Microneedling, often referred to as collagen induction therapy, is an effective way to treat a variety of skin conditions, such as fine wrinkles, acne scars and overall texture and tone of the skin. Discover microneedling, available now at Belle Vie Wellness & Medical Aesthetics in Cerritos, CA!
How Does Microneedling Work?
This minimally invasive procedure rejuvenates the skin via the use of ultra fine needles to cause surface level punctures in the skin. This prompts a natural healing process to activate the correction of flaws and inconsistencies in the skin. Microneedling is based on the theory that by performing a controlled skin injury, the body will respond by sending an increased amount of collagen and elastin to the treatment area to heal and soothe it. This results in a more flawless appearance and vibrant, smooth skin.
What is it Used For?
Microneedling is commonly used to treat a wide range of skin problems including:
- Fine wrinkles
- Surface level scars
- Under eye puffiness
- Enlarged pores
- Skin laxity
Does it Hurt?
Microneedling can cause minor discomfort depending on how sensitive your skin is. However, a topical numbing cream can be applied before treatment begins to ensure maximum comfort.
Is There Any Downtime?
There is no downtime after treatment; however, some patients prefer to avoid social engagements for a few days. Your skin will appear as though it is sunburnt for up to a week after treatment, depending on the depth of the microneedling. For optimal results, we recommend avoiding products that contain acid for approximately one week.
If you’d like to learn more about microneedling, or schedule your consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call Belle Vie Wellness & Medical Aesthetics directly at 562-865-0802.