5 Things to Know About Microneedling
Whether it’s due to aging, acne, sun damage, or other issues, people want to improve the look and health of their skin. Microneedling is a non-surgical option that can address these issues. It has become popular as a non-invasive skin treatment at spas and clinics. Here’s what you should know:
1. What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. It’s a skin treatment that uses small, fine needles to create micro-wounds in the skin. As part of the body’s natural healing process, it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. Both of these are integral to having firm, supple, healthy skin.
As we age, the body begins to slow down the production of these proteins, which can cause skin laxity, wrinkles, and fine lines. Microneedling treatments can help keep the visible signs of aging at bay while simultaneously rebuilding skin from the inside out without lasers, harsh chemicals, or surgery.
2. Is It Painful?
The prospect of having your skin punctured by numerous needles may seem daunting. It’s not nearly as bad as some think it is. Any reputable provider will ensure comfort by using topical numbing creams and they’ll use needles the correct length for each treatment area.
Another way to ensure comfort is proper technique, using correct pressure and strokes to get the best results possible in each session.
3. Who Can Get Microneedling
People turn to microneedling for various reasons. It’s quite effective on scarring. Whether the scarring is from acne or even a surgical procedure, it may be improved with microneedling.
This treatment option differs from laser treatments in that it takes more time because it rebuilds the skin. Older people may need more treatments to get their ideal results.
4. What’s Recovery Like?
There will be redness immediately after a session. Later, the skin will have a slightly sunburnt appearance. From day three, there will be some exfoliation happening. This presents as the skin flaking.
During the healing process, it is safe to cover the redness with makeup if desired. Beauty and skin products can absorb more easily due to the micro-wounds created. Within a week, some people notice an improvement in the look and texture of their skin.
5. How Often Should People Get Microneedling?
The frequency of treatment is dependent upon individual goals and needs. For those who are treating dark spots or acne scarring, it would be every six weeks and then some ongoing maintenance as well.
For people who want the anti-aging benefits of this modality, three times a year should suffice with the caveat that they also must be doing home skincare with products in between their sessions to achieve and maintain ideal results.
Almost anyone can benefit from this treatment and see clearer, healthier skin. It can be tailored to specific conditions so that each person gets what they need.
Schedule a Consultation
If you want to get microneedling, contact Dr. Daniel Richardson and his team today for a consultation.