Benefits of Microneedling
Invasive procedures aren’t the only way to treat cosmetic issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation. Micro-needling is a revolutionary treatment that will help you rejuvenate your skin by harnessing your body’s natural healing process. Within just a few weeks, this popular procedure can improve your skin’s complexion and tone without incisions, implants, or dermal fillers.
The Science Behind Micro-Needling
When a soft tissue injury takes place, your body attempts to flood the area with vital proteins in order to stimulate the healing process. During a micro-needling appointment, our team uses a small device to create microscopic tears just below the surface of the skin. As a response, the patient’s body will send elastin, collagen, and other natural proteins to the tears to begin rejuvenating and repairing the skin. Some of the cosmetic issues that can be treated with micro-needling include hyperpigmentation, broken capillaries, acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles.
What Does Micro-Needling Feel Like?
What you feel during a micro-needling session depends on a number of different factors including the site that is being treated. This particular procedure is generally carried out on the face, but it can also be applied to the arms, hands, legs, and décolleté region. Once the treatment site has been cleaned, a numbing cream is then applied directly to the patient’s skin. Because of the cream, most patients feel little discomfort during their treatment. Some liken the experience to minor irritation such as touching sandpaper. While you should notice results after your first session, many of our clients schedule five to six appointments to see the best results.
The Ideal Micro-Needling Candidate
Anyone who is considering micro-needling should be relatively healthy and have realistic expectations about what this procedure can and cannot do. Instead of completely changing your appearance, these sessions soften and erase cosmetic issues that have developed near the surface of your skin. Patients should also understand that they might experience swelling and redness following each appointment, but they can use minimal makeup the next day to hide the irritation.