Our bodies have the amazing capacity to heal wounds in the skin. When it comes to addressing aging signs such as wrinkles, this unique property makes us naturally equipped to rejuvenate our skin. At Behr Laser & Skin Care Center we harness the body’s natural healing properties through our incredible microneedling treatments. These treatments work to stimulate collagen production while enhancing your body’s healing. Microneedling is an amazing, easy-to-tolerate skin improvement treatment that can rejuvenate your skin and restore your youthful glow!REQUEST APPOINTMENT
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is the process of puncturing your skin with tiny needles. These punctures stimulate your body to produce more collagen and promote skin healing. At Behr Laser & Skin Care Center, we use a Bellus Medical SkinPen® for our microneedling procedures. This pen uses 14 tiny needles that move up and down as the pen is moved across the treatment areas. These needles penetrate the epidermis to a selected depth of up to 2mm. This treatment is an excellent choice for addressing aging skin signs such as wrinkles and fine lines.
What Is The SkinPen®?
The SkinPen® was the first FDA-cleared, automated microneedling device. The SkinPen® uses 14 stainless steel medical-grade needles to create hundreds of microscopic channels down through the epidermis. We can vary the penetration depth of the SkinPen® needles, depending on the area being treated. These micro-injuries trigger a wound-healing response in the body, where healthy new skin cells and collagen are produced and sent to “heal” the perceived wounds. This happens over time despite the fact that the microscopic punctures heal fully in just a couple of hours.
How Does It Work?
During the treatment process, the SkinPen® is moved across your skin, creating hundreds of microscopic punctures/channels down within the dermis. The microscopic punctures are surrounded by untouched skin so they begin to heal almost immediately. As they heal, the body naturally produces new supplies of collagen, elastin, and skin cells. With the addition of growth factors, this process is essentially supercharged, promoting faster healing and more beneficial results.
What Results Can I Expect?
There is an immediate “glow” after your SkinPen® treatment session, but this is an initial reaction of the skin to the punctures. These treatments at Behr Laser and Skin Care Center really provide progression of results, and the growth factors boost the regeneration mechanisms. Your collagen and elastin production ramps up and continues for weeks. Visible changes with the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Your results can continue to improve for up to six months.
How Long Do Microneedling Results Last?
Your results are permanent. The new collagen and elastin are real and they aren’t going anywhere. But your body continues to decrease its natural production with the passing years. That’s just a fact of the aging process. For that reason, continuing SkinPen® microneedling treatments in a way to hedge new production against the normal decline.
How Many Microneedling Treatments Should I Have?
Since your body builds new collagen, elastin and skin cells, you need to give it time to get down to business. Our patients like to schedule microneedling in a series of 3-6 treatments. This provides great skin firming and improved texture. These treatments should be spaced about every 4-6 weeks, as this is about the duration of the increase in collagen and elastin.
What Are The Risks Involved With Microneedling?
The risks involved with our SkinPen® microneedling are lower than other skin treatments such as chemical peels and fractional laser treatments. This is a very low-risk, safe procedure. At Behr Laser & Skin Care Center, we are very cognizant of safety. We use a completely new, sterile tip for the SkinPen® with every patient, so there is no danger in contamination. Side effects after a SkinPen® session include bleeding, bruising and possible infection, but these are rare. Most patients simply have red skin for the remainder of their treatment day. This will likely fade to pink the second day and the skin may feel a little tight, but you can return to your normal activities with your regular makeup covering the pink skin.
Microneedling in Fresno, California
If you’re looking for a natural, skin rejuvenation boost, look no further! At Behr Laser & Skin Care Center, we happily provide our clients with microneedling treatments to help them restore and maintain their youthful glow. To schedule an appointment at our Fresno center, simply fill out and submit the form below or give us a call at (559) 435-7546.