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La Quinta, California 92253
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INTRODUCTION TO MICRO-NEEDLING
The concept of micro-needling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself when it suffers physical damage such as cuts, burns, abrasions or other injuries. Immediately after an injury to the skin, our body begins the healing process, triggering new collagen synthesis. The micro-needling device intentionally creates very superficial “micro-injuries” to the outermost layer of the skin, inducing the healing process including new collagen production.
Micro-needling has been shown to reduce the visibility of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles, diminish hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and improve skin tone and texture, resulting in smoother, firmer, younger looking skin.
Micro-needling can be done safely on face, neck, chest and all parts of the body. It is safe on any skin type or color.
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE
At La Quinta Medspa, the micro-needling is performed by Dr. Werner, our medical director.
The micro-needling procedure is performed in a safe and precise manner with a single-use sterile needle head. The treatment session usually takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on the area(s) being treated. A topical anesthesia is used prior to the procedure to eliminate an discomfort.
After the procedure, the skin will be red, with mild swelling and/or bruising, and your skin might feel tight and sensitive to the touch. Although these symptoms may take 2-3 days to resolve completely, most symptoms will diminish significantly within a few hours after treatment.
Micro-Needling is most often compared to a fractional laser treatment because both produce micro column damage to generate new collagen.
Alternative treatments to micro-needling may include the use of routine skin care, oral and/or topical prescription and/or non-prescription medications, vibra-dermabrasion, derma- planing, laser treatments, and even cosmetic/plastic surgery. Each of these alternatives carry their own inherent risks and benefits.
For anti-aging treatment, La Quinta Medspa recommends most patients start with a series of 3 treatments at 2-4 week intervals. Then maintenance treatments every 3-4 months or as desired.
Please come in for a no charge consultation to see if this treatment is right for you.
Some conditions or reasons that you cannot have micro-needling include:
• Active acne
• Active infection of any type (bacterial, viral, or fungal)
• Blood thinner medications
• Collagen Vascular Disease
• Eczema, Psoriasis, or Dermatitis
• Hemophilia / bleeding disorders
• Keloid/hypertrophic scaring
• Pregnancy / Lactation
• Raised lesions (moles, warts, etc.)
• Skin Cancer
• Uncontrolled diabetes
• Vascular lesions (hemangiomas)