Microneedling services offered in Arcata, CA

Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that activates your skin’s natural healing powers to rejuvenate your look and treat skin conditions like acne scars and stretch marks. Kelly A. Kinsey, MD, and the expert team at North Pacific Aesthetics in Arcata, California, provide microneedling treatments using the most advanced tools to ensure you get amazing results. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online to learn more about microneedling at North Pacific Aesthetics.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that uses super fine needles to create microtears in the surface layer of your skin. These tiny tears activate your skin’s healing cascade without causing any real damage to your skin, triggering the production of collagen and elastin and increasing skin cell turnover.

Collagen and elastin are structural proteins found in the dermal layer of your skin. These proteins keep your skin thick, strong, and resilient. As you get older, the production of these proteins slows down, causing your skin to appear drier, rougher, and less firm.

North Pacific Aesthetics offers microneedling to boost collagen and elastin, improving your skin’s tone, texture, and strength. 

The dermatology and aesthetics practice uses AquaGold® boosters for microneedling. This tool has thin, hollow 24-karat gold needles that deliver rejuvenating agents directly into your skin. The needles deliver tiny doses of Hyaluronic Acid and other rejuvenating agents directly into your skin

What does microneedling treat?

North Pacific Aesthetics uses microneedling to treat many common beauty concerns. This cosmetic tool treats:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Large pores
  • Acne scars

Microneedling softens fine lines around the eyes and lips and restores your skin’s natural glow.

What happens during microneedling?

The aesthetic experts at North Pacific Aesthetics personalize your microneedling treatment to match your unique skin type and goals. They review the details of your aesthetic treatment after your initial consultation.

While you relax in the treatment chair, your provider cleans your skin with an antiseptic agent. Then, they place the microneedling tool on your skin and start your session by gently tapping the device over your skin.

Microneedling at North Pacific Aesthetics is virtually pain free and take less than an hour. The experienced dermatologist and supervised staff can perform your microneedling.

You may notice redness following treatment, but these side effects resolve within a few days.

When can I expect to see results from microneedling?

Results after microneedling vary. However, you may see improvements in your skin within a week after your first session. The team at North Pacific Dermatology may recommend a series of microneedling treatments to get the best results.

Full results may take three or more months. North Pacific Dermatology recommends maintenance microneedling sessions every six months.

To find out more about microneedling at North Pacific Dermatology, call the office most convenient to you or schedule an appointment online today.