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.
What Skin Problems Will Micro Needling Improve?
Micro Needling can be performed on all skin types and all skin colors, and can be used on sensitive areas that may be difficult to treat with other procedures. Micro Needling can be used on the face, around the eyes, neck, décolletage, and back of the hands.
- Mild to moderate acne scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Pigmentation and discoloration
- Skin texture and tone
- Reduction in pore size
Treatment is usually recommended as a series of 3 to 6 procedures (depending on your skin condition) approximately 3 or 4 weeks apart. Each treatment takes about 30 minutes
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.