Perhaps you’ve heard of the skincare procedure known as microneedling. You may even think it sounds a little scary. However, this innovative treatment is gaining popularity due to its numerous benefits. Microneedling works by stimulating your own natural collagen production in order to improve the condition of your skin and produce long-lasting results. Read on to learn more about the procedure and how it can work to provide the skin smoothing results you desire.
A handheld device with tiny needles is used to create micro-channels in your skin. These micro-wounds trigger a healing response that sends fibroblasts to the affected area, boosting the collagen production and thickening the skin. Though these wounds are quite tiny, the procedure tricks your body into stimulating the healing process. The results are smoother looking, thicker and healthier skin.
There are lots of reasons why microneedling is an appropriate treatment for many. If you’re looking to achieve skin with improved texture, it just may be perfect for you. Microneedling is especially effective for smoothing out slight flaws such as acne scars or the look of pores. The process used in microneedling is mechanical and uses no heat; therefore, it’s a suitable option for people of all skin types.
Microneedling is an appropriate for other areas of the body, beyond the face. It’s particularly good for places in which you’d like a more even texture and tone. The treatment works well to smooth stretch marks. Common areas of treatment include the buttocks, legs and chest. It usually takes between four to six sessions to achieve desired results. You can usually plan on undergoing a session per month over the course of four to six months in total. After that, maintenance treatments can be performed annually. For those with milder skin issues, sessions may occur only every three months or so, rather than monthly.
Avoid using makeup immediately following your session for at least during the day. In addition, it’s wise to apply sunscreen in the days following your treatment to protect your skin from the sun. Otherwise, you can return to your ordinary routine immediately following your treatment.
If you’d like to achieve smoother skin with more even texture anywhere on your body, microneedling could be the treatment you’ve been waiting for. Please call us today to schedule a consultation or to have your questions answered. We look forward to assisting you at About Face Anti-Aging Institute.