Microneedling is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that works by causing “micro traumas” to the skin, which encourages the body to create new collagen-rich tissue. There are many benefits of microneedling, some obvious, and some you may not know.
We all lose collagen naturally with age, sun exposure, or even injury. Collagen is a protein in our skin that creates firmness of the skin, a smooth texture, and overall a youthful face. Microneedling can help re-stimulate the production of collagen in the skin to prevent aging and to even reverse some of the signs of aging or scarring. The result is the development of new skin tissue that is firmer, smoother, and younger-looking.
Micro-needling is an ideal treatment for people who would like a non-surgical method to treat:
-Loose skin on neck and chest
-Dark under-eye circles
-Dull skin tone or texture
Plus, collagen continues to develop for six months after your last treatment!
One of the most significant benefits of microneedling facials is minimal downtime. So many more people are choosing non-invasive procedures like micro-needling as opposed to going under the knife, where downtimes can significantly interrupt their busy lives.
With microneedling, patients can expect to feel tender and red, like a sunburn, for a few days. Some people may experience some slight swelling, and the skin will be rough and slough off over the next week or so. The skin may feel slightly itchy and uncomfortable for the next few days. For up to two weeks, your skin may feel a bit rough as your skin cells turn over, but it is only making way for the beautiful, renewed complexion that has been hiding underneath!
Most people can return to work and their other life activities the next day!
The Benefits of Mircroneedling Summarized
Microneedling is a non-surgical procedure where tiny penetrate the skin, stimulating collagen production for up to 6 months
Microneedling can help with fine lines, deeper wrinkles, sun damage, acne, scars, large pores, hyper-pigmentation, dark circles, and even hair loss
The treatment takes about 1 hour, and the downtime is minimal to non-existent (1-3 days of redness)
It is an all-natural treatment and safe for all skin types (as opposed to lasers which are not recommended for deeper skin tone), with almost no risk of an allergic reaction
What to Expect From a Mirconeedling Treatment
A micro-needling treatment will begin with a numbing cream applied topically to help with the discomfort. A microneedling device, consisting of multiple tiny vibrating needles, are then distributed around the face for about 30 minutes. The needles create micro-trauma stimulating collagen production. i It is a technique that requires little to no down-time, and collagen production will continue for up to 6 months after the treatment, so you will keep seeing the benefits over time.
Multiple treatments may be needed for the best results, but should not be performed more than once a month. Most patients experience the best effects after three treatments, although one treatment may be adequate for some.