Microneedling is a sought-after Hollywood skin rejuvenation treatment capable of reversing the signs of facial aging, treating acne scars and stretch marks and leaving you looking as refreshed and vibrant as you feel. Microneedling is a collagen induction therapy that treats a wide variety of skin problems. Get the facts on how this exciting treatment can restore your skin’s natural glow and vibrancy.
How does microneedling work?
As a collagen induction therapy, microneedling rejuvenates the skin by stimulating the body’s own healing capabilities. The treatment uses a specialized instrument with tiny needles that create micro-punctures in your skin. These controlled puncture wounds cause your body to produce new collagen and elastin. It’s this new tissue foundation that leaves you with brighter, smoother, more vibrant skin.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
After receiving microneedling treatments, you should notice the following benefits:
- Firmer skin
- Increased hydration
- Increased smoothness
- Reduced appearance of acne scars
- Less noticeable fine lines
- Reduced appearance of deep wrinkles
- Improved skin texture
- Reduced appearance of pores
What is a session like?
Before the treatment, we apply numbing cream to your face to minimize discomfort. After the cream takes effect, we might apply a serum, depending on the condition being treated.
Then we move the sterile micro-needling device over the precise treatment areas to create the controlled punctures. The entire session may last 30-60 minutes. For scars, we may apply therapeutic products after the punctures are created to enhance the results.
How many treatments will I need?
After one treatment, clients can expect to notice smoother, more radiant skin. For skin rejuvenation, it’s typical to have 3-6 treatments scheduled four weeks apart. For scar treatment, we recommend you have 3-8 treatments at six-week intervals.
The exact number of treatments depend on various factors, including your baseline skin condition and specific concerns, such as acne or scars. Ultimate results are visible roughly six months after the final treatment.
As part of your regular anti-aging routine, clients are encouraged to schedule at least one maintenance treatment per year to maintain desired results.
Is there downtime following microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that does not require downtime. However, you can expect some facial redness and inflammation to last up to 12-48 hours after the treatment. This typically looks similar to a severe sunburn.
In general, most clients are able to return to their normal daily activities immediately following a microneedling session. People who must return to work immediately after a session commonly use mineral makeup to conceal the redness until it fades.
Is microneedling treatment painful?
The microneedling treatment protocol here at Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics is designed to keep you comfortable, starting with the topical anesthetic we apply to prevent pain and discomfort.
Most people describe feeling a mild vibration. Microneedling is a safe, effective and well-tolerated treatment.
How fast will I see results?
Rejuvenated skin can generally be seen 6-8 days following procedure, with continued results over time. We usually recommend a course of at least three micro-needling sessions to get you the best results, but almost everyone notices a healthy glow to their skin the day after their treatment.
For all of your skin rejuvenation needs, visit the team at Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics. Call our Carmel, Indiana office and speak with our knowledgeable staff to schedule a consultation or book your appointment online today.