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Microneedling

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Microneedling

Many men and women experience dissatisfaction with the appearance of aging, damaged skin. Aging and environmental factors, such as stress, excessive sun exposure, smoking, and pollution, all contribute to wrinkles and irregularities in the skin’s tone and texture. Microneedling is the process of applying skin-enhancing serums like hyaluronic acid, stem cells, and platelet-rich plasma to superficial wounds made on the skin. The process of creating these wounds and applying these products stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines while improving skin quality. Microneedling is a non-surgical, minimally invasive approach to achieving brighter and firmer skin. Contact Dr. Grazer in Newport Beach to learn more about our microneedling procedure.

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Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling can improve skin conditions, such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch marks
  • Skin texture irregularities
  • Reduced skin elasticity

Microneedling Candidates

Unlike other non-surgical procedures (such as lasers), microneedling will not affect skin pigmentation. This means that microneedling is suitable for all skin types. Candidates should be in good general health. Any pre-existing medical conditions will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Grazer in Newport Beach. If the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, facial scarring, or hyperpigmentation is bothering you, and you have realistic expectations, microneedling may be the procedure for you.

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Procedure

Before your treatment begins, your skin will be numbed to ensure a painless procedure. Once this has occurred, the handheld microneedling device is passed over the treatment area. This device creates pinprick-sized wounds that break the skin and the underlying blood vessels. Skin-enhancing products, such as hyaluronic acid, stem cells, or platelet-rich plasma, are applied to these superficial wounds to penetrate deep into the skin and aid the body in its healing response. Your body will immediately release growth factors to encourage the production of collagen and elastin to repair the wounds and replace damaged cells. Multiple treatment sessions are required for most patients. The number of sessions will depend on the size of the treatment area as well as the depth of the wrinkling or scarring.

Recovery and Results

Following your treatment with Dr. Grazer in Newport Beach, you may experience mild pinkness that can last anywhere from one to three days. This discoloration can be covered with makeup, and cold compresses can remedy any discomfort. You will find that your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight after the treatment. You should stay out of the sun for at least 24 hours and apply sunscreen afterward to maintain your results.
After your microneedling treatment, your skin will appear tighter and smoother. Fine lines, wrinkles, and pores will be lessened and your skin tone will even out. Results can be maintained through a healthy lifestyle, sun protection, and regular touch-up microneedling sessions.

Potential Side Effects

The most common side effect of microneedling is minor skin irritation that dissipates within a few days. Though rare, more serious side effects like bleeding, bruising, infection, and skin peeling have been reported. Contact Dr. Grazer in Newport Beach if you notice any of these after your procedure.