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.
Aquagold is one of the latest additions at Refined MD, and it’s perfect for fans of Dermalinfusion or anyone wanting a multi-faceted approach to youthful, healthy, glowing skin. This treatment allows for a fully personalized approach and a blending of ingredients to yield optimal results. It also boasts similarities to microneedling with a professional-grade tool that pierces the skin in a pain-free manner to allow for maximum skin absorption. However, unlike microneedling, Aquagold “scratches” the skin’s surface for an even more comfortable experience—it’s not an injection and it’s not a puncture, but a gentle scratching that guarantees incredible results. Combining many of the benefits of Dermalinfusion with microneedling gives clients maximum results with no downtime. Enjoy a superficial application to the dermis and epidermis with far from superficial results. Aquagold can effectively address mild skin texture irregularities, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, and mild or uneven pigmentation issues. Discover what it’s like to inject life back into tired, dull skin with this indulgent treatment. Aquagold chambers are single-use and equipped with a series of tiny needles for exact penetration and delivery capabilities—meaning fast results that you deserve.
You and your skin care expert will fully customize the ingredients for your unique “cocktail,” which is then inserted into a specialized vial. Popular ingredients include human growth factors, hyaluronic acid (the same ingredient found in dermal fillers and naturally occurring in the body), peptides, micro-dose neurotoxins (such as Botox), Vitamin C, and exosomes (which are released as small particles from activated stem cells to amplify cell-to-cell communication). Anesthesia is applied to further increase comfort, followed by a quick application of the one-of-a-kind serum combination. The entire process takes only 30 minutes and is always administered by a registered nurse (RN) or an equally skilled skin expert.
For those looking for real results fast with no open wounds or recovery period, Aquagold is the answer. Thanks to a shallow delivery of micro-droplets rich with skin rejuvenating juice, you can turn back the clock and amp up the glow. Aquagold “juice” is full of micro-nutrients for the skin, and the craft of the (skin) cocktail is so advanced it will make bartenders jealous. Visit Refined MD to experience the latest cutting-edge treatment in the esthetic world.
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Medical grade microneedling is performed at Refined Dermatology to improve the quality of the skin. Often referred to as collagen induction therapy, microneedling enhances skin texture, pigmentation, and scarring. Learn more about microneedling at Refined Dermatology.
We at Refined Dermatology understand cosmetic treatments allow patients to feel comfortable and confident in their skin. From Botox and Fillers to fat reduction treatments and laser skin rejuvenation, we are committed to the highest quality of care to meet the needs of our patients.
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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) 688-2082 to schedule your consultation.