Micro-needling in Long Beach
Improve texture and tone while reducing wrinkles
What Is Medical Micro-Penning?
At SkinSpirit Long Beach, we typically recommend to patients looking for brightening, and improvements in texture and wrinkles. Micro-penning instigates the skin’s repair process, resulting in the production of new collagen – and gorgeous, fresh looking skin!
What Is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling can be a better fit for those with deeper scarring and pockmarks. This treatment goes deeper into the skin, helping to address these more serious texture concerns bette than micropenning. That also means microneedling tends to require a longer recovery time.
Not sure which treatment is best for you? No worries – that’s what we’ve got the experts for! Please call us at (562) 512-7900 to set up a complimentary microneedling consultation at our 2nd & PCH clinic.
How It Works
During your treatment, a cordless, fractional, automated microneedling device, composed of medical-grade stainless steel, is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin, helping it produce collagen and elastin. Micro-penning also creates micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing their effects in deeper layers of the skin.
Popular treatment areas at SkinSpirit Long Beach include the face, neck and décolleté.
The SkinSpirit Experience
When you visit us for micro-needling or micro-penning at our brand new Long Beach location, we will first provide you with a free consult to make sure your skin is in the best shape possible for treatment. We’ve got some tips to help you get pen-ready on our blog.
Your actual treatment day will then look a little something like this:
- Your provider will apply a thick layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment setting based on your unique needs.
- Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding until the entire treatment area has been covered. This process results in thousands of superficial microscopic channels throughout the entire treatment area, stimulating your skin’s natural ability to heal itself.
- This repair process begins almost immediately.
You can expect to be in and out of our Long Beach clinic in 15 to 30 minutes.
Please note that multiple treatments may be recommended to achieve the best results. Your provider can offer more detail during your consultation.
After your micropenning appointment, you can typically expect to return to your normal, daily activities right away. Note that the total healing time depends on the emphasis of the treatment. On average, the skin might be pink 1 to 3 days afterwards. Once you start to heal, you’ll enjoy benefits like:
- Wrinkle reduction
- Texture and tone improvement
- Softer, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging
- Acne scar and traumatic scar improvement
New collagen production significantly improves the look of your skin, combatting the effects of years of sun damage.
Visible changes in the skin can develop over the course of a few days or several weeks after the treatment. Results continue to improve for up to six months after the original treatment, as collagen production continues over time.
As noted above, you tend to notice greater change from micro-needling than micro-penning, but there is a longer recovery time to go along with that.
Schedule Your Micro-Penning Consult in Long Beach
Put your best profile forward with micropenning or microneedling at SkinSpirit Long Beach! Since 2003, we have been helping clients throughout California address all their skin concerns with science-backed treatments performed by medically trained experts. You’re next! Give u as a call at (562) 512-7900 or book an appointment online.
Please note, consultations are required before treatment, but always complimentary.