How Long Does It Take to See Results from Microneedling?

For those looking for non-surgical facial rejuvenation, microneedling is the way to go! Microneedling is a non-invasive process that utilizes your body’s own healing processes to encourage collagen production and cell turnover. 

This procedure is effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles and leaves patients with younger, more radiant-looking skin. Microneedling is a highly targeted procedure which can be applied to specific problem areas anywhere on the body. It can reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks while leaving you with healthy younger-looking skin.

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How Does It Work?

Dr. Lawton uses a handheld device called a microneedling pen. This device creates microscopic punctures in the skin, causing tiny wounds. These injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing processes which results in improved skin quality

Although the procedure sounds painful, the majority of people have compared it to moving sandpaper across your skin. The entire procedure takes about 30-minutes to complete. Some patients will experience some minor swelling and redness. A topical anesthetic can be applied for those who are sensitive to mild discomfort.

When Will I Start to See Results?

Everybody’s skin is unique and reacts differently to microneedling. Most people can see some immediate results after being treated with a microneedling pen. In general, as soon as your skin is injured, the body promptly responds and begins the repair process; the tiny injuries from microneedling are no exception.

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This healing process accelerates collagen production and cell turnover, and clients will begin to see the results immediately. Further improvement can be seen after one week of healing. You will notice the most drastic improvements four to six weeks post-treatment after the deeper skin has been repaired.

Do I Need Multiple Treatments?

Microneedling is meant to improve your skin in incremental amounts. Dr. Lawton may suggest multiple procedures over the course of four to six weeks of healing time between each. As with any skin enhancement procedure, the results are not indefinite. It is recommended to keep up with a quarterly maintenance program to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant.

I first created a spread sheet comparing basic facts about only those plastic surgeons in NPB (though I do not live there) that had 5 stars. I intended to meet with 3 and see if I could then make a choice. Dr. Lawton was the second doctor I met with and that was it- everything felt just right for me. The vibe felt less “plastic” than the other I had previously met with. I met with Dr. Lawton and I liked her calm demeanor. She was open to answering my questions. I was able to “try on” to get a better idea of the size I want. I signed up to have her be my surgeon at that visit. It has been one year. NO REGRETS. I am VERY happy with the process, procedure and the outcome. I would not hesitate to partner with her again should I feel the need for any other service.

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Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about Microneedling? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 835-4617 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.


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