If over-the-counter skin products are no longer proving effective, but you don't want surgical procedures, learn more about minimally invasive treatments to rejuvenate the skin, such as microneedling. Plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas are happy to offer microneedling (collagen induction therapy) at Allegro MedSpa of Novato in Novato, CA. Microneedling uses several fine needles to effectively and safely make micro-injuries in the skin. The micro-injuries prompt the natural production of elastin and collagen, two nutrients that contribute to the appearance and health of your complexion. Often performed with other treatments, microneedling may help minimize scars, stretch marks, and pores. Make an appointment for a consultation at Allegro MedSpa of Novato to hear more about the results of microneedling and how to personalize your procedure for your needs and goals.
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It's possible you could be a candidate for microneedling treatments if you experience light or mild complexion problems, like a decrease in elasticity or rough skin texture. Collagen induction therapy may also minimize the look of pores, stretch marks, and scars. You must be willing to wait before seeing improvements from your microneedling procedure because the elastin and collagen require some time to have an impact on the complexion; however, you will develop results that look natural and gain healthier overall skin.
A microneedling treatment is completed in a private treatment room in around 30 – 60 minutes with local anesthesia or numbing cream if preferred; however, patients generally report little to no discomfort. The areas of skin being addressed will be cleaned before the handpiece is evenly passed over. Once the microneedling is complete, a treatment, such as a serum with a vitamin infusion, may be applied so the nutrients can penetrate deeper into the skin. A moisturizer selected for your skin type will be massaged in along with UV protection because the treated skin will be more sensitive following the procedure.
What to Expect
After your treatment, you can experience mild redness and swelling for around one day; however, this should fade naturally. It can take around 1 – 2 months as the elastin and collagen supply increases until you notice significant changes in the appearance and health of your complexion. You should schedule around 4 – 6 follow-up sessions performed every 4 – 6 weeks for ideal outcomes and long-lasting skin benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microneedling cost?
You microneedling costs will depend on what's in your plan. In your consultation, we will analyze your skin and then create your custom plan. After this, we will explain your treatment costs and the procedure. Allegro MedSpa of Novato frequently has discounts on treatment packages so ask about our current deals in your appointment.
What exactly is microneedling?
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure to rejuvenate your skin. A natural fibrous protein, collagen helps your skin stay smooth, supple, and firm. Eventually, your supply of collagen is reduced and your skin gets less elastic and thin. Microneedling makes tiny skin wounds. These micro-injuries cause your skin to generate new skin cell growth and increase collagen production. After a short recovery period, your complexion looks firmer, brighter, and healthier.
Can I combine other treatments with microneedling?
In the process of microneedling, channels are made that help other treatments to reach the lower layers. That's why microneedling is frequently done before other skin treatments, such as special serums or PRP (platelet-rich plasma). Microneedling plus PRP is often called a vampire facial. In your initial consultation, we will explain which treatments would enhance your microneedling and which best fit your skin goals.
How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
Typically, patients receive 3 – 6 treatments to get optimal results. Although, how many sessions you require will vary based on your skin's condition and your goals. Microneedling may be done every 4 – 6 weeks. In your initial consultation, we can estimate the number of sessions you might want after assessing your skin and listening to your goals. When your skin goals are reached, we suggest scheduling touch-up sessions about twice a year.
Is microneedling safe for everyone?
In general, microneedling is appropriate for all skin tones and types. Skin injuries created by microneedling are so minor, there are rarely side effects afterward. Microneedling can be performed on most skin areas, including the face, arms, neck, chest, and legs. Microneedling isn't recommended if you've taken Accutane recently, plus if you have an open wound, herpes simplex, or active skin infection. Additionally, you might not be able to get microneedling if you're nursing, pregnant, or getting radiation therapy.
Natural Health and Radiance
Enhance the appearance and health of your complexion with microneedling therapy at Allegro MedSpa of Novato in Novato, CA. A nonsurgical procedure that may create impressive improvements, microneedling increases your natural collagen production for firmer, smoother skin. Make an appointment to find out more information about this procedure and other skin improvement treatments.