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Microneedling

Advanced Skin Repair with Microneedling.

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Preferred Provider of Microneedling in Camarillo and Ventura

Improve the overall texture and tone of your skin with minimal downtime with our state-of-the-art Microneedling procedure with the recently FDA-cleared Dermapen. Microneedling is an advanced, minimally invasive way to safely resurface all skin types. Whether it’s old acne scars, melasma, pigmentation or general tone of your skin that bothers you, Microneedling can help people of all ages improve the skin’s overall appearance, leaving you with fresh, radiant, more youthful looking skin.*

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During your Microneedling treatment, your practitioner will utilize the Dermapen—a medical device with twelve tiny, sterile needles attached to a motorized pen that perforates the skin rapidly creating tiny micro-channels. The procedure creates a controlled injury which causes your body to begin its own wound healing response and starts to produce natural elastin and collagen. Increasing collagen in the skin can diminish wrinkles, improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks, minimize pore size, and correct photo-damage.

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Microneedling FAQ’s

Does it hurt?

The treatment is generally uncomfortable (not unbearable) with some sensitive areas being more painful. We offer topical numbing prior to your procedure that makes it more comfortable, though some choose to go without.

How much downtime will I have?

Most people are slightly pink for 24-48 hours, and some report dryness/flaking for a few days after treatment. Make-up can be applied 12 hours after treatment. For quickest healing, we recommend our Epionce Post Procedure kit.

Is it as effective as Fraxel or CO2 laser?

Yes and no. The effectiveness of Fraxel or CO2 is directly related to the aggressiveness of the treatment. When comparing Microneedling to a low/moderate CO2 treatment, Microneedling yields superior results. If you have a more severe (fully ablative or a high fractionally ablative) CO2 treatment, Microneedling doesn’t compete… at least with one treatment. However, while Fraxel/CO2 lasers are great for resurfacing, they also have much more significant downtime and pain associated with the procedure. You could expect to be red/pink for 3-10 days with a light/moderate CO2 treatment and 2-3 months with an aggressive treatment.

I have a history of keloid scarring, can I Microneedle?

We don’t recommend Microneedling for patients with a history of keloid scarring. Unfortunately, there isn’t a clear reason why some people keloid scar and when/where it will happen. Any time the skin is punctured, a collagen response occurs and it happens in a hyper-accelerated pace in people who develop keloid scars.

Can I do it if I have active acne?

It depends upon the type of acne that’s present. Some types of blemishes can safely be Microneedled, however, others cannot because of the risk of spreading acne-causing bacteria. It’s best to come in for a consultation to see if you are a candidate.

What if I get cold sores, can I Microneedle?

Yes, however, you would never want to Microneedle over an active cold sore. It’s best to pretreat with an antiviral (like Valtrex) prior to your treatment if you have a history of cold sores.

*Results and patient experience may vary.

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