Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a non-invasive beauty treatment that utilizes needles to puncture the surface of the skin. Individual needles, a microneedling roller, or tattoo gun can be used for this treatment.
Microneedling can improve the appearance of a variety of skin conditions including “…pigmentary disorders, wrinkles, post-acne atrophic scars, burn-related scars, and big pores…” Microneedling works by ‘damaging’ your skin and triggering your body’s natural healing response, resulting in increased blood flow and collagen that can improve skin texture and tightness.
Facial treatments are not always recommended for individuals with dark skin types due to post-treatment complications such as pigmentation changes. Microneedling, however, is “…a very safe technique for dark skin types, where risk of postinflammatory pigmentation is very high…”.
Microneedling treatments are a minimally invasive procedure that can be done in the comfort of your home. On the day of the appointment, our nurse will arrive at your home with everything needed for the appointment. Your skin is first cleaned, then a topical anaesthetic is applied to numb your face and minimize your discomfort.
Treatment takes less than an hour, after which you can resume your activities as normal. In some cases, we may recommend against performing any strenuous exercise immediately after the treatment.
You may notice some redness or swelling after the procedure. This is normal and will subside within a day or two. Ice packs can help reduce swelling and ease discomfort. Many patients start to see visible improvement in skin texture and tone, as well as a reduction in acne scars, within a month.
Microneedling treatments are a fast and convenient way to improve the texture and tone of your face, reduce the appearance of acne scars, and more.
Concierge MD LA brings microneedling treatments directly to your home in Los Angeles, saving you the hassle of trips to and from a doctor’s office. We offer a further time-saving service with over-the-phone prescription refills as needed. Our members enjoy the benefits of on-call telemedicine for answers to any health questions or concerns between appointments.
Have questions? Want to know more about our how our at-home microneedling treatment works? Give us a call. Our staff is on-call to address any questions that you may have.