How does a microneedling treatment work?

What to expect at La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa

Our experienced La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa providers always begin with a personal consultation. They want to hear your concerns and understand your goals first, so they can focus only on those treatments that will benefit you most. If you’re pretty sure microneedling is the way you want to go, this consultation can be very brief—and then we can proceed with treatment.

Here’s what you can expect when you choose us as your San Diego microneedling provider.

1. We’ll prepare your skin

We’ll give you time to remove any makeup, if necessary, and then cleanse the area to be treated. While microneedling isn’t painful for most patients, we can apply a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort.

2. We’ll apply PRP, or another serum to target your concerns

Microneedling is the perfect opportunity to enrich your skin with PRP or other topicals for a boost in skin rejuvenation. If you choose to add on a PRP boost, we will take a small blood sample from your arm, spin it to get the PRP, and then brush it on your skin. For serum products, we will gently apply to your clean skin.

3. Your provider will conduct the microneedling treatment

Using the Collagen P.I.N. device, your provider will gently and evenly treat the skin that you would like to improve. You will likely feel a mild prickling or stinging sensation as the device moves across your skin. Following treatment, any residual PRP or serum will be removed from your face, and we will review your aftercare instructions before you leave the medical spa.

4. Aftercare and healing

You can return to your normal activities after treatment, as long as you keep the treated area fully shielded from the sun. We strongly urge you to apply SPF and keep skin covered with clothing or a hat; many patients find it easier just to stay indoors for the first few days. A sunburned appearance and mild sensitivity are normal for the first 1 to 3 days after microneedling.

5. Enjoying your microneedling results

Improvements in skin texture and appearance are visible within 4 to 6 weeks after your first treatment. Results will continue to improve, as your skin will be producing additional collagen for several months. A series of 3 to 6 microneedling treatments is recommended for the maximum possible benefit.

Have more questions? Call us today at (858) 452-2066 for your free consultation.