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Microneedling Specialist

Avanity Advanced Aesthetics

Ava Salarda, NP

Medical Spa located in Anaheim, CA

From acne scars to wrinkles, microneedling is a popular beauty treatment that improves many skin imperfections. Ava Salarda, NP, is a certified aesthetic nurse specialist who provides microneedling at Avanity Advanced Aesthetics. Ms. Salarda often combines microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) at the med spa to get even more dramatic results from the beauty treatment. Schedule a consultation by calling the office in Anaheim, California, or booking an appointment online today.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure that triggers your skin’s production of collagen and elastin. These two proteins keep your skin strong and resilient.

During the cosmetic procedure, Ms. Salarda uses a microneedling tool that creates tiny tears in the surface of your skin, mimicking an injury. These tiny tears activate your skin’s natural healing process, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. 

Ms. Salarda may combine microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Made from your blood, PRP contains a high concentration of the healing properties in blood, including platelets, growth factors, and specialized proteins.

Microneedling with PRP enhances your skin’s healing powers, creating faster and more dramatic results from your beauty treatment.

What skin conditions benefit from microneedling?

Microneedling is a versatile cosmetic procedure that benefits many skin concerns and needs. Ms. Salarda may recommend microneedling to:

  • Smooth out fine lines and wrinkles
  • Even out your skin tone
  • Reduce large pores
  • Treat age spots or sun spots
  • Lessen the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks

You may also benefit from microneedling if you’re looking for a cosmetic treatment to freshen and brighten your complexion.

What can I expect during microneedling?

Ms. Salarda customizes your microneedling treatment based on your aesthetic needs and goals. When using PRP, she first draws a sample of blood from your arm to make the PRP.

Ms. Salarda cleans your skin and applies a numbing lotion to minimize discomfort. She then uses the microneedling tool to create the tiny tears and initiate the healing process. Ms. Salarda applies your PRP after microneedling. 

After treatment, she applies a soothing lotion to your skin. Redness, swelling, and bruising may occur following microneedling, but these side effects go away within a few days. 

How long does it take to see results after microneedling?

Microneedling triggers your skin’s natural healing process, which takes time. Though you may see improvements in your skin soon after your microneedling session, it may take a few weeks until you see the full effects.

Ms. Salarda may recommend more than one microneedling treatment to gain the most benefits. 

To find out more about microneedling and how it can improve the look of your skin, call Avanity Advanced Aesthetics or schedule an appointment online today.