A supplement for well-being. The easiest way to get B12

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Do you know what vitamin B12 is? B12, also known as Cobalamin, is a very important B vitamin. It plays a huge part in creating and regulating our DNA and red blood cells; as well as in the normal function of the brain and the nervous system.

Unfortunately, our bodies do not produce this vitamin naturally and with age it becomes harder to absorb it, resulting in B12 deficiency, which is very common and can lead to neurological difficulties and anemia. Some of the symptoms of B12 deficiency are:

  • Weakness, tiredness, or lightheadedness.
  • Heart palpitations and shortness of breath.
  • Pale skin.
  • Constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite, or flatulence.
  • Nerve problems, such as: numbness or tingling (like muscle weakness).
  • Loss of vision.
  • Mental problems, like depression or memory loss.

But if our body does not produce it, how can we get it? Well, vitamin B12 can be found naturally in animal products, such as fish, meat, eggs, and dairy products. But as we know, animal based foods are not always the best option for us (especially when trying to eat

healthier or with specific diets), so, the answer to this question can also be to try supplements, like our B12 shots!

So, what are B12 shots?

B12 shots are injections that contain high doses of this vitamin. They are used to quickly elevate the level of B12 as the vitamin goes directly to the bloodstream. Many patients feel the benefits immediately and enjoy the boost of nutrients.

These shots are usually given to people with B12 deficiency; however, people are starting to see the benefits of B12 shots and use them as a treatment for fatigue and to improve their metabolism.

“Although most people are naturally supplied with the correct amount of B12, using a little extra for an energy jolt has no proven downsides,” says Elisa Zied, author of Feed Your Family Right! This is the main reason why celebrities like Charlize Theron, Justin Timberlake and even Madonna are getting vitamin B12 injections regularly.

Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of B12 shots? Ageless & Beautiful Medical Spa has a great variety of shots made especially for you:

A&B Energizer

B12, MTHF
If you want to feel more energetic, this is the one!
It also helps with mood elevation and promotes anti-aging.

A&B Balancer

B12, B6, MTHF
Do you feel like you need more balance?
This shot helps you with hormone balancing, mood elevation, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory effects and even gives you energy!

A&B Booster

B12, Vitamin C
Get your energy boost!
More energy, a healthy immune system, great mood, and anti-aging. Do you need something else? 

A&B Burner

B12, B6, MIC
Feel the energy and burn fat now!
Enhances fat burn, helps with mood elevation, anti-inflammatory effects, and promotes anti-aging.

A&B Beautifier

B12, Biotin
Because beauty also comes from the inside out.
Energy boost, mood elevation, anti-aging, plus healthier hair, skin, and nails? Yes, please!

A&B Detoxifier

B12, Glutathione
Your liver also needs a detox!
Help your liver with this shot, while also getting more energy and helping your body by promoting anti-aging.

Loving these?

Visit our full Vitamin Shot Bar here: https://www.agelessandbeautiful.com/vitamin-shot-bar

Talk to your doctor before trying B12 supplements.

-Your friends at Ageless & Beautiful Spa

Covid-19 Reopening Announcement

Reopening Covid-19

Our community has been faced with a truly unprecedented situation and as we continue to take steps to resume normal habits and routines. We wanted to ensure that the staff at Ageless & Beautiful Med Spa are committed to your safety and that our high standard inpatient care is our number one focus. 

Our staff members are being required to wear gloves and masks at all times, continuously disinfecting surfaces and maintaining as much distance as possible. We are also following all guidelines outlined by the CDC and OSHA standards of infection control.

We are taking extended measures to further protect all our patients and team with the following additional protocols:

  • Patients will be screened both when making an appointment and again when you arrive. In compliance with the recommendations for public health, anyone with a cough, fever, loss of taste/or smell, flu-like symptoms. difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and fatigue will not be allowed in the office and should contact their physician ASAP. We will be happy to reschedule your appointment for a later date.
  • If you are over the age of 70 or have pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, chronic lung disease or asthma, serious heart conditions, are immunocompromised, or have chronic kidney or liver disease, we recommend you do not visit the office at his time. 
  • We will be scheduling appointments in a manner that promotes social distancing and allows for adequate time for us to disinfect all areas of use in between patient appointments.
  • We ask that patients enter the office unaccompanied.
  • Upon arrival at A&B Med Spa, call us before entering our spa to let us know you have arrived. We will let you know once we are ready for you to enter. We will take your temperature with a contactless thermometer to confirm absence of a fever.
  • Every person entering the A&B Med Spa is expected to wear a face covering and will be asked to sanitize their hands immediately upon entry.
  • Medical-grade high-efficiency particulate (HEPA) air purifiers have been installed in the medspa to help improve the air quality in the area for all patients, family members, and staff.
  • Our medical staff will be wearing all of the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE).

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.

To make an appointment, please call our office at 619-299-0264.

Sincerely,
The team at Ageless & Beautiful Med Spa

The 4 Top Skin Tightening Treatments that Actually Work

For patients who prefer not to undergo a partial or full facelift, choosing one of the latest skin tightening treatments provides an excellent alternative to the invasiveness of surgery. Downtime with this procedure is typically shorter, and the cost is considerably lower. As an added perk, the positive results offered by today’s skin tightening treatments are undeniably beautiful and last well up to a year or two. If you are tired of wishing for younger-looking skin, it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and realize just how youthful your face and body can appear after a skin tightening treatment.

Many options for skin tightening exist, and the most popular treatments today include Thermage, Active FX, and Coolsculpting. Their success comes partly from their ability to stimulate new elastin and collagen growth, enhancing the skin’s elasticity and supple nature. Each of these skin tightening procedures also smooths the appearance of an individual’s skin by improving its texture and tone. If you are ready to put away your skin-firming lotions and creams in lieu of a non-surgical skin tightening treatment that delivers long-lasting results, keep reading to learn more about your options.


Thermage

No Injections or Surgery

Thermage is a non-invasive procedure designed to assist in contouring and tightening the skin. It embraces the power of Capacitive Radio Frequency technology, which is more commonly referred to as CRF technology, to create younger looking skin by improving its color and tone as well as its firmness. While it may not make sense at first to consider using radio frequencies to smooth and beautify your skin, this noninvasive treatment tightens, firms, and smooths your skin painlessly and easily.

Thermage is commonly used to beautify the skin around the brows, eyelids, neck, and lower portion of the face. It does so by targeting these areas using radio frequencies chosen for their ability to tighten and shrink the skin. CRF Technology allows your cosmetic specialist to penetrate all of your skin layers in a single setting. The treatment gently heats the skin to stimulate collagen production, a necessary component of supple skin. More specifically, the radio frequencies interact with existing collagen fibers, causing them to begin producing higher levels of this amino-acid based protein. Collagen supports the skin’s elasticity and strength, helping it to resist the signs of aging.

Although Thermage doesn’t actually melt fat away, it does deliver the illusion that fat has simply disappeared from the face or body. This illusion stems from the successful skin tightening results delivered by the Thermage procedure.

The increased production of collagen helps maintain healthier, stronger skin and promotes lasting results that remain for up to six months. In fact, while you will notice an immediate refinement in your skin’s appearance after your Thermage treatment, this improvement will continue to grow over the next few days and weeks.

Most patients require only a single treatment per area with no apparent downtime. On occasion, a second treatment may be required for particularly stubborn areas of skin. Although results vary among patients, most individuals can expect to see these enhancements last for half a year. Eventually, the skin begins to lose some of its renewed firmness and enhanced texture, leading to the need to make a new appointment. The best time to schedule another Thermage procedure is once you notice the results of your first treatment are beginning to fade. Thermage is safe to use on all skin types.

The Thermage procedure is painless before and after the treatment. During the procedure, you will feel the sensation of heat on treated areas as the radio frequencies target specific areas of the skin. Although you will experience warmth, the tip of the device remains cool at all times. The device is designed to apply a cooling spray to your skin when its surface temperature reaches a certain point. Depending on the size of the area being treated, your procedure can last between one and two hours.

Most patients experience no discomfort. Individuals with a sensitivity to this type of cosmetic procedure can receive a topical anesthetic or over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate any discomfort they experience without influencing the results of the procedure.

*Disclaimer: Before and after photos represent outcomes of individual patients. Results may vary. Content is for informational purposes only and is not considered medical advice.

Benefits of Thermage

In addition to younger looking skin, Thermage offers the following benefits:

  • Outpatient appointment
  • Single visit
  • Immediate results

Areas of Treatment with Thermage

The versatility of this cosmetic procedure makes it possible to use it successfully on various parts of the body safely. The most commonly treated areas include the skin located:

  • On the forehead (treats sagging and furrowed brows)
  • Surrounding the eyes (treats hooding and fine lines)
  • Surrounding the mouth (treats fine lines and wrinkles)
  • On the cheeks (treats wrinkles and fine lines)
  • Beneath the chin (treats sagging and looseness)
  • Along the jaw (treats sagging, looseness, and wrinkles)
  • On the neck (treats sagging and looseness)
  • On the jowls (treats looseness and sagging)

While Thermage treatments are more popularly chosen for the face, chin, eyelids, and neck, Thermage Body Shape treatments are available for:

  • The stomach (treats sagging and unwanted bulges)
  • The legs (treats crepey skin, flabbiness, and cellulite)
  • The buttocks (treats looseness and sagging)
  • The hands (treats sagging skin)
  • The arms (treats cellulite and sagging skin)


Active FX

Tighter Skin and Fewer Wrinkles

Laser Skin Resurfacing with Active FX embraces the technology behind fractional laser technology to remedy skin damage caused by the natural aging process, environmental factors, and poor skin care. It is designed to make the skin look plumper and younger as well as to encourage a softer yet more elastic texture. It can be used to treat acne scarring, fine lines, deep wrinkles, and uneven skin coloring. This cosmetic procedure is popular due to its ability to minimize the signs of aging that take away from the natural beauty of the skin. It minimizes the appearance of imperfections gently and safely as it softens fine lines and wrinkles, reduces discoloration, minimizes sagginess, and help restore some of the skin’s natural ability to resist damage.

Active FX promotes the new growth of skin cells to deliver younger-looking skin. In particular, this skin tightening treatment improves both the firmness of the skin as well as its elasticity. It is primarily used to minimize noticeable signs of imperfection on the face. Active FX also promotes renewed collagen production, producing long-lasting results. While you may be able to notice results immediately, the full benefit of this procedure takes time. The boost in collagen production continues to improve your skin’s appearance, enhancing the overall results achieved with this innovative skin tightening procedure.

Prior to your Active FX treatment, your skin is numbed to minimize any discomfort arising from the procedure. No injections are needed. A topical agent is applied to the treatment area prior to beginning the skin tightening procedure. An experienced and trained specialist targets the treatment area with a specialized laser in an effort to restore your skin to a more youthful appearance. This high-energy laser has the ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and creases as well as to lighten darker patches of skin. The laser is actually a beam of high-energy light, and it is perfectly safe to use.

During the procedure, the laser gently removes the uppermost layers of skin tissue. Deeper layers remain untouched. The depth of skin that is removed is extremely thin. This strategy limits discomfort to the upper layers, while also promoting faster healing. Only a small portion of skin needs to heal, minimizing not only the amount of time needed to heal but also the level of pain experienced by the patient.

Benefits of Active FX

When you choose Active FX to remedy facial imperfections, you avoid more invasive procedures, allowing you to relax and enjoy your beneficial results without experiencing unwanted side effects such as pain and bleeding. Active FX delivers the following advantages:

  • Minimal downtime
  • Longlasting results
  • Outpatient appointment

Areas of Treatment with Active FX

Active FX is used to treat a wide variety of skin issues, including age spots, oversized pores, scars, pigmentation problems, sagginess, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity. Treatment areas include:

  • Overall countenance (treating acne scars, facial lines, creases, large pores, age spots, and uneven skin tone)
  • Lips (treating smoker’s lines)
  • Eyes (treating saggy eyelid skin and wrinkles)


Coolsculpting

Non Invasive Procedure

Coolsculpting is a non-invasive procedure designed to transform the body by restoring its natural beauty through fat reduction. It can be used to reshape nine different FDA treatment areas, minimizing the presence of fat so effectively that the body looks slimmer and fitter. The Coolsculpting process is designed as a stand-alone procedure. There’s no need to begin an exercise routine or diet plan to maintain your results. Of course, doing so only enhances the results you achieve by giving your fat cells the chill.

This FDA-cleared procedure embraces the technology behind cryolipolysis and uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat pockets, particularly areas resistant to diet and exercise. It is a fat freezing procedure that safely eliminates fat pockets while restoring a more youthful, slimmer appearance to different areas of the body. Whether you want to get rid of your double chin or slim down, Coolsculpting offers an excellent option to do so easily and painlessly.

Coolsculpting delivers noticeable results with minimal bruising. Today’s treatments take approximately thirty minutes during an in-office visit to your cosmetic specialist. This procedure delivers a smoother tummy, narrower midsection, trimmer thighs, and slimmer arms using uniquely designed applicators. Any discomfort is easily treated with over-the-counter pain medication, allowing patients to jump back into their activities without hesitation.

When you diet, your fat cells shrink. When you choose Coolsculpting, your fat cells are eliminated permanently. Fat cells die when they are frozen, and they pass through the liver where they are processed for natural removal from your body. The results achieved through this process are permanent, eliminating the need to starve yourself or spend hours each day on the treadmill.

While Coolsculpting delivers permanent results, it does so gradually. It takes about three weeks before you will notice any improvement in treated areas. By the time three months have passed, your slimmer shape is readily noticeable. The full benefit of this non-invasive procedure appears in four to six months.

Coolsculpting is entirely safe and involves little to no discomfort. You may experience minor pain and a tugging sensation during the procedure. The most common side effects include minor redness, bruising, and swelling for the first few weeks as the fat cells begin to travel to the liver for elimination.

Benefits of Coolsculpting

When you choose the Coolsculpting process, you avoid surgery. No invasive techniques are used, and no anesthesia is required. Your downtime after the procedure is brief, and you can go back to your daily activities immediately.

You also gain access to each of the following benefits:

  • Highly trained specialists
  • Precisely created procedure delivering safe results
  • Intuitive devices designed for safe use

Areas of Treatment with Coolsculpting

Advances in technology and modifications to CoolSculpting devices make it possible to treat more areas of the body successfully than previously. Coolsculpting procedures have currently been approved for the following FDA-identified treatment areas:

  • Abdomen (treating fatty fullness)
  • Outer thighs (treating cellulite)
  • Inner thighs (treating cellulite)
  • Upper arms (treating cellulite)
  • Lower stomach (treating fatty fullness)
  • Buttocks (treating banana rolls)
  • Flanks (treating muffin tops and love handles)
  • Back (treating fat deposits forming beneath the bra line or on the lower side of the back above the buttocks)
  • Submental area (treating double chins)

The aging process is rarely kind to the skin. The loss of collagen leads to fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin, making people look older than they are. Finding the courage to reimagine your skin is easy once you learn about the pain-free, non-invasive options available for skin tightening. Isn’t it time to look and feel better than you ever have? If you want to discuss the non-surgical options available today, please contact the offices of Ageless & Beautiful Medical Spa today.


Dermal Fillers

Reduce Wrinkles and Fine Lines

How long do fillers in the face last?

Typically, the type of dermal filler used to treat facial skin determines how long the results last. Restylane and Perlane provide quality results lasting between six and twelve months. The full range of Juvederm fillers delivers varying results. Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Ulta Plus XC, and Juvederm Ultra XC provide enhancements lasting up to a full year, Juvederm Vollure lasts between twelve and eighteen months, and Juvederm Voluma lasts up to twenty-four months. Radiesse delivers facial enhancement for as long as eighteen to twenty-four months. Belotero Balance has a shorter duration of six months.

What are the side effects of facial fillers?

All skin treatments come with the possibility of experiencing side effects. The most common side effects associated with facial fillers occur at the injection site and include minor redness, bruising, discomfort, or swelling. On rare occasion, a patient may experience tiny bumps beneath the skin, a rash, headache, or itchy skin. Each of these side effects is temporary and improve gradually over time. Some patients may not even experience side effects after the procedure, while a small number of individuals may have a mild allergic reaction to the filler’s ingredients.

Are dermal fillers safe?

Dermal fillers formulated with hyaluronic acid are extremely safe, particularly because this ingredient occurs in the human body naturally. They are also FDA-approved, a fact which validates the fact that these substances are proven to be safe for their intended purpose as facial fillers. Choosing a trained specialist to perform your filler treatment enhances the safety of this type of skin treatment. In general, synthetic dermal fillers are safe to use as long as an experienced specialist performs the procedure.

How much are dermal fillers?

The cost of dermal fillers is influenced by the type of filler, the number of areas being treated, the size of the area being treated, and the expertise of the professional performing the treatment. The extent of the damage being corrected can also increase the price since it influences the number of injections needed during the procedure. The cost of a single injection depends on the type of filler and typically ranges between $500 and $800. Each additional injection increases the cost of your dermal filler procedure.

Top 5 Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling is a popular cosmetic procedure chosen by people who want to claim their youthful appearance. It is commonly used to prompt plumpness, minimize discoloration, restore even skin tones, and encourage younger looking skin. Whether you call this procedure microneedling or skin needling, the benefits of scheduling it into your busy routine are many. The microneedling process only takes about an hour long, but it delivers visible and tactile results that last for weeks.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic process that goes by several different names, including collagen induction therapy and skin needling. A skilled technician gently moves a small wand containing numerous fine-point needles over your skin. Each needle makes a tiny prick in your skin. The body identifies each prick as an injury and begins to immediately trigger a reaction designed to stimulate recovery for your skin.

The process is nearly painless, but you will see tiny bits of blood where the pricks were made. You can expect minor redness and residual bleeding for about a day and a half. Despite these mild side effects, you should see visible improvement in your facial appearance immediately after the procedure has taken place.

Many of today’s celebrities are choosing not only to embrace this technique but also to share their fondness for it. In fact, an increasing number of today’s celebrities recognize the value of microneedling because their skin as one of their most important assets.

Minka Kelly shared her thoughts on Instagram, stating “I’ve been trying the Micro-Needling treatment and it seems to be all the rage for those of us with dull skin, fine lines, and sun spots. Good times.”

Jennifer Aniston also has positive thoughts regarding this process, sharing the following comment “I do micro-needling! I just learned about it a couple of months ago from a facialist in New York. It allows the serums and whatever products you’re using to really soak in.”

Currently, skin needling achieves an 87% thumbs-up approval rating on realself.com out of 584 user reviews. If you aren’t yet convinced, you may want to learn more. Please take a look at the top five benefits of microneedling presented here.

1. Promotes Natural Collagen Growth for Beautiful, Younger Looking Skin

As people age, the production of elastin and collagen within the skin begins to slow down, causing unwanted changes in the epidermis. The microneedling process stimulates new production by triggering the body’s response to perceived damage. Even though the tiny pin pricks of the needles on the microneedling wand aren’t excessively large or damaging, the body goes into quick action. Not only does this process enhance the production of collagen but it also stimulates revacularization or the growth of new blood vessels in the skin.

Collagen-enriched skin looks plumper and smoother. Since microneedling boosts collagen production, it restores plumpness to the skin, creating a more youthful appearance. Typically, visible results are apparent within minutes. As each micro-injury receives new collagen, the tiny wounds are filled, restoring a more natural appearance to the treated area.

While this cosmetic process does deliver microtrauma to your skin, it does so in a targeted, monitored procedure. If you have any questions, the technician is available to answer your concerns. As long as you schedule your skin needling procedure with a qualified professional and follow all of the instructions, your treatment is safe and gentle.

The specialized wand features a small head, which is covered with tiny needles. As the wand is passed over your skin, it vibrates at a high speed. There’s no need to worry, though, because the needles can only pierce the superficial or uppermost portion of your skin. The depth is minimal, but the results are major. The high-powered vibration causes the microneedles to prick your skin thousands of times in just a few moments, triggering skin recovery and rejuvenation.

Your skin begins to look better immediately after the procedure. Renewed production of elastin and collagen help to maintain and refine the results, leaving you with smoother, more even-toned skin. Your youthful appearance is semi-restored as the tiny holes are filled with collagen and elastin and your skin looks plumper and fresher for weeks.

2. Reduces Signs of Acne Scarring and Pock Marks

Facial scarring and pock marks become more common as you age. While establishing a good skin-care routine can help to minimize both of these issues, it cannot eliminate them entirely. In fact, dermal fibrosis or scarring that appears on the skin typically occurs during the body’s wound healing process. Pock marks are often the result of adolescent or adult acne, including black heads, white heads, and pimples.

Facial scarring is often difficult to minimize, particularly if the damage also involves pock marks. The deeper the scars are, the more difficult it is to successfully treat them.

When the skin undergoes damage due to sun exposure, environmental toxins, or hormonal fluctuations, the skin attempts to heal itself in an attempt to return to its original state. During the natural healing process, the skin is pulled downward, a process that often leads to pock marks with deep crevices and light-to-moderate scarring.

This process results in fibrosis or thickening of the skin tissue. In most instances, it is a normal part of the healing process that leads to stiffening of the skin in the afflicted area. Fortunately, microneedling is successful in breaking up the fibrosis, allowing the skin to relax and resurface itself with a smoother appearance than prior to the skin-needling treatment.

A number of studies indicate that visible improvement in the appearance of pock marks and scarring can occur immediately in some cases or after just two skin needling procedures for other patients. Various circumstances can affect how quickly optimal results appear, including the depth of the pock marks and scarring as well as the patient’s existing medical conditions. As the microneedling process breaks up the fibrosis beneath the skin’s surface, the pock marks and/or scarring become less noticeable. Your overall complexion begins to look more beautiful as the skin becomes smoother and less constricted.

Unfortunately, microneedling isn’t successful in treating all types of scarring. This process offers more beneficial results for scarring that is not the result of surgical stitches or overly large in size. Even so, this minimally invasive procedure provides a safe way to minimize unwanted changes in the skin. Individuals with uneven skin texture can also benefit from the microneedling process because of its ability to smooth the skin’s surface.

3. Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Looking younger is one of the most popular reasons why women and men seek cosmetic treatments. Reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles is at the top of the list of reasons why microneedling has gained so much popularity in recent years. This minimally invasive procedure actually reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, encouraging a more youthful appearance as it does so.

As you probably know, it isn’t easy to get rid of fine lines or wrinkles once they appear. You can’t simply slather on face cream and hope for the best. Wrinkles and creases are the result of damage occurring to the skin whether through the aging process or exposure to environmental elements. It only makes sense that you need to regenerate certain skin processes in order to remedy the damage.

Microneedling does so by making tiny pin pricks on the upper levels of your dermis in order to kickstart your skin’s rejuvenation. The damage caused by skin needling is extremely minor but it is enough to encourage the release of growth factors which renew the skin’s levels of elastin and collagen. Your body doesn’t realize how minor the damage to your skin is, which is why it produces a surge of the growth factors needed to help repair the small holes created by the microneedles. At the same time, small blood vessels develop, bringing fresh supplies of oxygen, nutrients, and blood directly to your skin.

All of these developments lead to tighter, healthier looking skin as fine lines and minor wrinkles become less noticeable. In fact, as collagen production grows stronger, so does your skin. The process strengthens your epidermis, allowing your skin to resist the changes fine lines and wrinkles inflict on it. As a result, your skin looks and feels smoother and healthier once the procedure is over.

Much of the damage created to the skin is caused by sun exposure. Incorporating vitamin-C serum into your beauty care regimen can assist you in maintaining the beneficial results achieved through the skin needling process. Using vitamin-C serum helps to encourage collagen production, a necessary component of restoring the supple nature of your skin.

4. Reduce Hyperpigmentation and Promotes Even Skin Tone

While hyperpigmentation occurs gradually, it usually becomes a permanent issue that mars the natural beauty of your skin. Hyperpigmentation refers to the darkening of certain areas of your skin as excess melanin builds up and stays in place. This condition isn’t serious and doesn’t cause any real damage. Nonetheless, it does take away from an even skin tone, creating a less-than-beautiful countenance.

Hyperpigmentation is a common problem and almost anyone can experience it. The changes in skin color occur when inflammation arises from minor injuries, white heads, black heads, pimples, and cold sores. As more of these changes take place, the skin begins to lose its even tone and looks blotchy.

Microneedling is often successful in restoring the natural appearance of skin coloration as it reduces the damage caused by hyperpigmentation. It does so by increasing the presence of matrix mealloproteinases, unique enzymes found in the skin cells.

You can boost your results if you also include the use of vitamin-C serum to assist in the healing process once your microneedling procedure has been completed. Studies have indicated that vitamin-C serum is helpful in balancing melanin levels in the skin.

Women with darker skin tones may want to consider microneedling instead of laser treatments to correct hyperpigmentation issues. Lasers can actually worsen the problem as they make the discoloration even darker, making skin needling the preferred solution.

5. Reduces the Presence of Blackheads

The presence of blackheads can be annoying, particularly if you have many of these small bumps on your skin. Blackheads are caused when hair follicles become clogged by your skin oil that darkens as oxidation takes place. This oil is also referred to as sebum. This type of acne occurs on the face, neck, chest, back, and arms. When blackheads appear, your sebum isn’t doing its job of keeping your skin soft and supple. Unfortunately, an abundance of blackheads can damage your skin, creating large pores and increasing the risk of developing wrinkles and fine lines.

Microneedling offers distinctive benefits for anyone suffering from frequent blackhead outbreaks. This minimally invasive procedure opens pores, releasing the blackheads from their clogged status. As the tiny needles gently poke into the skin, they break through the sebum clogs. An immediate reduction in the number of blackheads occurs. Within a month’s time, pores in the treated area appear smaller as healing takes place.

Even though you will notice fewer blackheads after the microneedling procedure, it is possible that new ones will pop up. This is particularly true for someone who is prone to this type of acne. To keep blackheads away as long as possible, you should incorporate a good skin care routine. The results of your skin needling treatment should last about three to four weeks. Due to the gentleness and minimally invasive nature of the procedure, your skin is ready to undergo a new microneedling process after a month’s time.

Microneedling offers immediate benefits for anyone looking to give their facial skin a makeover. This process is quick and nearly painless. The results are immediately visible. The benefits go beyond simply minimizing and/or eliminating acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. The positive effects of the skin needling process last for weeks, giving you back the natural beauty of your countenance for weeks. Best of all – no known side effects exist. The procedure is safe, simple, and successful.


Looking younger is a popular goal among people of all ages. Today, it is easier than ever to accomplish this task, partly because so many non-invasive anti-aging solutions are readily available at medical spas throughout the San Diego area. If you are interested in learning more about Microneedling, please contact Ageless & Beautiful Medical Spa for a no-cost consultation.