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What is Microneedling?

Using a series of ultra-fine needles, microneedling creates thousands of perforations in the skin that trigger the body’s natural healing response.

When the skin undergoes such micro injuries, it produces collagen, a naturally-occurring protein responsible for the skin’s suppleness, hydration and firmness during youth. As we age, our collagen supply dwindles, making the skin look dull, depleted and hollow. With microneedling, a more radiant, vibrant complexion can be yours.

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Our Bay Area microneedling treatment is among the most trusted and popular treatments at Total Glow, as it delivers wonderful anti-aging results, stimulating the regrowth of collagen, and smoothing away blemishes and facial scarring. Microneedling is also ideal for treating sun damage, hyperpigmentation and dull skin texture. Call us today and schedule a consultation with one of our caring aestheticians to find out if microneedling can help renew a tired complexion and boost your self-image.

Dr. Des Fernandes performing Microneedling in Palo Alto

Dr. Des Fernandes, aesthetic pioneer and creator of medical needling, performs a microneedling session at Total Glow.

Who is a Good Candidate For the Procedure?

If you are a healthy adult who is free from infections, microneedling may be an excellent way to improve your skin’s condition. Men and women with facial scarring either from acne or from injury will benefit strongly from microneedling in Palo Alto. The best way to determine your candidacy for sure is to schedule a private consultation with one of our skilled and compassionate aestheticians in Palo Alto who will perform a customized skin analysis in order to determine your best options for success.

What are the Benefits to Microneedling?

  • Improves thinning, sagging skin
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin
  • Cost-effective
  • Improves facial scarring
  • Fades stretch marks
  • Prevents new damage
  • Boosts self-image
Terrie Absher, Franck Joly and Dr. Des Fernandes

Terrie Absher, Franck Joly and Dr. Des Fernandes out to dinner immediately after being needled by the creator of the procedure himself.

What Will Recovery Entail?

Improvement in wrinkles and fine lines.

For a few days following your session, your skin may appear red and sandpaper-like, but as it heals, a smoother, more refined skin texture will gradually emerge and you will notice a visible improvement in wrinkles and fine lines. Following your procedure, it’s important to use sunblock of 30 SPF or higher or protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. You should abstain from exercise for about 24 hours after microneedling.

What Are the Fees For Microneedling in Palo Alto?

Microneedling costs will depend on the areas treated, so our team will be able to create a customized quote for you once you undergo your private consultation at Total Glow. We will make sure you leave our offices with a clear expectation for all fees and financing options.

Why Select Total Glow?

Franck is our physician trainer who delivers all of our Palo Alto microneedling treatments. Franck studied and trained with Dr. Des Fernandes, founder of Environ and microneedling pioneer. This proprietary technique uses a potent Environ vitamin therapy to increase efficacy for outstanding results. Our Palo Alto med spa practitioners are simply the best; they have superior knowledge and ability rarely found elsewhere.

Patient Getting Microneedling Treatment in Palo Alto

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

Microneedling uses tiny needles set within a pen-shaped device. The technology aims to create a precise injury to the skin’s surface, prompting the body to respond by forming new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers. The skin plumps and thickens in response to this stimulus, and the channels made from the microneedles allow topical serums to be absorbed more effectively into the top layer of skin.

What can I expect during the treatment?

At Total Glow in Palo Alto microneedling is an in-office treatment that does not require general anesthesia. First, the skin is cleansed and treated with a topical numbing cream to minimize any discomfort. The procedure takes 20-30 minutes, depending on the area treated. Some pressure sensations may be felt, however they will not be painful.

What are the results?

The skin will be red for 24-48 hours, similar to a sunburn. However, recovery depends on the length of the needle used. The skin may also feel flushed, tight, and itchy for the first 24 hours. It can take between 6-8 weeks before visible signs of skin regeneration are seen, and the regeneration will continue to evolve over time. Although a single treatment can provide a noticeable result, a series of 2-3 treatments spaced by 6-8 weeks is recommended for optimal results.

Is it safe?

Microneedling is completely safe. There is no risk of scarring or permanent color changes to your skin. If you wish to learn more, contact our office today and schedule a consultation for one of the best treatments of microneedling Bay Area has to offer.

Palo Alto Microneedling expert Terrie Absher

Our Office: The Total Glow Difference

When you come to Total Glow for treatment, you are entering an environment of total commitment to you. Terrie Absher, our founder and Sherpa, has implemented every measure to ensure each step of your journey is met with complete attention to detail. Terrie trains every provider in the practice for months before allowing them to treat clients. This ensures each provider has “the touch” with each client, not only providing excellent results, but also making each client as comfortable as possible.

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“I’ve been an actress in Hollywood for 20 years and have experienced many different facials over the years. I just recently moved to the area and have found my favorite place for skincare. The HydraFacial by Terrie at Total Glow is unlike any facial I’ve ever had. After one session my skin had a beautiful glow and appeared much healthier and younger. Thank you Total Glow for all your knowledge and attention.” – B. Daniel

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