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Microneedling Specialist

Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center

Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa located in Murrieta, CA

Flawed skin that isn’t quick to improve with moisturizers, cleansers, and other products might simply need a deeper, more dramatic solution. At Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center in Murrieta, California, Brian Eichenberg, MD, and Rachel Ford, MD, use microneedling treatments to stimulate collagen growth deep within your skin for a lasting, comprehensive improvement in tone and texture. To find out if you’re a candidate for microneedling, book an appointment by phone or online at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center today.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

microneedlingMicroneedling is a minimally invasive skin improvement treatment available at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center. 

The team uses the top-of-the-line SkinPen® Precision device to puncture many tiny holes in your skin’s surface at even intervals after applying a numbing cream for comfort. 

The micro-injuries from the device cause your skin to act as if it’s injured and heal itself accordingly. To do so, new collagen begins to grow to make your skin smoother and firmer.

Collagen also makes your skin appear healthier. You lose it as you age, which leads to many of the age-related features you see on your skin’s surface. This is why microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy. 

You can get microneedling on any area of skin that lacks structure or smoothness, including your face, neck, chest, hands, or back.

What are the results of microneedling?

Microneedling targets and improves a wide range of undesirable skin features that don’t respond to home care and products. The team at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center might suggest microneedling for your treatment plan if you dislike your:

  • Large pores
  • Acne scars
  • Small injury scars
  • Age spots
  • Fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch marks

After treatment, you might note that your skin feels tighter and looks brighter than before. You might need several microneedling sessions to reach the results you want to see. 

How should I prepare for microneedling?

To boost your chances of getting the best possible results from your microneedling treatment, the team at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center might recommend taking steps to prepare your skin beforehand. 

If you use retinoids, they tell you to stop taking them for some time before treatment. They might also suggest replacing harsh products in your routine with gentle alternatives to keep your skin calm before microneedling.

Furthermore, you should stop taking ibuprofen, aspirin, and other drugs that make your blood thinner for several weeks before your microneedling appointment. These drugs are normally harmless, but the increased bleeding can cause you to bruise more after your procedure. 

How long does it take to heal after microneedling?

You don’t need to stay home to recover or take any time off work after microneedling. However, your skin will be red for a few days after the treatment. 

You can cover this with makeup, but you also need to wear sunscreen every day, so you don’t aggravate your skin more. You can see the full effect of your treatment several weeks later.

To maintain your microneedling results, the skincare consultants at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center can help you improve your home skincare regimen with high-quality products by Obagi®, SkinMedica®, and Alastin Skincare®.

To find out if you’re a candidate for microneedling treatments at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center, book a consultation by phone or online today.