June 23, 2020
Everyone has imperfections in their skin-scarring, discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, or even just an odd texture. While you can try to use make-up to temporarily cover these problems, you’ll need a better treatment to see long-term changes in your skin’s appearance.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment that may help you see more beautiful, smoother skin. This non-invasive treatment should be performed by an experienced, licensed aesthetician in a medical setting. Microneedling is extremely popular due to minimal downtime with amazing results.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is used to target and treat
- Scars (from acne or injury)
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Age spots, also known as sun spots
- Large pores
- Sun damage
- Stretch marks
- Uneven texture
- Loss of skin elasticity
The Microneedling procedure
Prior to the microneedling procedure, a topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment areas for 45-60 minutes. The anesthetic is removed, followed by gentle cleansing of the skin.
The microneedling device is adjusted to the necessary depth for your skin concerns. Platelet-rich plasma or a topical hyaluronic acid serum is then applied to the treatment areas. Using mild pressure, the tool is applied to the skin in linear, perpendicular movements. These movements are repeated until the entire surface area has been treated.
Immediately following the procedure, the skin appears more plump and radiant due to the skin’s natural healing process. For a few days after microneedling, you may notice slight irritation and redness of the treated areas
New tissue is quickly rejuvenated and results from microneedling is noticed in as little as two weeks.
For optimal results, a series of three microneedling treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is recommended. If you have severe scarring, you may benefit from additional sessions. While you can start seeing results within just a few days, you are likely to see your best results after about three weeks. Your body needs that time to heal and produce more collagen. You can even boost your results and healing by combining microneedling with platelet-rich plasma therapy or radiofrequency technology.
After your final results, you should see smoother skin with a more even texture and color. You should see fewer scars and wrinkles. You should feel more beautiful and youthful-looking.
At Fountain of You, MD in Virginia Beach, our licensed master esthetician has years of experience helping you achieve more beautiful skin with many different techniques, including microneedling. She can help you enjoy more beautiful, smoother skin in just a few appointments. Contact us at 757-644-4615 to schedule your appointment today.