Microneedling Mountain View

An Enhanced You is happy to offer a new treatment for our patients who suffer from skin irregularities such as:

  • Acne scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Surgical scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Minor skin laxity
  • Minor stretch marks
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dull complexion

Microneedling can greatly improve these skin irregularities with minimal downtime and just a few treatments. Microneedling is an in-office procedure, performed after numbing cream is applied to the skin to ensure patient comfort. The device is shaped like a pen and has dozens of tiny needles attached to the tip. The needles create microchannels in the skin, physically breaking apart scarring and surface irregularities. The creation of these tiny wounds directly stimulates collagen production, releases your body’s growth factors, and causes the re-creation of elastin in the skin. After a few days, patients have smoother skin and a more even complexion.

Microneedling is often paired with platelet rich plasma, or PRP (also known as a Vampire Facial©), to further enhance the penetration of your body’s own growth factors.

How many treatments will I need?

We have packages of three or five treatments, but some patients will do just one for a nice rejuvenation before an occasion or event.

How much downtime should I expect?

About 3 days. The skin will be red or pink, like a mild sunburn. You may have some pin-point areas that bleed so small scabs may occur. Do not apply makeup for at least 12 hours and wear an SPF 30 or higher at all times to avoid sun over-exposure.

When will I see results?

After about 3-5 days, patients experience a smoother, more radiant complexion. Treatments should be spaced at least 4 weeks apart.