Grace Wong, M.D.
Internal Medicine located in Burbank, CA
You’ve probably heard about microneedling, one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in recent years. Medical aesthetic specialist Grace Wong, MD, offers microneedling as one of many advanced therapies available to residents of Burbank, California. If you’ve been thinking of trying microneedling but haven’t yet taken the plunge, schedule an appointment today to find out what all the buzz is about. You can book your visit online or by phone.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that makes use of your body’s natural healing abilities to help you look your best. It’s quickly becoming one of the most highly sought-after aesthetic treatments, largely because it can address multiple skin issues at once.
Some of the results microneedling delivers include:
- Tighter skin
- Improved tone and texture
- Visibly smaller pores
- Lighter age spots
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improvements in acne scarring and stretch marks
You may need more than one session to achieve optimal results. Dr. Wong evaluates your skin and lets you know what to expect during your initial consultation.
How does microneedling work?
The results available through microneedling all come from your body’s innate healing abilities. The process involves making hundreds of tiny punctures in the outer layers of your skin using a special tool equipped with multiple thin, sterile needles.
Each of those micro-injuries prompts a healing response. Your body manufactures new collagen, which smooths and plumps your skin. Circulation also improves as your body moves through the healing process.
You can enhance your results by incorporating platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into your microneedling sessions. This addition delivers an even more powerful healing response by introducing growth factors into the process.
Is microneedling safe?
The idea of intentionally puncturing the surface of your skin hundreds of times may sound like a questionable idea, but microneedling is both a safe and effective aesthetic treatment. The microneedling pen uses sterile needles and doesn’t penetrate to the deeper tissue layers, so there is no risk of dangerous bleeding.
Adding platelet-rich plasma to your session carries no additional risk, as the solution is created from a small portion of your own blood. That means there’s no risk of an allergic reaction.
If you follow Dr. Wong’s instructions for caring for your skin after your treatment sessions, there is minimal risk for infection. It’s also important to share the full details of any medical conditions you have or medications you currently take to ensure that microneedling is a good fit for your needs.
To find out what microneedling can do for you, book an appointment with Dr. Wong today, online or by phone.