When home skin treatments are not effective, but you are not ready for surgery, try nonsurgical procedures for skin rejuvenation, like microneedling. Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa is pleased to offer microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) with the Eclipse MicroPen technology at our innovative facility. Microneedling uses multiple fine-gauge needles to safely and effectively create micro-injuries in the needed areas of the skin. These micro-injuries trigger the body's natural production of collagen and elastin, two nutrients that increase the overall health and appearance of your skin. Easily combined with other skin treatments, like serums or PRP (platelet-rich plasma), microneedling can help reduce stretch marks, scars, and pores. Schedule a consultation at Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa to discover more about the benefits of microneedling and ways to customize the treatment for your skin concerns and goals.
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You may benefit from microneedling if you have slight to moderate skin issues, like a decrease in firmness or uneven texture. Microneedling treatments can also improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and pores. You need to be willing to wait a while before seeing benefits from your microneedling treatment since the collagen and elastin will need a month or longer to have an effect on the skin, but you will see natural-looking results and gain healthier, stronger skin.
Collagen induction therapy with microneedling is done in one of our office procedure rooms in about 30 – 60 minutes with numbing cream or a local anesthesia if desired, but patients typically experience mild or no discomfort. The advanced Eclipse contains twelve extremely small, sterile needles that quickly pulse along the targeted tissue. The skin being treated will be cleansed before the microneedling handpiece is passed evenly over. After the microneedling is done, a topical treatment, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or a vitamin-infused serum, can be applied for deeper penetration of the nutrients into the skin. A moisturizer will be massaged in along with sun protection since your skin will be sensitive after the treatment.
What to Expect
Following the procedure, you might develop light swelling and redness for about a day, but this should resolve on its own. It may take about 1 – 2 months as the collagen and elastin levels increase before you see visible improvements in the health and appearance of your treated skin. You should plan to receive about 4 – 6 maintenance treatments each scheduled every 4 – 6 weeks for the best results and long-term skin health.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microneedling cost?
Costs for microneedling will vary, depending on what is in your plan. During your consultation, we will evaluate your skin and then develop your personalized plan. Once this is done, we will review your costs and the procedure process. Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa often offers specials on treatment packages so ask about current deals during your consultation.
What exactly is microneedling?
Collagen induction therapy or microneedling is a nonsurgical treatment to improve the health of your skin. Collagen is a fibrous protein that helps keep your skin supple, smooth, and tight. As you get older, your stores of collagen are depleted and your skin becomes thin and less elastic. Microneedling causes small wounds in your skin. These micro-injuries force your skin to increase its collagen production and generate new skin cell growth. Once healed, your skin is healthier, firmer, and brighter.
Can I combine other treatments with microneedling?
During the microneedling process, channels are created in your skin that make it easier for treatments to penetrate the deeper layers. This is why microneedling is commonly combined with other treatments, like vitamin-rich serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Microneedling with PRP is more commonly known as the vampire facial. During your consultation, our aesthetic team can talk about what treatments may be performed along with microneedling and which can help your skin's health.
How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
Usually, patients need 3 – 6 sessions to see their best results. However, the number of treatments you need will depend on your goals and the condition of your skin. Microneedling can be performed every 4 – 6 weeks as needed. During your consultation, we will estimate how many treatments you will need based on your skin and goals. Once you have reached your goal, we recommend receiving maintenance treatments two times a year.
Is microneedling safe for everyone?
On the whole, microneedling is safe for all skin types and tones. Since the skin injuries created are so small, there are usually no side effects after the treatment. Microneedling can be applied to most areas of the skin, including the arms, face, neck, chest, thighs, and calves. Microneedling is not recommended if you have been on Accutane in the last few months, as well as if you have herpes simplex, an open wound, or active skin infection. In addition, you may not be a candidate for microneedling if you are pregnant, nursing, or undergoing radiation treatments.
Natural Health and Radiance
Improve the health and appearance of your skin with microneedling therapy sessions at Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa. A minimally invasive treatment that can produce significant results, microneedling prompts your natural production of collagen for smoother, firmer skin. Schedule a consultation at our Santa Rosa, CA practice to hear more about this procedure and other complementary skin revitalizing options.