on your entire face is to have a Vampire Facial®. It will also improve the overall texture of your skin, and any acne scarring and hyperpigmentation that you may have.

The procedure is called the Vampire Facial® because your own blood platelets are used to encourage new collagen growth. The results are stronger, healthier, and more youthful skin. A small amount of your blood is drawn then spun in a centrifuge at high speeds which separates the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) from other blood components.

The next step involves microneedling. Your PRP is infused under the skin to fill in wrinkles, plump up hollow cheeks, and improve skin quality and texture. Both the PRP and the channels created by the microneedles stimulate a healing, multipotent variety of cells including those that secrete collagen, resulting in skin that is fuller, smoother, healthier and brighter.

What Microneedling Can Help With?

The most common issues include wrinkled facial skin, small areas of hyperpigmentation, and brittle skin surface. Microneedling can also improve conditions such as acne scarring and age spots. By helping reduce the size of pores, it revitalizes your skin through the eventual creation of additional blood capillaries that feed the skin layers.

Does Microneedling Work For Wrinkles?

Many of our patients choose Microneedling for Wrinkles for a number of reason. Firstly, this treatment is very effective in eradicating wrinkles and reducing fine lines. Next, Microneedling procedures are non-invasion and don’t require extensive downtime. Additionally, patients opting to undergo Microneedling treatments at our Burbank medical spa because of its affordable price in comparison to other procedures for wrinkle and fine line reduction.

While Microneedling treatments for wrinkles are commonly performed on the face, other parts of the body can also be treated. The process of needling the skin stimulates the body to produce new collagen. Collagen then filles in the lines that occur with wrinkles and smooth out the areas treated, resulting in younger looking skin. Considered an anti-aging and skin rejuvenation treatment, Microneedling is a great choice if you are concerned about wrinkles.

Can Microneedling Get Rid of Stretch Marks?

Got stretch marks?
Stretch marks occur when your skin is stretched by a rapid increase in growth, such as during pregnancy or rapid weight gain. Though our skin is generally elastic, when it is stretched too far, the body’s natural collagen production is disrupted. This leads to the formation stretch mark, which are scar-like fine lines. Stretch marks are most commonly seen on your upper thighs, breasts, stomach, buttocks and upper arms.

Try the non-surgical, no-downtime Microneedling treatment to get rid of stretch marks! The lines that occur with stretch marks tend to be raised, hardened, and possess a different color pigmentation than your skin. The pigmentation of these lines can be light pink, grey, or purple. Since Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that can fill in fine lines and even out discoloration by stimulating collagen production, it is effective for treating stretch marks. We find the Microneedling works particularly well on new stretch marks, such as those developed during pregnancy. As a new mom or mom-to-be, you will find Microneedling treatment at our Burbank medical spa safe and effective for stretch marks.

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What To Expect After Microneedling

Great news: you will likely experience very few symptoms after your treatment is completed. Given its non-invasive nature, any irritation after microneedling will usually last under 24 hours. When you choose our Burbank office for your Microneedling treatments, our aesthetician will provide you with guidelines to speed the healing process. You may also receive a list of products or lotions to avoid while the skin is moving through the regeneration phase.

How Many Microneedling Sessions Do I Need?

Microneedling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. For scar reduction an average of 3 to 6 treatments are recommended.

Am I A Good Candidate For Microneedling?

Virtually anybody can safely undergo micro needling therapy with minimal risk of long-term adverse effects. As a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure, it does not cause significant wounding of skin, is not light-based, so age or skin color don’t matter. Even areas of the body where skin is typically thin can undergo treatment with some micro needling devices. If you are not sure whether microneedling is right for you, contact us for a consultation!

Book your Microneedling Session at our Burbank Medical Spa Today!