Alchemy 43 is an aesthetics bar that showcases a range of cosmetic microtreatments, including fillers, neuromodulators, and contouring procedures. Located in Beverly Hills, Alchemy 43 features licensed medical specialists committed to reaching your individual aesthetic goals with treatment plans customized specifically for you.

One microtreatment that could be essential to your facial rejuvenation treatment plan is microneedling, which, we at Alchemy 43, refer to as micropenning.

What Is Micropenning treatment?

It is a minimally invasive treatment based on a technology – radiofrequency energy – that has existed for nearly 50 years. The treatment uses multiple very fine needles that puncture the skin to make minuscule wounds that trigger the body’s healing process in order to correct the effects of aging on the skin.

By causing these micro-wounds, the treatment stimulates the body’s self-healing properties and helps jumpstart your body’s production of collagen, which usually naturally subsides as you age. As the skin heals from treatment, scarring and wrinkles are softened and/or even eliminated.

Although the results vary, the end result is tighter, firmer skin.

What Is the Micropenning Process Like?

The micropenning device is outfitted with a tight cluster of ultrafine needles delivering dozens of pinpricks that go about 3 millimeters deep. From this, the radiofrequency energy pulses into the skin and heats it enough to stimulate both collagen production and tissue repair.

During a treatment session, which usually lasts 20-30 minutes, the device also helps replenish your skin with moisture for tight yet supple skin.

One thing to keep in mind is that micropenning treatment does not create painful holes in your skin. Instead, it has the effect of aerating the skin; in fact, the punctures caused by micropenning treatment are not visible, even up close. Your skin may become flushed, but this passes soon as your skin adjusts to treatment afterward.

What Areas Can Micropenning Treat?

Micropenning treatment is safe enough to be used on a variety of areas, including areas that are considered delicate to treat:

  • Scalp
  • Mouth
  • Eyes
  • Eyelids
  • Nose
  • Lip
  • Neck

The Benefits of Micropenning

In addition to helping improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, a micropenning treatment can deliver other benefits:

  • Improves the texture of your skin
  • Minimizes the appearance of scars, including those caused by acne
  • Reduces pore size
  • Corrects the appearance of stretch marks
  • Tightens loose or sagging skin

View our Menu of Services to see all facial rejuvenation procedures we offer.

Potential Side Effects

Although treatment is safe and well tolerated, some side effects are not uncommon. For example, during and right after treatment, you might experience facial warmness that is akin to a minor sunburn.

Other side effects could include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Itching

Any side effects should dissipate within 7-10 days. Contact us today for more information on potential side effects.

Frequently Asked Questions about Micropenning

Q: How long will it take to see results?

A: Micropenning results will vary, but many patients see results after their first session.

Q: How many treatments are generally necessary?

A: It varies depending on the issue(s) being addressed. For example, to correct scarring, 3-5 sessions are the norm.

However, the actual number of micropenning treatment sessions will vary because each patient responds differently to treatment. Furthermore, the extent of the skin condition in the area being treated also impacts the number of sessions required.

In general, sessions should be spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Q: Micropenning sounds like a painful procedure – is it?

A: We understand and want your treatment to be as comfortable as possible. Although the treatment is delivered via very fine needles, the technique is essential when administering micropenning treatment.

At Alchemy 43, our medical specialists have the training and experience to perform treatment as painlessly as possible. Still, if you think you might experience discomfort, discuss this with your medical specialist so that a topical numbing agent may be applied to reduce discomfort.

Q: I don’t want to interrupt my busy schedule too much – how much downtime is there?

A: For our busy Los Angeles patients, we are pleased to inform you that micropenning treatment will not significantly interrupt your schedule. Results may vary, but the treated area usually returns to normal within hours, although residual pinkness or redness could remain for 12-48 hours. We also recommend avoiding sun exposure for 2-3 days following the session.

A treatment session won’t significantly affect your schedule, either, as one session usually lasts an hour or less, depending on the number of injections you receive as well as on the area(s) you’re having treated.

Q: Is micropenning safe and effective for any skin color/type?

A: Yes and yes. All skin colors and skin types react well to micropenning treatment. Although results can vary, virtually all patients experience no post-procedure skin inflammation or discoloration. View our before and after photo gallery to see treatment results from our patients.

To learn more about facial rejuvenation treatment, visit WebMD.com.

Consult a Micropenning Specialist at Alchemy 43!

For West Los Angeles patients interested in learning more about micropenning treatment, consult with licensed, trusted medical specialists who have the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

At Alchemy 43, we provide facial skin treatments in Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles. We personalize and administer treatments according to your circumstances. Call 310.905.8727 or visit us online to set up a complimentary consultation.

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