Microneedling is a skin remodeling procedure that can overcome a variety of challenging skin issues like wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, and rough texture. In microneedling treatments at City Laser Clinic in the downtown area of San Francisco, California, your highly trained treatment specialist uses microneedles to stimulate new support tissue growth naturally. You can also add platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to your microneedling treatment for even better results. Find out how microneedling can give you a new lease on your skin by calling the office or booking online today.
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction because it helps your body produce new collagen. Collagen is a protein that you naturally have in large quantities. It supports your body in many ways, with the best known of these being skin support. Your natural collagen acts as a scaffold to support your skin from below, keeping it smooth and unwrinkled. Over the years, your body generates lower quality collagen and less of it. That's one of the main reasons why wrinkles and lines develop.
Microneedling uses very shallow small needles to prick your skin surface. The needles fool your body into its recovery and healing mode, which includes abundant new collagen creation. This, in turn, smooths out lines and wrinkles. Microneedling also boosts your cellular turnover, which means it helps with scars, such as acne scars, and other skin problems like brown age spots or other sun damage.
PRP is a plasma concentration taken from your blood. It isolates your body's most healthy rejuvenating cells and then concentrates them in a formula that's many times stronger than usual. Your City Laser Clinic treatment specialist can use the PRP together with microneedling to enhance results even more. The PRP increases your recovery rate and boosts collagen production to the peak without requiring any invasive treatment.
Microneedling treatment, whether with or without PRP, can yield results very quickly. Many patients say that skin already feels tighter in just a few days, and you'll notice steady skin refinement in the next several weeks and months.
As your cells renew and you make new collagen, you'll notice smoother skin, fewer lines, reduced pore size, less sun damage, and overall rejuvenated skin. You may see continued improvement for as much as six months.
It depends on why you're having the treatment, but you could enjoy excellent results with only a few treatments in many cases. The City Laser Clinic team evaluates your skin and discusses your goals with you before you start, so you'll have a general idea of how many treatments you'll need. Usually, microneedling treatments are around six weeks apart, to give you time to evaluate your results.
Book your microneedling session online, or call City Laser Clinic for assistance today.