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  • Writer's pictureDr. Lily Phillips

Three Reasons to Get Microneedling Treatment

The natural aging process and environmental exposure can wreak havoc on your complexion, causing unwanted textures, fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. Patients near Murrieta, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, and Temecula, CA have access to innovative microneedling treatments to improve their skin tone and regain their youthful complexions. At Ageless Grace, board-certified physician Dr. Lily Phillips specializes in advanced medical spa treatments, including microneedling, to ensure her patients achieve their cosmetic goals without the hassle of invasive surgery.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment used to improve the appearance of the skin just about anywhere on the body. Microneedling technology utilizes microneedles or micro-pins that create micro-injuries in the skin at multiple levels without damaging the superficial tissue. At Ageless Grace, Dr. Phillips creates customized microneedling treatment plans to help each patient achieve their desired outcomes.

How does microneedling work?

To better understand microneedling, we need to first understand the roles of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are naturally occurring proteins in the body that are responsible for creating new skin cells and giving tissue its tone and elasticity. As we get older, our collagen and elastin production slows down and causes the skin to sag, discolor, wrinkle, and thin. The micro-injuries created by the microneedling technology stimulate collagen and elastin production so patients can regain their youthful appearance and rejuvenate their skin.

Three reasons to get microneedling treatment

Microneedling treatment has increased in popularity among individuals who seek cosmetic solutions to improve their complexions. Here are thee reasons people choose microneedling treatment in Murrieta, CA:

  • Minimally invasive treatment with faster healing time

  • Attain tighter skin without complex cosmetic surgery

  • Achieve a smoother, even, and glowing complexion

Am I an ideal candidate for microneedling treatment?

Microneedling treatment can be appropriately used on all skin types and treat a wide variety of mild to moderate skin conditions, including:

  • Acne scars

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Enlarged pores

  • Fine lines

  • Wrinkles

  • Sagging, loose skin

  • Discoloration

  • Uneven or poor skin texture

  • Stretch marks

Dr. Phillips thoroughly reviews each patient’s medical history and performs detailed skin assessments to help ascertain if microneedling is the appropriate treatment path. Patients with active skin infections, open wounds, or skin cancers may not qualify for microneedling treatment. Additionally, microneedling is not appropriate for women who are nursing or pregnant, and for patients receiving radiation or certain cancer treatments.

How does the treatment process work?

Microneedling treatment sessions take place in one of our private treatment rooms at Ageless Grace and generally take 30 – 60 minutes to complete. The skin is sanitized and numbed with local anesthesia. Dr. Phillips applies the microneedling handpiece to each treatment area. Patients have the option to have moisturizers and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) serum applied to each treatment area to enhance results. Once the session is finished, patients can resume normal, nonstrenuous activities on the same day.

What is the recovery period like?

Patients typically experience temporary swelling, tenderness, scabbing, and flaking for the first few days after treatment. Microneedling treatments require very little downtime for proper healing. Dr. Phillips sends each patient home with skin care recommendations and precautions to optimize results, including:

  • Limiting sun exposure

  • Avoiding exfoliants and facial massages

  • Staying hydrated

  • Avoiding extreme temperature changes to the skin

  • Avoiding picking at or rubbing the scabs or flaking skin

What can I do to optimize my results?

Patients can maximize their microneedling results by adhering to Dr. Phillip’s recovery recommendations and participating in multiple microneedling treatment sessions. At Ageless Grace, our team usually performs 3 – 6 treatments spaced every 4 –6 weeks to optimize and maintain results.

Can I combine microneedling with other cosmetic treatment options?

Our patients frequently combine microneedling treatments with other treatments, especially if the severity of their skin conditions are beyond mild to moderate. Patients are welcome to consult with Dr. Phillips to discuss additional treatment options.

How long does it take to notice my microneedling results?

For the first few days, patients should expect the appearance of small scabs and flakiness on the skin, which indicate that the body is shedding old skin cells and producing new skin cells. Once the scabbing and flaking subside, patients will notice the beginning stages of their results within a few weeks. Optimal results typically appear after a few months, which can include smoother skin, improved tone, and a rejuvenated complexion.

Where to go to learn more about the benefits of microneedling

If you reside near Temecula, Menifee, or Lake Elsinore, CA and are looking for ways to improve your complexion and diminish the signs of aging without the hassle of cosmetic surgery, contact our team at Ageless Grace today and schedule an appointment in Murrieta, CA. Dr. Lily Phillips will work with you, discuss your goals and concerns, and create a microneedling treatment plan that is right for you.


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