When your skin seems to glow from within, you can feel great about yourself no matter where you are. At Ego of Modesto and Lodi, California, our aesthetics experts give you the full benefits of our holistic approach to beauty and skin care. We combine cutting-edge cosmetic science with a whole-person focus to support you in fully feeling your best.
Our team of medical spa providers offers top-quality facial treatments including microneedling to help your facial skin look fresh, smooth, and radiant. We also often suggest adding treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or hyaluronic acid (HA) to your microneedling procedure to enhance your desired aesthetic results. Are you ready for your best-ever skin?
How microneedling improves your skin
Your skin has the power to regenerate and heal itself, you just have to tap into that power. You can reduce visible scarring, remove signs of hyperpigmentation or stretch marks, or tighten your skin to reduce sagging and wrinkles with microneedling treatments. Here’s how it works.
When you come in for a microneedling treatment, the team at Ego uses the Eclipse microneedling device to stimulate the skin in a targeted treatment area.
Your microneedling procedure creates tiny wounds in the outer layers of your skin with the device’s fine needles. Numbing cream keeps you from feeling discomfort during the treatment. You may see some redness and sensitivity for the first day after your treatment session.
Microneedling triggers your skin’s natural healing and regrowth capabilities. In the days and weeks following your appointment, the deeper layers of your skin increase production of the proteins collagen and elastin, increasing your skin’s smoothness, firmness, and evenness of tone.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and microneedling
You can create a stronger regenerative response by adding PRP to your microneedling treatment. Your blood contains special growth factors that are concentrated in your platelets. In this treatment, we take a small sample of your own blood and run it through a centrifuge to isolate the PRP. We apply the PRP topically after your microneedling treatment.
The wound-healing capabilities of PRP stimulate even greater skin rejuvenation than microneedling alone, with new collagen and elastin production lasting for as long as four months. This is an ideal option if you need to heal scars or plump up sagging skin or hollow cheeks.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) and microneedling
Another way to pump up the plumpness and fullness of your skin during microneedling is with added hyaluronic acid treatment. HA is a natural part of your skin chemistry that helps your skin absorb hydration.
For a fuller look and deeper moisturization, your provider at Ego can apply HA to your skin following your microneedling procedure. Microneedling makes your skin much more receptive to the benefits of HA, and you see improving results for weeks following your treatment session.
If you’re ready for radiant skin, talk to the team at Ego about the right combination of cosmetic and aesthetic skin care procedures for your ideal results. Schedule your consultation online or call now to book your first appointment.