Much of the age-related deterioration of facial skin has to do with the support layers for the outer skin. Microneedling emerges as a treatment to restore vitality to those deeper skin tissues. Christina Stokke, Dr. Kevin Stokke, and the team at Nouvelle Medical Aesthetics in Davis, California, recommend microneedling as a treatment for facial rejuvenation, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, surgical scars, and stretch marks. Call to schedule an appointment to see if microneedling is right for you.
The body’s regenerative systems include the capacity to replace collagen and other skin tissues, though these systems typically stay dormant until an injury occurs. Many of the more recent cosmetic technologies, such as lasers and intense pulsed light, create a controlled damage to tissue below the surface of the skin to stimulate this regenerative system.
Microneedling also creates controlled damage by penetrating the skin with small needles, creating tiny injuries that stimulate new collagen production without causing a great deal of pain or damage to other tissue. As new collagen is generated, depressions in skin fill in, smoothing overall skin appearance. In some cases, microneedling reduces the appearance of skin pigmentation problems, such as age spots, uneven complexion, or some effects of rosacea.
While many patients use microneedling to treat problems on the face, it is not limited to that, and may be used virtually anywhere on the body where new collagen production will be effective. Anywhere that scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, and pigment issues appear could be candidates for treatment. Microneedling is occasionally combined with platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, as a way of improving its effectiveness.
At Nouvelle Medical Aesthetics, your comfort is of utmost importance. We used a specifically compounded numbing agent prior to your treatment. Hyaluronic acid is used during the procedure because it adds natural hydration to your skin, which promotes better outcomes. The entire microneedling procedure typically takes about 15-30 minutes, but it may be longer depending on how large of an area is being treated.
Under controlled conditions and knowledgeable medical experience, microneedling is quite safe. Though there is a current trend with home microneedling products, these rolling devices can cause scar tissue to form, and improper use of devices may lead to infection. Here at Nouvelle Medical Aesthetics, we use the DermaPen in our treatments that are provided by experienced professionals.
Treatments from an experienced, professional practitioner like Christina Stokke and the team at Nouvelle Medical Aesthetics ensures that you get the best results possible from your microneedling procedure. If you are interested in microneedling, call or schedule an appointment online with the highly experienced team at Nouvelle Medical Aesthetics. The practice is currently welcoming new patients.
*Individual results may vary.
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