If you’re looking for an all-in-one facial treatment that can help to alleviate common complaints such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and melasma, microneedling may be the solution you’re seeking.
This revolutionary treatment is minimally invasive and can significantly improve the overall appearance of your face, resulting in a youthful-looking, more even complexion.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-surgical treatment designed to help individuals improve their overall skin tone, reduce skin laxity, and eliminate imperfections such as acne scars and fine lines. It uses a small tool with dozens of tiny needles to penetrate the skin, resulting in tiny wounds that induce collagen production.
The stimulation of the skin induces cells to produce collagen in order to heal the microscopic wounds. As collagen is produced, it generates healthy new skin cells that kick-start the regeneration process. The result is a fresh new layer of skin with fewer imperfections and a smooth appearance.
What Microneedling Benefits Can I Expect?
Microneedling is a highly effective treatment that provides patients with a number of benefits. Some microneedling benefits include the following:
Reducing the Appearance of Lines and Wrinkles
Through the use of the microneedling tool, the skin receives thousands of tiny puncture wounds that are invisible to the naked eye. However, these wounds help stimulate collagen production, which results in fresh new skin cells that overlay old ones. This results in an overall reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
As the skin repairs in the weeks following the treatment, it will adopt a firmer, tighter, and younger-looking appearance.
Helps to Shrink Pores
Pores are the tiny openings on the surface of the skin that allow for the secretion of sweat and oil that the body naturally produces. While pore size can vary and is largely due to genetics, pores may grow larger during the normal aging process.
As skin ages, it begins to lose elasticity. The body produces less collagen, which may result in the appearance of larger pores. Microneedling can help negate this process and reduce the overall size of the pores.
Improve Sun Damage and Hyperpigmentation
Those with sun damage or hyperpigmentation often seek solutions or treatments designed to reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone. While traditional options such as intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy and chemical peels can help to eliminate the appearance of sun damage, they often come with some downtime.
Microneedling can help to reduce hyperpigmentation with no downtime, resulting in a more even skin tone.
Reduce the Appearance of Scars
Other great microneedling benefits include reducing the appearance of acne scars. Acne scars often occur as a result of breakouts during the teen years and early adulthood. They can lead to dimpling in the skin, resulting in uneven skin texture.
However, microneedling can help reduce their appearance by inducing collagen production, which generates new skin cells.
Enhance the Ability of the Skin to Absorb Products
If you have a regular skincare routine that you follow, microneedling can help you to improve the ability of your skin to absorb products. This increases the effectiveness of your products and can also boost the results of your microneedling treatment.
Following your microneedling treatment, we will also apply certain serums that can help improve hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
How Does a Microneedling Procedure Work?
Prior to undergoing a microneedling procedure, you’ll meet with one of our trained team members for a full consultation. During the consultation, we’ll ask for your medical history as well as a list of any medications that you are currently taking.
We’ll also discuss the goals that you want to achieve through the use of a microneedling treatment. In some cases, we may recommend add-on solutions for enhanced results.
Many times, we are able to begin the microneedling procedure directly following your consultation. We’ll begin by applying a topical anesthetic cream to the treatment area. After this, we’ll thoroughly cleanse your face and any other areas that are being treated, such as your neck.
Next, we’ll use the microneedling device, known as a Dermapen, to roll over areas of the face. Typically, we’ll perform between two and six passes before finishing the treatment. Afterward, we’ll apply a serum to calm the skin and help with the healing process. You’ll be able to return to your normal daily activities immediately.
The results of microneedling are often obtained through the use of multiple treatments. For example, we may recommend three to five sessions of microneedling spaced approximately one month apart to achieve the best anti-aging benefits. We can also combine microneedling with other treatments with a plan optimized to fit your needs.
How Long Do Microneedling Results Last?
You’ll begin to see the first results of your treatment approximately one week after your first session. Most patients initially notice an improvement in skin texture or pore size. More significant results are apparent with multiple treatments and may include a reduction of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars.
You can maintain your results by scheduling repeated treatments. The length of time that the benefits of microneedling remain apparent will vary according to your age, the condition of your skin, and the effort that you put into your at-home skincare regime.
Are You Ready to Try Microneedling?
If you’re ready to give microneedling a try, contact A Younger You Medical Spa. We have offices in Brookfield and Burlington, Wisconsin, and serve the wider area, including Milwaukee, Waukesha, and New Berlin. To get started, schedule an appointment with our trained team today!