Stimulate Your Skin's Natural Ability to Heal Itself

with Micro-Needling

About Micro-Needling

For skin micro-needling, we use an electric skin needling device made especially for this purpose. The device is a pen shaped studded with 12 very fine needles. It is a medical device used in micro needling to break down old scar tissue and to stimulate skin cells to proliferate.

This cell multiplication results in the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers as well as in new capillaries for an improved blood supply.

Micro-Needling Services at Total Woman Healthcare Santa Ana

Micro-Needling Can Treat or Improve:

  • Mild to moderate acne scarring; any new or old scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loose, lax skin
  • Skin texture and pore size
  • Stretch marks

Micro-Needling Device

The device slides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2mm to create numerous tiny needle wounds. The procedure prompts the body to respond through the creation of new collagen and elastin fibers. In response to the stimulus, the skin plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.

How does BOTOX® work?

The skin is cleaned and numbing cream may be applied to lessen discomfort. For better results we use a collagen-stimulating product like Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin-C serum or skin lightener for pigmentation during the procedure. A small handheld pen like device with a sterile, disposable tip with 12 tiny needles is then used to pierce the skin.

Our needling pen’s multi-speed and adjustable needle depth allow needles to pierce the skin’s layer at 90 degrees and increase the absorption of products. After the treatment, soothing Vitamin-C Derum or Hyaluronic Acid are used to hydrate, heal and protect the skin.

After Micro-Needling

Most people will experience redness and mild swelling in a similar way as mild sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be minimal pin-point bleeding and/or bruising. Within a week or two, you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant looking but the full effects won’t be seen until a few months later.

Down Time after Micro-Needling Treatment

The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 48 hours. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with zinc based sunblock. The use of mineral makeup is recommended after procedure.

Effects of Micro-Needling on the Skin:

  • Improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Stimulates tissue regeneration
  • Disfiguring scars, especially acne scars can be improved as new collagen fibers elevate the depressed scar tissue with the periphery skin
  • Pore size reduction

A Candidate for Micro-Needling

Medical micro-needling can be safely performed on all skin types and all skin colors. As the epidermis and in particular, melanocytes in the basal area are left intact.

There is minimal risk of pigment change or post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Skin micro-needling can treat sensitive and fragile areas that are difficult to treat with other procedures. These areas include the eyes, the neck and the back of the hands.

However, it is not suitable for patients who:

  • Have a used Accutane (isotretinoin) within the last three months
  • Have open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the skin
  • Have had radiation treatment to the skin within the last year
  • Have any kind of current skin infection, condition, herpes simplex in the area to be treated
  • Are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Have any history of keloid or hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing

Treatment Info

Time: About 30 minutes

Price: Varies depending on the areas being treated


Cosmetic Services

Patients visiting Shahnaz receive a full range of aesthetic services in the comfort of Total Woman Healthcare.

Shahnaz offers complimentary consultations where her client's needs can be evaluated, and a treatment plan developed.

Anti-aging and beauty treatments include Botox® Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers such as Restylane™, Juvederm and Voluma.


Make an appointment

Call us today at (714) 836-3541 to schedule your complimentary consultation today.

We are conveniently located in the heart of Orange County!


Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm

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