First off, let’s talk about how microneedling can improve your skin because that’s what I think most of us are interested in finding out!
The benefits of microneedling treatments are:
- Improves Hyperpigmentation
- Improves Textured Skin
- Smoothes acne scars
- Stimulates collagen and elastin
- Restores loss of elasticity
- Increases firmness
- Restores lost volume
- Improves stretch marks on the body
- Improve Sun damaged skin
What is Microneedling?
Now that you know how it can improve the skin, let’s get into what it involves. Microneedling the skin consists of taking a small device that has teeny tiny needles that make microscopic punctures in the skin. The needle penetration is adjusted depending on the area.
The body triggers a response that produces collagen to heal that damage, and your skin benefits from that new collagen production. We gradually lose collagen as we age which causes sagging and wrinkling in the skin.
Microneedling is also effective for stretch marks from pregnancy or weight fluctuations.
What does the procedure micro needling consist of:
Microneedling will be somewhat different from office to office. Still, generally, you will go in and fill out a health questionnaire where they will ask you various questions regarding medications, health conditions, and overall general health. Some people may not be the best candidates for this type of procedure, and it’s always best to ask your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about this type of skin treatment.
Before having your treatment done, it’s important to discontinue any retinol creams, salicylic, or glycolic in your skin care regimen for at least a few days before having micro needling done.
They will most likely wash your face or area you are having micro needled and then use a topical anesthetic to the site before applying a numbing cream. The device is moved across the region to create microscopic wounds.
Many people will have PRP (platelet-rich plasma) done with their micro-needling as PRP is essentially the gold standard. A small amount of blood is drawn and spun down in a centrifuge and used during the microneedling procedure. Other popular microneedling options are micro-needling using hyaluronic acid or a cocktail with vitamin C.
Some people think using PRP shortens the downtime in the healing process. The treatment will rejuvenate the skin, and any of these will help to aid in the improvement of the skin’s surface.
The body builds new collagen, and you start to see your results in a short time, but the effects are more pronounced as time goes on. The results from the treatment will be better if you have a series of at least three treatments done and preferably six. The spacing of the treatments is usually no less than four weeks between treatments.
Microneedling costs vary anywhere from $250 to $1500 per session.
The downtime after this treatment is relatively short, and most people show few signs of redness after about twenty-four to forty-eight hours.
Microneedling is a big bang for your buck skin treatment that works on long-term solutions to aging in the skin. Treatments like this are great for your skin, but good skincare protects your investment after having these treatments done.
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