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Microneedling Specialist

Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics

Medical Aesthetics located in Salinas, CA

Do fine lines and wrinkles distract from your appearance? Microneedling may be the right choice to rid your face of unwanted lines and wrinkles. The team at Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics is committed to helping you reach your aesthetic goals at their office located in Salinas, California. Schedule your consultation online or by phone today.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment used to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars on the face and body. Collagen is a substance created in your body that helps your skin look youthful, firm, smooth, and pliable.

As you age and incur skin injuries, your production of collagen and elastin naturally decreases. Microneedling treatment uses several tiny needles arranged on a roller to create controlled puncture wounds in the skin.

The puncture wounds stimulate the body to increase its own collagen and elastin production. The increase in collagen and elastin production works to heal the micro-wounds. The healing process increases the plumpness of your skin, which decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Who is a good candidate for microneedling treatment?

Microneedling is appropriate for all skin types. If you experience any of the following, microneedling may be an option for you:


  • Premature aging
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Scarring from acne or chickenpox
  • Large pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Loose skin
  • Alopecia
  • Rosacea


Those suffering from keloid scarring, active infection, and acne are not good candidates for microneedling. Your provider at Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics will discuss your expectations and goals with you to help determine if microneedling is right for you.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Microneedling is a generally safe and effective way to rejuvenate your skin. It can provide long-lasting results when performed by trained and experienced providers. Microneedling can diminish the appearance of large pores, stretch marks, and fine lines and wrinkles.

What are the risks of microneedling?

As with any treatment or therapy, there are associated risks. The most common risk is skin irritation, but others may include:


  • Swelling
  • Discomfort at the site
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Dryness
  • Skin flaking
  • Scab formation
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Reaction to medication


By discussing your health history and current medications with your provider, your risks can be minimized.

Are you ready to rid yourself of fine lines and wrinkles? Schedule an appointment with the experienced team at Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics online or by phone today.