Collagen is a structural protein that provides a sturdy framework for your skin, giving it a tighter, more youthful appearance. While collagen may fade with age, New Elite Medical Clinic of California in Rocklin, California, offers microneedling to stimulate new growth. Collagen formation from microneedling can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, minimize acne scars, and refresh your complexion. Call the medical spa today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that rejuvenates aging skin at a cellular level. The procedure involves puncturing the skin with dozens of ultra-fine needlings. While these microwounds are too small to scar or seriously injure the skin, they do trigger the body’s natural healing response to enhance the skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity.

Microneedling is a safe, effective treatment that can enhance the skin in several ways, including:

  • Soften fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smooth uneven texture
  • Brighten dull complexion
  • Lift and tighten skin laxity
  • Reduce acne scars

This procedure can also treat stretch marks. It can target skin concerns nearly anywhere on the face and body, including the neck, decolletage, back, and legs. 

How does microneedling work?

The injuries that microneedling creates stimulate new collagen and elastin — proteins that keep your skin tight and responsive. You typically start losing collagen around age 30. 

By encouraging new collagen production, microneedling naturally rejuvenates your appearance. It doesn’t require surgery, incisions, or heat, so it carries a lower risk of hyperpigmentation than laser treatments.

How can I prepare for microneedling?

There are a few steps you can take to prepare your skin for microneedling about 24 hours to one week before the procedure. These include:

  • Avoiding blood thinners
  • Limiting alcohol consumption
  • Discontinuing certain medications
  • Avoiding sun exposure and tanning beds
  • Stopping retinoids and acid-based products

New Elite Medical Clinic of California may provide more personalized instructions based on your medical and family history.

What happens during microneedling?

Before your treatment begins, the team applies a topical numbing gel to soothe your skin. They may also inject a local anesthetic if necessary. Once you’re comfortable, the team uses a handheld microneedling device to create dozens of tiny punctures in the intended treatment areas. 

The process takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on the size and number of treatment areas. Your skin may be red, swollen, and tender immediately after microneedling, but these effects typically subside within 48 hours. The experienced aesthetic team may recommend three to six treatments spaced about four to six weeks apart to help you achieve optimal results.

Microneedling can revitalize your skin with minimal discomfort, downtime, or preparation. Call ew Elite Medical Clinic of California today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Sharen performed a thread lift for my lower face jowls/ chin area. I thought that I may need filler to improve this area, but Sharen recommend doing a thread lift instead. After the procedure, my lower face looks lifted and I am very happy with the results. Thank you very much!

Camilla O. | Dec 19, 2023

Tanya is very personable and highly knowledgeable. I enjoyed chatting with her and look forward to my next appointment.

Donna D. | Oct 17, 2023

Very gentle and informative

Patricia M. | Oct 04, 2023

Informative; Explained the process each step of the way. Friendly staff.

Jeannie R. | Sep 28, 2023