Traditional microneedling is a highly effective skin-renewing treatment that gently penetrates skin with tiny needles, creating very small holes that trigger the skin’s natural healing response. As new collagen and elastin grow and gradually fill in these tiny holes, the skin reveals an intensely refreshed look with a wide range of improvements, from diminished acne scarring and wrinkles to more even skin tone and brightness. Microneedling can be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for a intensive boost of benefits.
Microneedling at Belle Marin can help improve:
• Acne Scars
• Fine Lines and Wrinkles
• Loose or Crepey Skin
• Mild jowling or sagging skin around the eyelids, cheeks, or neck
• Rough Texture
• Uneven tone
• Pigmentation irregularities
• And More!
Vivace Before & After Gallery
*Before & after photos are not actual Belle Marin Aesthetic Medicine clients
FAQs: Microneedling and Vivace Microneedle RF in Mill Valley, CA
What happens during a microneedling treatment?
Prior to your microneedling session, we will apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort. We will then gently administer microneedling to your skin using a small, handheld device containing tiny needles.
If you are undergoing a Vampire Facial®, we will apply PRP to your skin during your microneedling session. The fresh micro holes created by your microneedling session are the perfect canvas for PRP, enabling potent growth factors to deeply penetrate the skin. Revitalizing PRP is a perfect addition to both traditional microneedling and Vivace Microneedle RF for an overall boost of age-defying benefits.
Does microneedling in Marin County hurt?
This treatment is considered to be quite comfortable by most. We will apply a topical numbing cream prior to your microneedling session to ensure you are as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment.
How long is a microneedling treatment?
Microneedling treatments can take between 15 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the type of treatment and the areas being treated.
Are there any side effects?
You may experience slight redness and swelling after your treatment, which will subside within a few hours. A few days after your treatment, you may also experience itchiness as your skin renews itself. This reaction is normal and resolves quickly on its own.
How many microneedling treatments will I need?
Both traditional microneedling and Vivace Microneedle RF provide optimal benefits when performed as a series of 3 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Is there any downtime with microneedling?
No. You will be able to resume your normal day immediately following your treatment.
How long will my results last?
Microneedling stimulates new collagen and elastin production, which means you’ll enjoy your results for months following your treatment. We recommend scheduling periodic treatments to maintain your youthful glow and enhance your benefits.