Microneedling Improves The Look Of Your Skin Gradually Through Collagen Stimulation

Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment you can get at a med spa. It's usually performed by an esthetician or nurse, and it's done to stimulate elastin and collagen production in your skin. This can help skin conditions such as acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, and sun damage. Here's how microneedling treatments work. 

The Treatments Puncture Your Skin With Needles

Collagen and elastin production is stimulated by making tiny injuries to your skin with needles. The needles are in a pen device, so they are controlled. The depth of penetration can be adjusted for different parts of your body. The procedure may sound like it would be painful, but you won't have discomfort since the needles are so tiny and the esthetician will apply a numbing agent before the treatment begins.

The Needles Create Channels For Serums

Microneedling has another benefit besides stimulating collagen. The needles create channels in your skin that soak up serums placed on your skin after the treatment. The serums can help with anti-aging, skin tone, and pigmentation, depending on the type of serum used.

The Results Take Time To See

Results usually aren't instant from microneedling. You could see results starting in a few weeks, and the results continue to build over the following weeks and months. That's because it takes a while for your body to gradually produce more elastin and collagen. Plus, during this time, you might receive multiple treatments. The esthetician recommends the right treatment schedule for getting the results you want, so the number of treatments and their frequency depends on the condition of your skin and your goals. Once you're happy with the results, you may need to continue with maintenance treatments periodically.

Your Skin May Be Red For One Or Two Days

You can expect your skin to be red after microneedling. It may also be a little swollen and sensitive to the sun. You'll need to use sunscreen and stay out of the sun as much as possible. You may need to wait a few days before you swim or do exercises that make you sweat.

Microneedling Can Be Done On More Than Your Face

Microneedling as a facial treatment is common, but you can also have the treatment on your neck and chest. You can even have the treatment done on your scalp to promote hair growth.

Any part of your body that has wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, or lax skin might benefit from microneedling, so talk to your esthetician to see if the treatment would be useful on your abdomen, arms, or other problem areas.

Contact a local service to learn more about microneedling.