Does your skin need a pick-me-up? If you think so, you may want to consider microneedling as it is a terrific way to improve your skin texture and appearance with results that last.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that promotes the stimulation of collagen production in the skin. Microneedling works by wounding the skin with tiny, sterilized needles. When your skin is wounded, the body’s natural defense is to make more collagen and elastin. This new collagen and elastin leaves you looking refreshed and revitalized.
What Does Microneedling Do?
The new collagen and elastin that develops to the wound healing process improves a variety of skin conditions. Microneedling results in very little down time and is great for those who are looking to:
- Minimize fine lines & wrinkles
- Improve acne scarring
- Improve skin elasticity and firmness
- Improve sun damage
- Decrease pore size
- Improve tone & texture
Does Microneedling Hurt?
Microneedling should not be painful because the aesthetician uses a topical numbing cream to reduce any discomfort. The treatment is typically done in less than 30 minutes, and you can continue on with your day with the proper aftercare.
Can I Wear Makeup After A Microneedling Treatment?
It is best to avoid makeup for 48 hours after a microneedling treatment while your skin is beginning the healing process. It is recommended to use a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF sunscreen following your treatment. Speak to your aesthetician for their product recommendations.
How Often Do I Need To Get Microneedling Treatments?
A noticeable difference in the skin can be seen after your first treatment. For the best results, a minimum of 3 treatments is recommended once a month initially, though some conditions may require additional treatment. Quarterly maintenance sessions will keep your skin glowing and youthful.
Is Microneedling Safe For Everyone?
Microneedling is FDA cleared for individuals aged 22 and up. As with any cosmetic procedure, you should consult with a professional before you get a microneedling treatment.
At A New You Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, our licensed aesthetician is available to meet with you and will determine if you are an appropriate candidate for microneedling.
Do you live in or around Orland Park or Oak Lawn and are ready for a Microneedling consultation?