Don’t let the name scare you, because these needles are truly so tiny and “micro” that the procedure is fast, comfortable, and highly effective. In California, Microneedling can only be performed by MDs, NPs, or RNs. Estheticians cannot perform Microneedling, and at Refined Dermatology, we’re comprised of MDs, NPs, and RNs for the best Microneedling experience. And as for our estheticians? They’re on hand to offer additional, enhancing services including facials and peels. Connect with us and get started customizing your perfect Microneedling experience.
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT). It works by utilizing tiny needles to pierce the uppermost layer of skin. This encourages collagen production as your body hustles to repair these micro damages. The result? Healthier, dewier, plumper-looking skin over the next few weeks. CIT helps to treat scars, fine lines, stretch marks, and improves the skin’s texture, tone, and color.
This is a controlled treatment because every patient is unique—which means every treatment needs to be unique. The team of dermatology and esthetic experts at Refined Dermatology control the settings, allowing for deeper or more shallow punctures into the dermis. How many treatments will you need? It depends, but you’ll see results after just one treatment. However, most patients require 3 – 5 treatments for optimal results and long-term benefits. During the healing process, which is minor (you can often return immediately to non-taxing tasks such as office work), we’ll even give you a goodie bag of product samples.
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Want to double down on your collagen stimulators? Combine Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. It’s another means of using your own body’s boosters for healthier skin. PRP amplifies the healing process by injecting your concentrated platelet-rich plasma into treated sites for even more collagen and protein production. You may also want to add in a skin tightening treatment, dermal fillers for semi-permanent added plumpness, or Botox to ward off future lines and wrinkles.
Get started customizing your one of a kind skin game plan with an expert today. We specialize in services for men, because at Refined Dermatology we know that wrinkles, lines, scars, and other skin issues don’t play favorites. We serve Los Gatos and greater San Jose, give our office a call today at 408-384-3845 to schedule your consultation.