- May help with acne
- Can reduce dark spots or patches (hyperpigmentation)
- Can reduce the size of pores
- Can reduce the appearance of scars
- Can help with sun damage
- May help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Schedule your consultation with Zen Dermatology in Sacramento, CA, to see if Microneedling is right for you! Let’s work together!
Preparing For Your Treatment
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive non-surgical and non-ablative procedure for skin rejuvenation. This treatment involves the use of a microneedling device to stimulate collagen induction. As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a micro-wound. The controlled injury triggers the body to produce new collagen and elastin in the dermis. This treatment leads to reduction of scars and skin rejuvenation, i.e., improved skin texture, firmness, and hydration. This treatment can be done with or without radiofrequency and with or without platelet rich plasma (PRP) for added benefits.
What to Expect
Please be advised that you may experience mild redness and erythema, pinpoint bleeding, bruising, peeling, or swelling for one to three days after treatment. You may apply an ice pack to the irritated area for one to two hours, in approximately 15 minutes intervals. Redness for 3 to 5 days is a common side effect.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at (916) 936-1231.
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses small, fine needles to create a controlled, safe, surface skin injury. The process requires the needle to be repeatedly punctured into the skin.
The result is a process that leads to cell growth and rejuvenation, working to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, pigmentation, and more.
This process, however, is not permanent – results can last up to 6 months.
The Vivace Microneedle RF device is the newest generation of radiofrequency microneedling and is FDA-cleared for your safety. This minimally-invasive treatment stimulates the natural production of collagen and is shown to be effective in alleviating facial wrinkles and fine lines along with the tightening and toning of the face and neck.
We start with the best-in-class Vivace Microneedle RF device, designed for an incomparable, comfortable patient experience. We will provide you with a compounded numbing cream, the best available today, and a personalized recovery system will ensure no one knows you just had a treatment. The results are immediate and also improve over time, giving you the best of both worlds.
During the procedure, a local anesthetic is used to numb the skin, making the process relatively painless. However, after the procedure, patients may experience some slight discomfort.
Microneedling can be used to help treat a lot of different things, such as fine lines and wrinkles, improve overall skin texture, and reduce pore size. It can also help with sun damage, scars, stretch marks, acne, and more.
Before the procedure, we wash the treatment area, and then apply a topical numbing agent to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Once that takes effect, the procedure itself may range from 20 to 30 minutes, depending how big the area is.
Most patients report feeling just the slight vibration of the microneedle during the procedure. Depending on the depth, you may feel a slight discomfort, but it is tolerated well by most.
The results depend greatly on your current condition, how many treatments are administered, and your at-home skincare products to compliment the microneedling procedure. To maximize results, microneedling can be combined with other treatments including chemical peels, IPLs, and laser resurfacing.
It is recommended to have a minimum of 3 – 6 treatments, each treatment being 4 to 6 weeks apart for maximum benefit of the Microneedling. New collagen formation takes 3 to 6 months to develop. Please be patient. Once desired results are achieved, a maintenance treatment should be done every 3 to 4 months to maintain results. For body treatments, 6 to 10 treatments are recommended.