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Microneedling Specialist

Orange Coast Dermatology

Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Specialist located in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA & Mission Viejo, CA

Does your skin look dull, or do you have volume loss and other signs of aging? The team at Orange Coast Dermatology in Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo, California, offers state-of-the-art microneedling to revitalize your skin and enhance your appearance. Call Orange Coast Dermatology or schedule a consultation online today to find out if microneedling is right for you.

Microneedling Q&A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is an innovative cosmetic treatment that stimulates cell production and collagen growth in your skin. The team at Orange Coast Dermatology often combine microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to boost your body’s ability to create new cells.

The team uses a dermaroller device to create thousands of pinpricks in your skin. The tiny wounds are enough to trigger your healing response and repair almost immediately without leaving lasting marks. 

Your body floods your skin with oxygen-rich blood that carries the nutrients you need to create new cells. As a result, you develop fresh collagen and other skin cells, replenishing volume, and diminishing signs of aging.   

What skin conditions improve with microneedling?

The team at Orange Coast Dermatology recommends microneedling to address various skin concerns including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Large pores
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Reduced skin elasticity 

The team primarily uses microneedling on your face, neck, and decolletage, but they might also recommend the treatment to reduce stretch marks and scars elsewhere on your body. 

What happens during a microneedling treatment?

Microneedling is an outpatient procedure. You begin with a consultation so your provider can examine your skin and ensure that microneedling is the right treatment for you. 

You recline on a comfortable bed, and your provider cleans your skin. Ask about a topical anesthetic if you have sensitive skin or are nervous about needles. 

When your skin is ready, your provider moves the dermaroller device over your skin. You might feel a mild stinging sensation or warmth, but most patients tolerate the treatment well. 

Your provider might apply a serum after using the dermaroller. The tiny punctures in your skin allow better absorption of treatments for age spots, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. They might also apply the Eclipse PRP® treatment to boost collagen production.

How should I take care of my skin after microneedling?

You don’t need to take any time off to recover after a microneedling treatment. Your skin might be red, but this subsides within a few hours. 

Your provider gives you customized aftercare instructions and might recommend select skin care products. In general, you should avoid the sun and wear sunscreen as the treatment increases your sensitivity to the sun. 

Depending on the condition of your skin, you might need multiple treatments to achieve the desired results. The team at Orange Coast Dermatology can provide personalized advice during your skin consultation. 

Call Orange Coast Dermatology or make an appointment online to discover how microneedling can rejuvenate your appearance and confidence.