What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment that utilizes 9 precisely spaced micro needles to create invisible, vertical micro perforations into the epidermis and the top layers of the dermis. These micro perforations allow for better absorption of products, often serums to reach the deeper layers of the dermis. Consequently, these micro injuries prompt the body into repair mode by sending collagen to the epidermis. More collagen translates to healthier, firmer looking skin.
What are some of the benefits of microneedling?
Microneedling treatments can include the addition of growth factors that result in a more rapid and robust collagen stimulation process. other benefits include:
- Lifts, tightens and rejuvenates skin
- Increase in elasticity
- Fine lines and wrinkles visibly reduced
- Pores become finer
- Improves the appearance of acne scarring
- Improves the appearance of facial scarring
- Improves the overall appearance of the skin
What Microneedling System Do You Use?
Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery uses the Rejuvapen Micro-Fractional system. By far, it is the most superior technology we have found.
Before and After Microneedling results
*Individual Results May Vary
Before & After Gallery
The gallery of images contains photographs illustrating patients’ appearances before and after surgery.
How does Rejuvapen Micro-Fractional system work?
The Rejuvapen system works by stimulating the skin’s own natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin for healthier, younger-looking skin. Micro needling accelerated this repair process by creating microscopic channels, which also allow products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. New collagen and elastin can reverse years of sun damage, improve acne scars and enhance the overall appearance of aging skin.
Is microneedling safe?
Microneedling is a safe treatment for many types of skin issues. We recommend finding an experienced, medical aesthetician to perform the treatment.
What to expect after a microneedling procedure
Immediately following treatment, you will notice a healthy pink glow. Our aesthetician will recommend products to aid in your skin’s natural healing process. Total healing depends on the severity of damaged skin and the depth of the repair process required. On average, patients are pink for 2-4 days.
What is the downtime?
Usually, healing times depend on the severity of the treated areas. Most patients experience redness that resembles a mild sunburn for 24-48 hours after treatment. Patients with more sensitive skin may take longer to recover.
When will I see results?
Patients will notice a nice difference in their skin right away. Nevertheless, since the healing and restoration of collagen takes time, it is unrealistic to see immediate optimal improvement. Our Medical Aesthetician will recommend a series of treatments, usually, 4-6. Patients may not see final results until 3-6 months following the last treatment.
Risk and Side Effects of Microneedling
Microneedling should be performed by an experienced, certified technician under the direct supervision of a physician. Strict adherence to proper hygiene and procedures is required. It is very important that the equipment and products be sterile and free from allergens that can cause contact dermatitis. The face should be cleaned and prepped before treatment to prevent cross contamination and spread of bacteria.
At Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery we offer the Vectra 3D, a state of the art imaging system that allows patients to preview their expected results prior to undergoing a procedure.
During your consultation, Dr. Garcia will take photographs of a patient’s face or specific part that will be performed on. He will then create a 3D digital replication of the same body part using the VECTRA simulator. These images will allow Dr. Garcia to preview the various surgical/nonsurgical options with the patient.
Learn more about the Vectra 3D.