Microneedling Treatments - Premier Medical Aesthetics
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Microneedling
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Most Carlsbad residents appreciate a healthy, outdoor lifestyle. From the beautiful beaches to the inland hills, we enjoy plenty of fun-in-the-sun activities. There are so many reasons life is rad in Carlsbad. Even with our busy schedules filled with family and work commitments, we find a way to appreciate the outdoors. Protecting your face and skin with sunscreen is often an afterthought in eagerness to get out the door. Eventually, the sun damage catches up, creating fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, and potential pigment issues.
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Microneedling

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Trying to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance can be a task. It doesn’t have to be. Welcome to Premier Medical Aesthetics. We invite you to visit our medical office and experience just how convenient radiant, healthy, beautiful skin can be. If you’ve done some research, you’ve probably heard or come across the word ‘microneedling’ or ‘dermal rolling.’ It’s the latest trend in anti-aging skincare. The hunt for a more youthful appearance is over thanks to microneedling, which even helps with loose skin, skin texture, and pore size.
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What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is the process of creating controlled damage to the epidermis layer, using small, consistent needle pricks. The body then responds to the injury by secreting cytokines, or small proteins that signal cells to engage in a healing process by synthesizing new tissue with substantial collagen and elastin. During its healing process, the skin becomes tighter, firmer, and toned with fewer noticeable lines, wrinkles, and scars. The benefits of the collagen-boosting effects of microneedling improve skin appearance; reduce enlarged pores; acne; surgical, burn, and other scars; fade age spots; fix uneven skin tone and discoloration; and minimize facial lines and wrinkles.

Microneedling

Micro-needling is for healthy patients that are not prone to skin pigmentation changes, bleeding disorders, or taking blood thinners.

2 Weeks Before Procedure

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Please inform our office if you have a history of cold sores. Our dermatologist will write you a prescription to pre-treat and reduce your chances of developing a cold sore post-treatment.

Avoid dermal fillers at least two weeks before treatment and two weeks after treatment.

Avoid tanning or prolonged sun exposure. The sun may cause adverse reactions as well as intensify your pigmentation.

2 Weeks Before Procedure

3 Days Before Treatment

GETTING READY

Do NOT use Retin-A, retinoids, or similar vitamin A compounds; harsh scrubs or exfoliants; or bleaching creams unless instructed otherwise.
3 Days Before Treatment

48 Hours Before Treatment

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Call to reschedule your appointment if you develop a severe rash, cold sore, or blemish within the treatment area.

48 Hours Before Treatment

Procedure Day

YEAH. IT’S MICRONEEDLING TIME

Do not apply any creams, lotions, perfumes, or makeup to the area to be treated.
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Immediately After

MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE

Avoid sun exposure and apply recommended sunscreen every 2 hours to prevent post-procedure side effects. Apply recommended moisturizer at least two times a day or as needed for at least five days after treatment.

Immediately After

24 Hours After Treatment

WHAT TO AVOID

Avoid excessive sweating or exercise for 24 hours after treatment: hot tubs, saunas, etc.

24 Hours After Treatment

1 Day After Treatment

CLEANSING

Cleanse the treated area with a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water, using fingertips in a gentle motion. Do not use a washcloth or scrubs.

1 Day After Treatment

Up to 3 Days After Treatment

STAY CLEAR OF THESE THINGS

Do NOT use Retin-A, retinoids, or similar vitamin A compounds; harsh scrubs or exfoliants; or bleaching creams for three days after the procedure unless instructed otherwise.

Up to 3 Days After Treatment

5 Days After Treatment

GETTING BACK TO NORMAL

You may resume your regular skin care routine.

5 Days After Treatment

Up to 2 Weeks After Treatment

AVOID THESE THINGS TOO

Avoid dermal fillers, tanning, and prolonged sun exposure for two weeks after treatment.

Postpone any dental work for 1-2 weeks.

Up to 2 Weeks After Treatment
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How Does Microneeding Work?

Microneedling may require multiple treatments and possibly complementing procedures to obtain the desired results. It’s best to consult with one of our medical team members to analyze your skin health to achieve effective results. Our goal is to educate you on the best course of action based on your individual goals, expectations, lifestyle, and budget. When you visit our office, we want you to feel comfortable asking any questions that concern you. Hopefully, we’ve addressed most of them here, but let us know if you have any others.

What Microneeding Can Do

Microneedling is a safe and effective way to repair and treat surface skin conditions. A valuable alternative to lasers and deep chemical peels, microneedling is a minimally invasive yet very effective procedure. It can be done on its own or in conjunction with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy). PRP or sometimes called “vampire facial” (which is leaning toward becoming a proprietary eponym), takes advantage of the channels created between the two layers of skin to deliver the concentrated nutrients and growth factors of plasma isolated from a patient’s pre-extracted blood. Microneedling serves as the gateway to allow the deep absorption of the patient’s own platelets to promote healthy, new healing cells.

Microneeding Cost

Pricing for microneedling sessions are dependent on the size and extent of the area treated. Since each patient is different, it’s best to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your skin issues. During your free consultation, we can evaluate your skin condition, help you determine the best course of treatment, and ascertain if microneedling is the best regimen for your skin care concerns. We also run periodic specials on a session of treatments versus just one treatment so you can save money while achieving the most optimum results. Call our office today to schedule your microneedling appointment.

Microneedling Acne Treatment

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*Model shown. Results and the number of treatments may differ based on skin type and/or the amount of cumulative damage.
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With all these new, innovative skin procedures, it’s hard to keep up. Some things may be a passing fad while others swear by them. Microneedling and its benefits are here to stay. We’ve tried to answer all the microneedling questions below, but if you have others that weren’t addressed, please let our office know. We’d be happy to answer any questions.

Microneedling FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about microneedling but didn’t know who to ask.

What Is Microneedling

Getting to the point, what micro needling can do for you.

Microneedling Procedure

Okay I want more youthful skin. What can I expect?

Microneedling Concerns

Answers to common concerns about Micro-needling treatments.

What Is Microneedling

What Is Microneedling

Getting to the point, what micro needling can do for you.

Microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses micro-fine needles to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. The tiny punctures produced by microneedling stimulate your skin’s natural healing process and boost collagen and elastin levels. Microneedling, occasianaly referred to as CIT or collagen induction therapy has become very popular amoungst clinicians and patients due to its level of safty and effectiveness.

A microneedling device is drawn across your skin’s surface, leaving behind thousands of tiny needle wounds. These wounds penetrate at different depths measured in millimeters. Depth is calculated based on skin type, the area being treated, and its severity. The process stimulates an immune response that boosts levels of collagen and elastin fibers resulting in smoother skin and a decrease in wrinkles, fine lines, and scars.

Microneedling treatments uses your body’s own healing process to improve the appearance of scarring, aging skin, texture, and pore size. It has very popular in the fight to reduce acne scarring and stretch marks.

A clinician will clean and disinfect the treatment area, followed by an application of numbing cream. After the anesthetic has kicked in, we will apply a nutrient-rich serum. A pen-like device will then be drawn across your face making hundreds of tiny punctures forcing nutrients that feed your skin’s healing process. Another specialized serum will be applied post-procedure to ensure proper healing and hydration.

Microneedling is a cost-effective procedure used to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, and aging skin. Treatments stimulate blood circulation, collagen production, and elastin fibers resulting in a noticeably improved complexion.

Yes. Microneedling treatments use safe, hypoallergenic needles to improve the appearance and texture of all skin types and colors with very low risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.

Yes! Deep scars may require more sessions, but you will very likely see a noticeable improvement.

Microneeding treatments can be safely spaced four to six weeks apart. The number of treatments required is determined based on the severity of skin damage.

Microneedling Proceedure

Microneedling Procedure

Okay I want more youthful skin. What can I expect?

It is common for patients to experience some minor swelling and redness after treatment similar to a mild sunburn. This should subside over the next 24–48 hours. Some individuals have reported temporary bruising and pinpoint bleeding. Over the next 60 days your body’s healing process will kick into high gear resulting in noticeably smoother and more radiant skin.

Post-treatment, you will experience some mild inflammation. This redness typically subsides over the next 24–48 hours but can take up to a week for some people’s complexion to recover. Ask your clinician about post-treatment creams and sunscreen for home use to reduce inflammation and protect your skin. You should avoid using makeup while your skin is inflamed and try to stick to mineral-based cosmetics.

As part of our micro-needling treatment, we apply an anesthetic (numbing cream) to the area of skin to be treated. This helps to minimize any discomfort during the procedure.

Observation of more than 150,000 procedures worldwide showed no adverse side effects to report. However, it is not uncommon for patients to experience an abnormal number of beauty-related compliments post-treatment. We recommend that every time you hear one of the unexpected remarks, that you remind yourself that you are not only gorgeous on the outside but smart and beautiful on the inside as well.
Microneedling is safe for all skin types and colors because it does not damage the epidermis during treatment. The chance of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation is very minimal. Medical microneedling devices can safely be used on thinner, more sensitive areas of the skin because they’re depth is adjustable.

Each individual is unique and will likely require a treatment plan custom-tailored to their skin. We will discuss the cost associated with your skin treatment needs during your consultation.

The chances of an infection occurring after treatment is very low—the tiny wounds created by microneedling close quickly. Procedures are performed in a medical office under clinical conditions.

Depending on your skin care needs, it might very well be. If you have acne scarring, divets, or other texture issues, microneedling might be a godsend. Because you’re so young, we’d argue that it is the optimal time for this treatment. A younger person’s ability to heal is much greater than an individual just a few years older. Because microneedling uses your body’s healing response to improve skin texture, your results are likely to be much better than someone twice your age.

Though each person is different, you will likely begin to see results by week four but expect to continuously observe improvement over the next five months.

Your clinician will review our post-procedure guidelines after treatment. With that being said, you should not use any products containing AHAs (glycolic Acid), retinol, or acidic additives. Avoid using makeup in the first 48 hours or while inflammation is present. Opt for mineral-based cosmetics when possible. You should always protect your skin from damaging sun rays but be sure to do so during the course of treatment.

The severity of each person’s skin condition determines the number of treatments required. For moderate acne scarring, you can expect somewhere between 3–4 treatments. Scarring from burns or stretch marks may require five or more treatments. Antiaging skin treatments may only need one or two refresher treatments per year.

Microneedling Concerns

Microneedling Concerns

Answers to common concerns about Micro-needling treatments.

Generally, the medical community views microneedling as safe, but there are some remote but possible risks. Many people will have some temporary irritation post-procedure; symptoms include mild swelling, discomfort, redness, bruising, dryness, or flaky skin. More serious but uncommon side effects include infection, hyperpigmentation, and adverse reactions to topical treatment medications.

People suffering from ongoing skin infections, keloid scarring, unstable skin types, or active acne should not seek out microneedling treatments.

Before & After Microneedling

You may be an ideal candidate for microneedling. To determine if microneedling is right for you, schedule a micro-needling consultation with Premier Medical Aesthetics to determine the best course of treatment options for you.
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Areas Commonly Treated

Microneedling is primarily used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, large pores, and scars, as well as tone, firm, and smooth the overall appearance of your face. Most people request microneedling on their face, but it can also be done on other parts of the body like your stomach, hips, and thighs.

Microneedling sessions are a great way to treat scarring from acne and wounds; fine lines and wrinkles from aging; sun spots or age spots from sun damage; large pores; uneven skin tone; stretch marks; and reduced skin elasticity. If you're curious about microneedling, give our office a call to schedule a free consultation.

Areas Commonly Treated

Microneedling is primarily used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, large pores, and scars, as well as tone, firm, and smooth the overall appearance of your face. Most people request microneedling on their face, but it can also be done on other parts of the body like your stomach, hips, and thighs.

Microneedling sessions are a great way to treat scarring from acne and wounds; fine lines and wrinkles from aging; sun spots or age spots from sun damage; large pores; uneven skin tone; stretch marks; and reduced skin elasticity. If you’re curious about microneedling, give our office a call to schedule a free consultation.

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Premier Medical Aesthetics
Address: 3257 Camino De Los Coches, Suite 305, Carlsbad, CA 92009 • (760) 642-7014
About Our Office
Curious about microneedling and want to know what all the fuss is about? Or are you familiar with the benefits but want to find a more convenient medspa? Whether you’re trying to reduce the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, aging, or just want an overall boost of collagen and elastin, microneedling is your answer. Our doctor, nurses, and aestheticians work closely together to ensure our patients receive the best possible skin care treatment. From the moment you walk through our door to the moment you’re on the path to amazing results, we’re there with you every step of the way. Give us a call to schedule an appointment.
Getting Here
When you want convenience and friendly, professional service, choose Premier Medical Aesthetics. Our office is conveniently located in the La Costa area of Carlsbad. Situated on the corner of Camino De Los Coches and Rancho Santa Fe, we are across from Sprouts Farmers Market. Call to schedule your appointment today.
Communities We Serve
We provide the best microneedling service to the local Carlsbad area and nearby communities of La Costa Oaks, Aviara, La Costa Greens, La Costa Valley, Bressi Ranch, San Elijo Hills, Leucadia, and more, as well as its neighboring cities of Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Olivenhain, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Vista, Oceanside, and San Marcos.

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