If you’re troubled by skin imperfections such as wrinkles, age spots, or scarring, microneedling may restore your youthful appearance. Omar Ozgur, MD, an ophthalmic plastic surgeon practicing in Mission Viejo, California, offers innovative microneedling treatments to help you look and feel your best. Call Dr. Ozgur today or make an appointment online to learn more about microneedling and whether it’s right for you.
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that triggers your body’s natural healing response, including collagen and elastin production.
During the treatment, Dr. Ozgur uses a handheld device to make hundreds of tiny punctures in your skin. The wounds are so small that they close almost immediately but are still enough to stimulate your body’s natural ability to repair and heal itself.
Your skin produces fresh collagen and elastin, which reduces the appearance of signs of aging and other skin imperfections, leaving you with a glowing, youthful complexion.
You should have microneedling treatments only from a trained professional. Dr. Ozgur holds the highest standards of hygiene and can use longer needles than are available with at-home treatments, so you get better results.
Dr. Ozgur uses microneedling to address a variety of skin imperfections, including:
Microneedling can rejuvenate your overall complexion, helping your skin to look tighter and more youthful. It may also reduce the appearance of large pores and even out your skin tone.
You may need a series of microneedling treatments for optimal results, and bear in mind, your body needs time to generate new cells, so your results aren’t immediately visible.
Dr. Ozgur prepares your skin by cleaning it and applying a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the treatment.
Then he moves a special handheld device over your skin to make the tiny punctures. You may feel your skin getting warm, but the anesthetic should prevent any discomfort. A microneedling treatment usually takes around 30 minutes to complete.
After your treatment, Dr. Ozgur applies a serum or calming treatment to reduce redness. While your skin will be pink after your microneedling treatment, you don’t need to take any time off to recover.
After microneedling, you should use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer. Microneedling may increase your sensitivity to the sun, so make sure you wear sunscreen that carries a high sun protection factor (SPF) every day. You can wear makeup as soon as the next day.
Call Dr. Ozgur or make an appointment online today to find out if microneedling is the right treatment to rejuvenate your skin.