A Macro Look at Microneedling
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that rejuvenates your skin, reducing the signs of aging. The treatment causes a slight injury to the top layers of your skin, stimulating the production of collagen, the protein that’s responsible for your skin’s bounce, strength, and flexibility. New collagen naturally restores youthfulness and resiliency.
Microneedling is used to improve texture and tone, reduce the appearance of acne scarring, minimize fine wrinkles, as well as tighten and lift the skin. No matter your age, you want to look your best as naturally as possible. The internationally renowned dermatologists at Advanced Skincare Medcenter’s offices in Newport Beach and Fullerton, California, offer microneedling with the Vivace Experience™, Rejuvapen™, Aquagold™ and ProCell™.
What is the Vivace Experience?
The Vivace Experience is a minimally invasive treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to enhance the effects of your cosmetic treatment and give you a nearly flawless look almost immediately. Vivace is an advanced cosmetic tool that combines deep microneedling with radiofrequency energy and LED light to give you a dramatic and youthful look. Vivace also treats acne and acne scarring with little to no downtime.
The advanced treatment can tighten your skin and smooth out lines and wrinkles on your face, neck, hands, and body; lift the skin around your knees; and tighten the skin around your abdomen and under arms (axilla).
The Vivace Experience is equipped with the Vivace microneedling RF device for a more comfortable experience. By combining microneedling with radiofrequency energy, the Vivace Experience targets the surface of your skin, as well as the deep layers to fully rejuvenate your look. Like microneedling, the radiofrequency energy stimulates the production of skin-supportive proteins, both collagen, and elastin, in the deep layers of your skin, to make it firmer, thicker, and more youthful.
What is the Rejuvapen experience?
The Rejuvapen™ is a device using a specializes “pen” containing tiny needles in a cartridge tip. cosmetic treatment that rejuvenates your skin, reducing the signs of aging. This medical grade treatment especially helps treat acne scars, hyper-pigmentation, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles. Because the needles are extremely small, they cause minimal injury to the epidermis decreasing your overall downtime.
What is the Aquagold experience?
The Aquagold™ microneedling is a unique custom recipe designed for each individual patient. Using real gold needles, we drive a custom formulation into the skin to give an amazing glow and smoothness. Options for your custom formulation include Botox, Fillers, Vit B combo, PRP (Plasma Rich Protein), Growth Factors, and Stem Cells. The AquaGold Fine Touch device uses 24 karat gold needles, each finer than a single hair follicle. Each needle contains a channel which infuses a custom formulation deep into the skin. One of our popular combinations is hyaluronic acid filler and Botox which result in plumper hydrated skin and smaller pores.
AquaGold is the perfect lunch-time rejuvenating treatment taking about 15 minutes, patients can resume regular activities immediately. It is also virtually painless with results lasting anywhere between 4-6 months. As there is minimal downtime, you may need multiple treatments.
What is the ProCell experience?
ProCell is a multi-faceted revolutionary treatment incorporating micro-needling and micro-dermabrasion options resulting in a refreshed and overall improved appearance of your skin. Developed by a world-renowned dermatologist, ProCell has an innovative vertical stamping design that results in clean skin channels, speedy treatment, and less unwanted injury.
Through clean, consistent micro perforations in the skin over a course of several treatments, ProCell stimulates both healing and collagen production within your skin resulting in reduced swelling and risk of infection as well as less downtime than standard micro-needling treatments. Through the patented Vibra-dermabrasion technology in just a few short treatments, ProCell exfoliates skin cells to reveal a healthy, radiant glow.
What can I expect during and after my microneedling treatment?
To ease any discomfort, we apply a numbing cream to your face before you start treatment. Then, during the treatment, which takes about 35 minutes, you may feel pressure and an occasional sensation as the microneedling device treats your skin.
You may need more than one treatment to get the best results. Our providers develop a unique treatment plan so you know what to expect before getting started. Most patients need only three treatments at four- to six-week intervals to get the results you’re looking for.
After treatment, Dr. Armstrong recommends you use a specialized product or PRP to help the healing process and drive product deep into the skin for amazing results.