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Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy or CIT, has proven to be one of the most exciting innovations in aesthetic medicine.

Microneedling is a procedure by which the body’s natural healing response is used to increase the amount of collagen and elastin in the skin. Your skin’s wound-healing repair process results in healthier, more youthful skin, softening the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and scars.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling improves the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and the skin’s overall appearance and youthful glow. The procedure involves creating micro-injuries in the skin with a specialized aesthetic tool. The body recognizes that the skin has been injured, and sends a signal to the skin cells to regenerate. In the weeks following your procedure, you will see your skin becoming firmer, healthier, and more resilient.

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How is microneedling performed at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine and Ladera Ranch?

We perform microneedling with an advanced system, the Rejuvapen™ Automatic Therapy System. The Rejuvapen Automatic Therapy System is equipped with nine precisely-spaced microneedles in a small cartridge to create invisible, vertical, micro-perforations into the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. 

As a result, the skin’s natural repair mechanism moves into high gear, producing natural collagen and elastin to repair the tiny skin perforations. The self-repairing property of the skin is a 100% natural form of skin renewal from the inside out. Your skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores become finer, circulation is increased, and the overall condition of the skin improves.

Microneedling with PRP in Irvine and Ladera Ranch

The results of microneedling can be significantly enhanced with PRP (platelet rich plasma). The micro-injuries are created in your skin and the PRP is applied to the surface, where it enters through the tiny channels and triggers an even more dramatic level of skin rejuvenation. The growth factors in PRP work with your body’s natural regenerative processes, with initial results appearing in about one week and continuing to improve for months. Your skin softens, firms, and becomes radiant with improved health. 

Benefits of Combining these Procedures

How long is the recovery time after microneedling?

Initially, your skin may appear reddened or have pinpoint bleeding, but these side effects fade rapidly. Your skin may feel slightly dry for one to three days, and may become flaky. With the addition of PRP, the healing process is faster and the results are enhanced. 

Why choose us for microneedling in Irvine?

At South Coast Plastic Surgery, every treatment is under the guidance of our board-certified plastic surgeon. Your microneedling procedure will be performed by a certified medical aesthetician in comfort and privacy. We have established a unique skincare clinic where you will discover some of the most talented medical professionals in the area. They are not only exceptionally experienced, but also genuinely care about you as a person. For anti-aging treatments at their best, we invite you to discover a clinic where we are focused on producing superior results with every treatment.

Interested in learning more about our custom microneedling treatments or other anti-aging procedures? To schedule a consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (949) 942-8667. Meet with us and discover Irvine and Ladera Ranch’s premier skincare clinic, a leading provider of advanced skin rejuvenation including microneedling and microneedling with PRP.

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