Microneedling is a minimally invasive technique that tightens skin tissues, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and elevates your contours. The procedure involves using a specialized microneedling device (we use SkinPen) to create thousands of “micro” injuries on the uppermost layers of your skin to activate the body’s innate healing processes, stimulate collagen production, and reverse the effects of age on the skin. Cohen Medical Aesthetics provides personalized microneedling in Thousand Oaks treatments using the FDA-approved SkinPen device.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling corrects the following:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loss of elasticity
- Sagging skin
- Acne scarring
- Other facial scars
- Textural irregularities
- Uneven skin tone
- Pigmented lesions
- Brown spots
- Redness and rosacea
- Sun damage
- Skin dullness
Collagen induction therapy with SkinPen
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy because it works by stimulating collagen production. Collagen is a fibrous protein that makes your skin look firm, taut, and youthful. It binds skin tissues together (like glue) and prevents facial sagging caused by gravity. The loss of collagen due to the natural aging process is the leading reason for the onset of facial wrinkles and facial sagging. Microneedling essentially reverses that process.
We perform microneedling with the FDA-approved SkinPen device. The SkinPen device has micro-needles that penetrate different depths of the uppermost layers of the skin, creating “micro” injuries that activate your body’s healing processes. Your body responds to the micro-punctures as it responds to all injuries — it stimulates cellular regeneration and collagen production. Over time, your skin’s collagen reserves are restored, which helps you achieve smooth, firm skin with minimal wrinkles.
Boost the microneedling results with PRP
Your microneedling in Thousand Oaks results can be catalyzed with PRP (platelet-rich plasma). The blood contains numerous components, such as red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. The platelets contain a high concentration of growth factors, the components responsible for cellular regeneration, tissue healing, and collagen production. When you’re injured, the growth factors in your blood activate the healing processes to clot over the wound — that property can be harnessed to reverse the signs of aging.
PRP therapy involves harnessing the power of growth factors to stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture. We draw a small sample of your blood, place it in a centrifuge to isolate and purify the platelet-rich plasmas and inject it into targeted areas of the skin. When combined with microneedling, the micro-needles of the SkinPen device push the PRP serum deeper into your skin. The growth factors catalyze the collagen production process, helping you achieve superior results faster.
Benefits of microneedling:
- Minimally invasive skin rejuvenation
- Minimal discomfort during the treatment
- Stimulates natural collagen production
- Reverses the signs of aging on the skin
- Can be catalyzed with PRP serum
- Concludes within 60 minutes
- No harsh side effects or complications
- Resume your daily activities and work immediately
Microneedling: side effects and recovery
Microneedling in Thousand Oaks involves minimal post-treatment side effects, such as redness, swelling, tenderness, and discomfort. The side effects usually dissipate within a few hours, following which your skin will only look slightly flushed for two days. You can resume your daily activities and work immediately, but avoid strenuous workouts and exfoliants for at least two days. You must also wear strong sunscreen and apply plenty of moisturizers to protect your skin.
Microneedling: onset and longevity of results
Microneedling results appear gradually and cumulatively over several weeks and sessions as your body produces new collagen fibers. Your skin might start looking fuller and smoother after 3 or 4 weeks, with continued improvements for several months. Most patients need 3 to 6 microneedling sessions spaced a month apart for optimal results, so the results might continue improving for the better part of a year. You may also need one or two annual microneedling sessions to maintain the results.
Your microneedling experience in Thousand Oaks
Cohen Medical Aesthetics performs a personalized microneedling in Thousand Oaks treatment using the SkinPen device. Our cosmetic providers analyze your skin type and conditions to adjust the depth of the micro-needles and determine if you need PRP. The cosmetic provider cleanses your facial skin, applies a numbing gel to ensure comfort, and uses the SkinPen device to create thousands of micro-punctures on the epidermis. You might experience mild discomfort when the micro-needles enter your skin, but it’s tolerable. The treatment concludes within an hour.
Claim your free consultation for microneedling
Cohen Medical Aesthetics is a luxurious medical spa and wellness center specializing in cutting-edge microneedling and skin rejuvenation treatments. We use cutting-edge devices and technologies to ensure safe and consistent results without unwanted side effects or complications. Furthermore, our considered and personalized approach to skincare ensures naturalized results. We offer complimentary consultations — please schedule an appointment to explore your microneedling options in Thousand Oaks.