Microneedling is one of the most effective treatments for skin texture issues. If you’re concerned about the texture of your skin—acne scars, enlarged pores, tissue irregularities, and more—microneedling may be right for you. At Zena Medical, we offer microneedling with combination treatments to give you the best results possible.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling improves your skin by accomplishing two things. First, the needles create controlled trauma in the form of microchannels to stimulate your skin’s healing response and collagen production. Second, the channels create a conduit for highly potent beneficial active ingredients, such as vitamin C, retinol, hyaluronic acid, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
As your skin heals, new collagen is produced to firm up your skin. New skin cells replace those damaged or scarred by sun exposure, acne, or the march of time. Patients with significant acne scars benefit more from a series of deeper microneedling treatments, which require higher licensing to perform.
Microneedling is popular with aestheticians, nurses, and physicians alike. However, the deeper the microneedling needles penetrate your skin, the more effective your treatment is. While aestheticians can perform microneedling, nurse practitioners and physicians’ licenses allow them to microneedle deeper than aestheticians. This is important to note because the deeper the channels run, the better your end results will be. This also explains why there is a cost difference between microneedling with a medical provider versus an aesthetician.
Benefits of Microneedling
Pores shrink, acne scars diminish, and your skin’s texture improves. This is likely the biggest benefit of microneedling. Your skin looks and feels younger because it is younger. Those damaged or scarred cells that roughened your skin and made it dull are replaced with new cells, and under the surface, new collagen is growing. Collagen is the skin’s most important protein, providing structure and stability and keeping skin tight and fresh.
Creams and serums go deeper than ever before. The microchannels that microneedling cause can allow your topical serums and moisturizers to penetrate deeper into your skin. This allows your products to be more effective and will improve skin health and appearance.
Why Choose Zena Medical?
Zena Medical offers microneedling in combination with topical and laser therapies to give you the best results possible. Our staff is qualified to microneedle deeper into the dermis which will provide a more effective treatment.
Dr. Zenovia Gabriel’s technical, results-driven focus, her passion for her work, and her warm and caring approach to patient care leave a lasting impression on her patients. Dr. Zena’s no-nonsense, down-to-earth nature cuts through the overwhelming amount of media hype in the cosmetic enhancement world, and her patients are her top priority. She’s been voted “OC Top Doc” numerous times by her peers and serves as a medical expert and advisor for industry leaders like Allergan, Neutrogena, Merz, and Johnson & Johnson. Her innovative approach and heavy-hitting expertise make her a leader in the highly competitive aesthetic medicine industry in Southern California.
Take the Next Step
If you’d like to learn more treatments for sagging skin or are wondering whether you’re a good candidate for them, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with your personal assessment at ZENA Medical in Newport Beach, California today. Call us at (949) 200-8222 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!