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Microneedling

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that generates new collagen and elastin to result in smoother, firmer skin. The procedure uses a device that pricks your skin with tiny, sterilized needles. Also known as collagen induction therapy. Microneedling is most often used on the face to treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores. Microneedling is used in certain anti-aging procedures like eyelid surgery and to remove sunspots. Microneedling can also be used on the body to help improve skin texture, crepey skin, scars, and stretch marks.

As a professional procedure, microneedling used at The Med Spot is designed to induce skin rejuvenation. When you receive microneedling at The Med Spot, you’ll benefit from the skill, attention to detail, and experience of Dr. Michelle Reyes and her team.

How Does microneedling Work?

The process of microneedling encourages your skin to produce more collagen. The slight injuries also called micro-injuries caused by the microneedling procedure, occur in the form of small pinpricks to the skin. This prompts your skin to make new collagen-rich tissue. This brand new tissue is more even in tone and texture. After specialized microneedling treatments at The Med Spot, you may even see firmer skin. This is because microneedling makes your skin cells more uniform resulting in skin that looks smoother and fresher. It’s like turning back the clock and you could even have it done on your lunch break!

What Happens During Treatment With microneedling?

On the day of your treatment, you’ll receive a topical anesthetic to reduce the chances of discomfort. When the anesthetic has taken effect, Dr. Michelle Reyes or a member of The Med Spot team will make small pinpricks into your skin with a device similar in size to a pen. Don’t worry, you’ll likely not notice the microchannels after the procedure. The microneedling device will then be moved evenly across your skin. Your newly rejuvenated skin will have improved tone, texture, and appear more even. After the procedure, Dr. Michelle Reyes or a member of the Med Spot team may apply a calming treatment or serum. The procedure itself usually takes only about 10-20 minutes.

Do microneedling treatments hurt?

The numbing cream dulls most of the discomfort, but you may feel tiny pinpricks to the treatment area. Most patients find the microneedling procedure to be very tolerable. The most common side effect is minor skin irritation immediately following the procedure, and you may see some slight redness for a few days.

Are microneedling Treatments Safe?

As with any minimally invasive treatment, there are rare side effects like bleeding, bruising, or peeling. If any of these occur after you receive treatment, you’ll be advised to contact The Med Spot for further guidance.

You may not be an ideal candidate for microneedling if you are pregnant, have certain skin diseases like eczema or psoriasis, have had recent radiation treatment, have open wounds, or have had a history of certain types of scars.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Dr. Michelle Reyes or a member of The Med Spot team will discuss your skincare goals with you and make recommendations on the number of treatments you’ll need to see the results you want. To maintain these results and achieve your skincare goals, you may need multiple sessions as well as treatments that complement corrective action. Most people need 4-6 treatments to see a difference.

Why Is microneedling Better Than the Alternatives?

Microneedling is not as invasive as other treatments, and the recovery time is minimal. You’ll require very little or no downtime after your procedure. You can go back to work or school if you’re comfortable. Microneedling may work better for people with darker skin tones. This is because microneedling does not involve the use of heat, which can affect your skin’s pigmentation or color. Some people use tinted moisturizer during the first few days after the procedure. Ask The Med Spot team about which tinted moisturizer is safe to use after procedures. Microneedling promotes your skin’s natural collagen production for long-lasting results that improve over time.

Who Should Ask for microneedling?

Microneedling treatments are suitable for both men and women seeking to improve the tone, texture, and radiance of their skin without dramatic commitment and changes or a long recovery. If you’re looking to improve the appearance of acne scars, reduced skin elasticity, sun damage, and fine lines and wrinkles, microneedling may be the treatment for you!

How Can microneedling Improve my Life?

Microneedling is a convenient and minimally invasive procedure that works by improving the tone, texture, and elasticity of your skin. Giving you a renewed sense of confidence after seeing the benefits of treatments. The results provided by microneedling can take years off your appearance by minimizing sun damage, acne scarring, and other minor imperfections in your skin and providing you with dewy skin that appears youthful.

Why Should You Get microneedling at The Med Spot?

The Med Spot is a five-star medical practice devoted to elevating your wellness and natural beauty, both inside and out. With several years of experience, Dr. Michelle Reyes makes her clients feel healthy and attractive with proven, cutting-edge technologies like microneedling. You’ll receive top-notch results with her expertise and meticulous attention to detail in applying microneedling to improve any of your skin imperfections.

We have several convenient locations around Los Angeles, including Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Tarzana, and Hidden Hills. Whatever your needs, Dr. Michelle Reyes is here to listen with compassion and she can help you achieve your goals.

Thanks to microneedling, there’s no need to suffer through invasive procedures to receive skin refinement results. Whether you are unhappy about a new problem that developed with age or health conditions, or about an issue with your skin that has always concerned you Dr. Michelle Reyes and The Med Spot team can help you attain healthier-looking skin. Microneedling with The Med spot can be part of your individualized treatment plan to achieve the results you want.

The Med Spot for All Your Aesthetic Needs

With loyal clients from celebrities to critics, The Med Spot is a trusted name in non-invasive cosmetic care and healthy age management in the Los Angeles area. With scrupulous attention to detail, Dr. Michelle Reyes and every member of The Med Spot team ensure that every patient feels and looks great.

To learn how microneedling could work for you, schedule personal one-on-one consultations with Dr. Michelle Reyes or a member of The Med Spot team. Visit the offices, meet the highly skilled and trained staff, and discover how The Med Spot provides luxury, personalized care to exceptional clients like you.

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