Are you a Mansfield area resident who is looking for a way to reverse sun damage or signs of aging without the need for any downtime? If so, you should consider a med spa microneedling treatment. Medically known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling treatments help boost your body’s natural production of collagen to fill in lines and wrinkles, as well as improving your skin in numerous other ways.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an advanced skin rejuvenation treatment that builds upon observations from centuries ago. Since ancient times, it has been known that certain types of skin injuries can actually help to improve the appearance of skin over time. What was missing was a reliable technique for safely creating these injuries. Over the last few decades, a technique has been developed to safely and reliably improve the condition of skin affected by problems like wrinkles and sun damage.
A needling treatment helps to stimulate healing by creating a series of microscopic channels in the surface of the skin. Cosmetic medicine has repeatedly proven that safe and controlled openings lead to the production of new collagen. Generally, the more invasive the procedure, the more significant the results. For example, if you undergo a facial treatment, your skin will glow for a few days. Getting a needling treatment allows you to retain that glow for up to six weeks.
What Conditions are Treated by Microneedling?
This treatment is able to tackle a wide range of skin problems, including lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, stretch marks, blemishes, and scars due to acne, surgery, or other forms of injury. The procedure has been found to help naturally tighten and smooth aging areas of the body and face. It helps to minimize and prevent wrinkles, stretch marks, aging skin, surgical scars, acne scars, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, sagging skin, and rosacea.
Patients with skin conditions like rosacea and melasma have experienced incredible results from needling treatments. If you are dealing with either of these skin conditions, you probably know that few techniques exist to effectively treat them.
What are the Advantages of the Treatment?
Needling offers numerous advantages over other types of skin treatments, including its ability to significantly enhance the appearance of your skin with no need for hospitalization or downtime. Very little damage is actually done to the skin during a needling treatment. The openings created by the treatment process are temporary and virtually invisible to the naked eye. When they can be seen, they appear as tiny pinpricks that heal rapidly.
Another advantage to undergoing a needling treatment is that it offers results that are very soft and natural. Unlike some types of cosmetic surgery or injections, we are not drastically altering the contours of your face. Instead, we are working with the healing abilities of your own body to turn back time to when your skin was healthier and more youthful.
Can I Have Multiple Treatments?
Yes, as long as you wait a few weeks between each treatment session to give your skin time to adequately heal and remodel. The results of microneedling are cumulative. Each successive treatment will build upon the results of prior treatment sessions. So unless your skin problems are extremely minor and superficial, you will likely benefit from multiple treatments.
Can I Combine a Microneedling Treatment with Another Type of Procedure?
Many patients like the way that a combination of microneedling and topical skin care products work together. The stratum corneum skin layer is the outermost part of your skin, acting as a natural barrier to many skin care products. A needling treatment creates thousands of microscopic tunnels that allow topicals to pass through this blocking layer, rendering them many times more effective.
A needling treatment helps to intensify product absorption significantly after your treatment. This is the reason why you will want to combine your treatment with a product like an anti-aging serum, hyaluronic acid, or serums containing growth factors. The needling process creates micro-channels that act as a conduit for any substance applied to the skin after the treatment.
What Will Happen at My Appointment?
We begin by thoroughly cleansing the treatment area using a topical cleanser. Next we apply a numbing agent to your skin. A special serum may be applied to help the device glide more smoothly over your skin. During the treatment, the tiny needles found on the device will penetrate into your skin without removing it. Since your skin is only injured to a very superficial degree, it will heal quickly.
During the next couple of days, refrain from hot showers, working out, sun exposure, and massages. Avoid applying makeup for 12 hours after your procedure. You should also avoid shaving for a day or two after your procedure while your skin is healing.
Get in Touch with Us for More Information
If you feel you would benefit from a microneedling treatment, please feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Open Door Med Spa. At our convenient location in Mansfield, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!