If you are struggling with outward signs of aging like acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles, you know how frustrating it can be to lose a youthful, fresh appearance. These conditions can make you appear older than you are, and facial scars are cannot be completely disguised with cosmetics. Microneedling is a treatment that engages the body’s natural healing process to boost collagen and elastin production and revitalize facial skin. The treatment is often paired with topical treatments, as the process allows these rejuvenating products to be absorbed more quickly and deeply with microneedling. Our professionals at Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center in Beverly Hills is knowledgeable and dedicated to helping you improve your skin with microneedling.
Microneedling is a versatile treatment that treats a range of skin irregularities. Over time, your skin may start to show the effects of aging and other environmental factors, which can include:
These symptoms are common as we age, or come about as a result of injury, stress, skin conditions, or excess sun exposure. Almost everyone is a candidate for microneedling because of the nature of the procedure. The treatment does not penetrate deeper than the dermis layer of the skin, and side effects of the procedure are mild. Additionally, the treatment triggers the body’s natural healing processes to smooth the skin, producing dramatic results, even without dermal fillers or other treatments.
Due to the shallow depth of the microinjuries, and the way the invasive device performs the procedure, almost anyone can benefit from the treatment, and recover quickly. The channels in the skin created by the tiny needles in the device heal quickly without destroying the surrounding skin or tissue, and the healing process is instantly triggered to produce collagen and elastin in the area treated. Microneedling is most commonly used to restore and rejuvenate the skin on the face, chest, neck, and arms, but can be used on other areas of the body as well, if needed.
Microneedling may be part of a comprehensive treatment plan, used in conjunction with other treatments, but the procedure itself does not use any foreign substances or fillers for its smoothing effect. This makes the procedure versatile and available to people with virtually any skin type, regardless of most medications you are taking, or other factor. One important benefit is after treatment, you will be able to resume normal daily activities at once, as the healing time for the procedure is minimal.
Some devices called “dermarollers” are available that allow you to do microneedling at home, and many people have attempted to try it on their own. However, performing treatment on your own can lead to a variety of problems that can be avoided when treated by a skilled aesthetician. Many dermarollers are made of inferior materials that cannot be sterilized to the same degree, with medical-grade materials. Therefore, using a non-sterile device to pierce the skin can potentially lead to infection. The commercially available devices are also not as precise, and have limited use, if any.
While an at-home device may seem interesting, it is recommended that you only undergo microneedling from a licensed professional, using the most advanced device for the procedure. Our treatments are cost-effective and require little-to-no downtime with no need to worry about painful recovery or extended time away from work or other activities. The skilled surgeons and staff at our facility in Los Angeles use the most modern technology for consistent, precise treatment of skin irregularities, and to produce the greatest benefits in skin texture, softness, and improved quality.
When you arrive at our luxurious clinic, you will be greeted by the friendly staff and shown to your room. Once you are ready, our aesthetician will clean the treatment area and apply a numbing gel to make you more comfortable during the procedure. Once your skin is numbed, the gel is removed and a hydrating serum is applied. The specially-designed medical device is then passed over the treatment area. The device appears to be a small pen, but is covered with tiny needles that rapidly penetrate the dermis and epidermis as it passes over the treatment zone, creating tiny superficial channels that trigger the natural healing process. The treatment is completed in less than an hour, and you are free to resume your day after it is complete.
You may need multiple treatments depending on the extent of the skin’s imperfections, skin quality, age, and other factors. Mild to moderate scarring or skin discoloration can require up to four treatments, while more severe scarring can take up to five treatments to diminish. The treatments are spaced out every few weeks to ensure proper healing and to produce the most beneficial results.
Due to the superficial level of treatment, you will likely experience very few symptoms after your treatment is completed. Any irritation will usually subside within 24 hours, and you can return to work and other activities. Our aesthetician will provide you with guidelines to speed the healing process and a list of products or lotions to avoid while the skin is moving through the regeneration phase. We may schedule another visit for your series of microneedling treatments if needed.
The microscopic channels created by the microneedling device initiate the healing process and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. These natural skin elements help to fill in imperfections in the skin, and smooth out the negative effects of age, sun exposure, or injury.
If you are living with unsightly wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, or an uneven skin tone, it may be time to consider arguably the top microneedling Los Angeles has. The advanced procedure takes advantage of your skin’s natural healing capacity to improve the appearance, tone, texture, and reduce the appearance of imperfections. The caring and attentive staff at Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center have been serving Los Angeles area communities for years, and are well-versed in the technology and most advanced systems and techniques used in professional microneedling.
We offer a wide variety of non-surgical cosmetic procedures and skin treatments, performed by professionals who are known as authorities in the field of skin restoration and anti-aging. If you are feeling self-conscious about the condition of your skin, or imperfections on your face or body, schedule a consultation with us at our Beverly Hills clinic to explore the most modern, effective treatment options. Our caring staff will help you restore a fresh, youthful glow.
The FDA has recently approved the SkinPen Precision System, a medical trade microneedling device. This is the first and only microneedling device approved by the agency for use in aesthetic treatments. At Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center, we are thrilled to now offer our clients this advanced treatment to smooth, restore, and rejuvenate skin.
The SkinPen reduces the visible signs of aging and is safe for use on all skin types. The system has unique features not found in other microneedling devices, with adjustable needle penetration depth leading to a superior, precision treatment for different skin types and thicknesses.
With the SkinPen, recovery time is short. Most patients will notice slight swelling, and your skin will appear slightly pink for a few days after treatment. These side effects are minor and easy to tolerate and are similar to having a mild sunburn on the treated area. Want to improve skin quality with natural collagen, produced by your own body? Find out more about SkinPen for a truly dramatic improvement.
The SkinPen triggers the natural healing response in the body, and can treat areas that are harder to access, including lines around the nose and mouth. The microinjuries created by the system stimulate the regenerative process, causing the skin to produce more collagen and elastin - for a perfectly natural result.
Various areas of the body can be safely and effectively rejuvenated, including the face, neck, and décolletage. As the body does its work, over the following weeks and months, your skin will improve in texture and flexibility. The final results may require up to six months to achieve full rejuvenation, but the improvements in skin quality are noticeable far earlier. Most patients will require three treatments about one month apart for the optimum improvement.
The Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center in Beverly Hills is a full service cosmetic facility specializing in non-surgical treatment. For patients looking to touch up their appearance or improve a condition such as varicose or spider veins, we offer comprehensive analysis followed by state of the art, noninvasive treatment. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you.