Even though microneedling sounds rather unpleasant at first mention, the actual treatment isn’t painful at all, and the results are always worth it. By increasing youthful cell turnover and collagen production, microneedling takes care of many facial imperfections. At Pure Touch Skin Center in Glendale and Sherman Oaks, California, you can experience microneedling treatments in a luxury medspa environment. To learn more about microneedling, call or use the online scheduler to set up a consultation.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, uses a series of tiny needles to create very small, controlled skin injuries. The injuries trigger your body’s healing factors to travel to the site and stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Collagen and elastin are the skin’s fountain of youth. They build a strong support system underneath the skin, amplifying your best features. At Pure Touch Skin Center, the team uses the FDA-cleared SkinPen to perform microneedling. The pen-sized device pulsates to create hundreds of mini-punctures within minutes.
The SkinPen skin rejuvenation therapy uses straight, adjustable needles to access even the most hard-to-reach areas. The equally spaced needles create even results.
Microneedling has a skin-tightening effect. It also reverses the signs of aging and other inconsistencies, including:
SkinPen can also be used for anti-aging, fine lines, and wrinkles.
First, your aesthetician at Pure Touch Skin Center washes the treatment area and applies a topical numbing agent. Then, they turn on the SkinPen and pass it over your face, covering one section at a time until they’ve treated the entire area.
With help from the topical numbing agent, the pain from microneedling is minimal. Most people feel the vibration from the pen more than they feel the needles. Some patients note feeling slightly more discomfort in more boney areas of the face such as the forehead and cheeks.
The procedure can take anywhere from 10-15 minutes, depending on the area treated, and another 10-15 minutes for the numbing cream. You’ll typically start seeing results after the second treatment. The number of sessions you’ll need depends on your aesthetic goals and often ranges from 3-5 sessions. Pure Touch Skin Center recommends staying out of the sun for the first 24 hours and only applying the cream they provide at the end of your treatment to ensure the best results.
Microneedling provides effective skin rejuvenating for all skin types. The procedure is a minimally invasive option for those who want to restore their skin’s youthfulness without surgery. Each microneedling treatment is very fast and requires no downtime, which is perfect for your busy schedule. You may have a sunburn-like after-effect, but it shouldn’t interfere with your plans.
Microneedling treatments also present minimal risks, especially when performed by experts like those at Pure Touch Skin Center. They use the body’s own healing processes rather than foreign substances to create results, so adverse reactions are rare. As a bonus benefit, microneedling helps your skin absorb your skin care products more easily. The tiny punctures allow your serums and potions to penetrate more readily into the skin.
Schedule a consultation to see if microneedling is right for you. Call Pure Touch Skin Center or use the online booking option.