Microneedling is a minimally invasive facial treatment that encourages the natural rejuvenation and anti-aging processes of your skin while injecting serum to encourage collagen and elastin growth.
The advanced surgical device used ensures precise punctures with the necessary depth and speed needed to target collagen growth in specific areas of the face.
Amazing Benefits of Microneedling
Reduces Wrinkles: No one wants to look older than they are. But premature aging that presents as fine lines and wrinkles does just that. The tiny injuries from a microneedling session boost collagen and elastin production to fight lines and wrinkles. Collagen and elastin are compounds in your skin that add structure and strength, lending a youthful quality. The wound-healing mechanisms also stimulate your body to produce new skin cells, making fine lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles less apparent.
Scar Treatment: Because microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin production, it’s also super effective in addressing acne and other scars on your skin. The only type of scar not possible to treat is keloid, or raised, scars.
Sun Damage Treatment: Microneedling is effective in reducing the appearance of sun damage, particularly hyperpigmentation and age spots. If you have a blotchy, brownish complexion, which is probably a result of too many days of sunning, microneedling and its ability to stimulate new collagen and skin cells can reinvigorate your look and even out your tone.
Anti-Aging: Aging doesn’t just show up as wrinkles and discoloration. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity, so it appears lax. Aging skin may also look dull and lack a lustrous glow. Microneedling can change this. The buildup of collagen that occurs in response to the tiny wounds can improve skin structure to fight sagging. Plus, just 24 hours following a session, you experience a radiant, fresh glow.
Shrinks Pores: Despite the fact that microneedling involves punching holes in your skin, it doesn’t increase the size of your pores. In fact, it helps your pores appear much smaller. When the collagen around your pores is stimulated, the area around each pore plumps, making the pore itself almost disappear.
Enhances Topical Products: Post-microneedling is the prime time to apply anti-aging treatments, moisturizers, and other topical treatments that boost skin health and appearance. The micro-holes receive creams, serums, and gels more readily and deliver them deeper into your dermis than when applied regularly.
Fights Stretch Marks: Microneedling works just about anywhere on your body. It can be effective in reducing the appearance of stretch marks that show up after periods of rapid growth, such as during pregnancy.
Rosacea Reduction: The ruddiness and skin thickening of rosacea can be addressed with microneedling. If you suffer from this skin condition, you experience a hastened breakdown of collagen. Microneedling stimulates the growth of collagen to offset and replace this breakdown, so your skin looks less inflamed and irritated.
Acne Improvements: Because of the improved delivery of topical applications, you can use microneedling to help improve the effectiveness of topical acne treatments. Regular microneedling applications at Signature Skin Care can help your skin clear up.
Fewer Side Effects: Microneedling’s effects are comparable to laser and chemical peel treatments but without the long downtime. You can enjoy a glowing complexion 24-72 hours after microneedling, but with laser resurfacing, your recovery may take three to 10 days. Your complexion needs 14-21 days to bounce back after a medium or intensive peel.
Microneedling is best used on those with healthy skin and no current acne. The tiny, sterile needles puncture the skin repeatedly, triggering a healing response. Patients may return to activities the next day. Redness is the most common side effect. Dryness, stinging, and tingling are also reported.
Results peak around 4-6 months, with the newly built collagen lasting for years. Most patients come back every few months for microneedling sessions.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is microneedling?
Microneedling involves a small handheld device that gently presses ultra-thin needles into your face and neck. During a microneedling session, aestheticians control the amount and depth of the punctures, which triggers your skin to repair itself.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
Your skin senses the needle punctures as damage and shifts abruptly into repair mode. As it tries to correct the damage, your body amps up elastin and collagen production, which are two of skin’s best assets. Collagen and elastin work together as key components of the many benefits of microneedling, which include:
- Reduces scars, wrinkles, and fine lines
- Smooths out skin texture
- Rejuvenates skin
- Helps skin stretch and resume its shape
- Strengthens skin
- Lightens hyperpigmentation
- Reduces pore size
- Stimulates tissue regeneration
- Reduces the crepey appearance of aging skin
How is microneedling performed?
When you arrive for your microneedling treatment, a member of the team cleans and prepares your skin for the procedure. You’ll recline in a relaxing position while an aesthetician applies a topical anesthetic cream to numb your face and neck. As the device vibrates gently over your skin, you’ll feel tiny pricks and pressure, but the discomfort is only temporary. You may be red and have areas of swelling for a few hours or up to a day or two after your session, but it’s mild and resolves on its own.
How many microneedling sessions are needed?
In general, most people need between three to six sessions to achieve optimal results. To give your time to heal and boost collagen and elastin production, each treatment is spaced about a month apart. If you have age spots, acne pocks, pits, or deep wrinkles, your aesthetician may recommend up to 10 treatments to restore your skin’s vibrancy.
HIT RESET ON YOUR SKIN
When it comes to beautiful skin, the smallest things can make the biggest difference. In as few as three treatments, SkinPen Precision can improve your complexion, improve the appearance of wrinkles on the neck, and improve the appearance of acne scars.1
This will reveal smooth, healthy skin that glows from within.
SkinPen Precision gives your skin the reset that it needs. Not only is SkinPen the first FDA-cleared microneedling device, it’s also made in the USA – which means it’s rigorously tested for safety. This in-office treatment also has little to no downtime involved. In as few as three treatments, SkinPen Precision can make a visible difference.1 It’s time to get the beautiful, glowing skin you’ve always wanted.