Cosmetika Aesthetics

Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Clinic located in South Pasadena, CA

Microneedling is an incredibly popular treatment and can improve multiple skin concerns at once. At Cosmetika Aesthetics in South Pasadena, California, Cesar Aguiluz, DO, offers microneedling as one of many advanced treatment options. Learn more during a face-to-face consultation. Call or stop by the office near Los Angeles today to book your appointment, or use the online booking tool.

Microneedling Q&A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that can improve the appearance of your skin. It’s among the most popular aesthetic treatments due to its ability to address multiple skin concerns with the same treatment. 

Some of the issues microneedling can improve the appearance of:

  • Loose or sagging skin
  • Rosacea
  • Scarring
  • Acne
  • Wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Hyperpigmentation

There are products sold online and in stores that promise microneedling results at home, but none can match the power of professional microneedling performed with the highest medical standards. 

What happens during microneedling?

A numbing cream helps reduce sensations in the treatment area. Dr. Aguiluz then guides a handheld, powered device with a treatment tip covered in thin, short, sterile treatment needles across the surface of your face or other treatment areas. 

The microneedling device stamps the treatment needles into your skin, creating hundreds of microchannels that reach into the deeper dermal layers. Your body perceives each of those penetrations as a tiny injury and launches a healing response. 

Circulation to the treated area improves as your body begins creating new collagen cells. This serves to smooth and plump your skin from within. Areas of scar tissue and hyperpigmentation are then broken apart, and once the healing process is complete, your skin will appear smoother with more even coloration. 

It takes a few weeks to see the results of microneedling, as your body needs time to build new collagen. You might notice some mild redness and swelling immediately after your sessions, but these side effects fade within a few days. There is no significant downtime needed after microneedling, but sun protection is a must. 

What role does platelet-rich plasma play in microneedling?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a powerful solution created from a small volume of your blood. It includes a high concentration of platelets suspended in plasma, which is the liquid component of your blood. Platelets facilitate blood clotting, and also contain numerous growth factors to promote new cell development. 

Incorporating PRP into microneedling allows the solution to penetrate deep into the microchannels, where it speeds and enhanced healing. Because the solution comes from your body’s cells, microneedling with PRP is a safe and effective treatment approach. 

Learn more about your microneedling options during a personalized consultation. Booking takes just moments online or by phone, so call today.