Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a skin rejuvenation treatment that reveals dramatic improvements to skin texture and tone on the face, neck, décolletage and other areas of the body.
Traditional 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!
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FAQs: Traditional microneedling in Mill Valley, CA
What is traditional microneedling?
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) or the Belle Transform PRX-T33® Peel for an intense boost of benefits.
What happens during a traditional microneedling treatment?
Prior to your traditional 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, hand-held device containing tiny needles.
If you are undergoing a PRP 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 or RF microneedling for an overall boost of age-defying benefits.
If you are undergoing traditional microneedling to erase stretch marks, we recommend applying PRX-T33 skin treatment to the area before your session. PRX-T33, when applied as instructed, will raise lesions before microneedling to target and eliminate stretch marks (with repeated treatments as advised).
Does traditional 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 traditional microneedling treatment?
Traditional microneedling can take between 15-30 minutes, depending on 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 traditional microneedling treatments will I need?
Traditional microneedling provides optimal benefits when performed as a series of three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart.
Is there any downtime with traditional microneedling?
No. You will be able to resume your normal day immediately following your treatment.
How long will my results last?
Traditional 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.