What is Micro Needling and How Does it Work?
Micro Needling is a treatment for fine lines, acne scars, pigmentation (brown spots), and can improve the skin’s overall appearance. During the treatment, tiny needles are used to create micro injuries to the skin. This will stimulate the skin to produce collagen and elastin. Micro Needling creates tiny micro channels that allow topical treatments (serums, gels and creams) to be absorbed into the skin. The results will be improvement of the skin’s overall appearance.
Why Are Multiple Treatments Necessary?
Micro Needling can be repeated every four to six weeks, and the number of treatments required will depend on overall response to the treatments. Most Orange County patients see results after the first treatment. For acne scar reduction four to six treatments may be recommended.
What Does a Micro Needling Treatment Feel Like?
The skin may be pre-treated with Hyaluronic Acid or a Vitamin C serum. The skin is cleaned and a numbing gel may be applied. The small handheld Micro Needling device is used to pierce the skin and a soothing topical may be applied to hydrate and protect the skin.
Before Your Micro Needling Treatment
Pre-treating the skin with Hyaluronic Acid will prepare the skin for Micro Needling. If you have recently been in the sun tanning bed or used any self tanners you will need to wait at least 4 to 6 weeks before having Micro Needling treatments.
A commitment to stay out of the sun during the treatment process is necessary because treating tanned skin increases the possibility of unwanted side effects such as pigment (color) changes. If you are planning a holiday in the sun we can help you plan your treatments around your holiday.
Your consultation visit
You’ll enjoy a relaxing visit to our office where you can ask questions, meet our staff, take a tour of our office and surgical suite and view additional photo results of our OC patients.
Your consultation assessment is with Dr. Sikorski, not an impersonal or commissioned sales person. Fees and procedure preparations are discussed with our patient coordinator, who will detail the surgical experience with you.
We look forward to meeting with you and helping you find the simplest solution to achieve the goals you desire. If you want more information on Micro Needling or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sikorski, contact her practice in the Orange County area at (949) 448-0487.