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  • Writer's pictureDr. Lily Phillips

Microneedling Can Help Your Skin Look Smooth and Healthy


There’s no denying the popularity of microneedling when it comes to skin rejuvenating treatments — and for good reason. Microneedling offers a convenient, nonsurgical way to tackle a long list of skin concerns without the extended downtime and other downsides of alternative treatments. Not only that, but microneedling can actually boost the effects of complementary treatments and products, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and topical serums, allowing them to infuse into the deeper layers of skin. At Ageless Grace in Murrieta, CA, aesthetic provider Dr. Lily Phillips offers microneedling skin rejuvenation for patients seeking a younger, healthier, more vibrant complexion they can feel confident about.


The basics of microneedling


Microneedling itself is a fairly simple process. To begin, the skin is prepared for treatment with a cleanser followed by a topical numbing cream. Once the patient is comfortable, the microneedling roller handpiece — equipped with a series of tiny needles — is passed across the skin, creating tiny pinpoint punctures on the skin’s surface. If desired, specialized serums or PRP can then be applied to the skin at this time. Over the next few weeks and months, the body’s natural healing process will trigger the production of collagen and elastin fibers in addition to the regeneration of new, healthy skin cells. The result is a smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking complexion.


What skin concerns can be addressed with microneedling?


Many of the most common skin concerns, including those associated with aging and sun damage, can be improved with microneedling. These include:

  • Fine lines

  • Early wrinkles

  • Mild skin laxity

  • Rough skin

  • Dull skin

  • Uneven skin tone

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Sun damage

  • Age spots

  • Large pores

  • Acne scarring

How soon will I see results after microneedling?


Almost immediately following a microneedling treatment session, you can expect your skin to look somewhat irritated, red, and inflamed. These side effects will begin to resolve after a day or two, at which time the tiny scabs from the micro-injuries will start to flake away. Some patients report their skin looking and feeling healthier as soon as 1 – 2 weeks after treatment, but the full effects can take up to two months to become apparent due to the time it takes new, healthy collagen supplies to build up.


How often should I get microneedling done?


For the most consistent, long-lasting results, patients typically schedule routine, ongoing microneedling treatments about once per month or every other month. This can vary based on the patient’s skin type, their specific concerns, the degree of their facial aging, and other factors. During a thorough consultation and skin assessment, Dr. Phillips will help determine the most appropriate frequency for your microneedling treatments and can also recommend complementary skin care products and other treatments that may be combined with microneedling to give you the healthier, more beautiful complexion you deserve.


Get the healthy glow you’ve always wanted with microneedling in Murrieta, CA


Does it seem like your skin has lost its radiance with age, leaving you feeling dull, deflated, and weathered? If so, microneedling can help breathe new life into your skin and send your confidence soaring. Start your skin rejuvenation journey today by calling to schedule your microneedling treatment at Ageless Grace —serving the Temecula and Lake Elsinore, CA areas — with Dr. Lily Phillips. We look forward to working with you to help you achieve the skin of your dreams.

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