Microneedling 2018-07-26T23:13:18+00:00

Microneedling

YOUR MICRONEEDLING SPECIALISTS IN SAN DIEGO

Microneedling is a revolutionary anti-aging technique that has been utilized in Europe for years and now it has hit the States like a storm. With minimal down time and huge results, it has become one of our most popular treatments here at AP Medical Spa.

The treatment time is about one hour. Mild redness and possible swelling may occur but only lasts up to 24-48 hours. Typically, we recommend a series of treatments.

WHY MICRONEEDLING?

Microneedling is a procedure designed specifically to invoke the healing response in your skin by causing microtrauma in a targeted way.

Using a pen with a small head that contains 10+ needles, it vibrates at high power, and at a certain depth, to pierce the superficial layer of your skin thousands of times over a few seconds.

(The video below shows the vibrating pen in action, note that while it does sting it doesn’t cause intense pain and this YouTuber is getting it done WITHOUT numbing cream.)

These small and controlled piercings go into your epidermis and even the upper layers of the dermis to stimulate the healing response in your skin which results in increased collagen formation and elastin formation.

But what does that mean for you?

It means your skin becomes more plump, more textured and smoother in the process.

But beyond these basic benefits, microneedling also offers several other VERY beneficial side effects that you can take advantage of.

These range from healing acne, reducing scar formation and even helping you look 5+ years younger!​

How It Works

AP Medical Spa’s microneedling procedure provides an unparalleled response via the fractional delivery of micro needles, creating micro-injuries to the epidermis and dermis. This is “how micro needling works” by creating these micro-injuries to the skin encourage and harness the power of the body’s innate ability to repair the skin through the normal physiology of skin.

The first phase begins with the release of the bodies growth factors and the further cascade of new epidermal growth, fibroblast chemotaxis, fibroblast proliferation and matrix production. This proliferation of the body’s tissue continues to release growth factors from fibroblasts, keratinocytes and monocytes. The second phase of wound healing involves deposition of collagen III, IV and I, elastin, proteoglycans, and GAGs. The last phase results in tissue remodeling where the skins vascular matrix matures and skin tightening. The body’s ability to heal itself is at the heart of this amazing process!

Microneedling Results

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