What to expect with San Diego microneedling at LJC
At LJC, your microneedling treatment will be performed upstairs at our full-service La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa.
You’ll be in excellent hands with our experienced La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa providers, who always begin with a personal consultation to listen to your concerns, understand your goals, and design a treatment plan that will best achieve the results you are hoping for. Here’s what you can expect with your treatment:
Preparing your skin
We perform microneedling in our medical spa treatment rooms during a regular appointment. You can arrive without makeup, but we will also give you a few minutes to cleanse your face here as well. While discomfort is minimal, we can apply a topical anesthetic if you prefer.
Your microneedling treatment
Now we begin the microneedling! We will gently and precisely move the device across the skin in the treatment area (face, hands, neck, etc.). Discomfort is minimal for most patients, although you may feel a slight stinging or prickly sensation as the microneedling device moves over the skin. When we are finished, we will go over your post-treatment care instructions.
After your microneedling treatment
Most patients resume normal activity immediately after treatment, although you will need to keep the treated area completely protected from the sun as it heals, preferably with both clothing/hats and broad-spectrum SPF. Slight redness and skin sensitivity are normal for the first 1 to 3 days after treatment. Mineral-based makeup can be worn after the first 24 hours.
When will I see microneedling results?
You should experience noticeable improvements in skin texture and appearance within 2 to 3 weeks after your first treatment. Results will continue to improve as collagen production continues. Most patients choose to have a series of microneedling treatments to achieve maximum benefits; about 3 to 6 treatments is typical.