Although it's not a new treatment, microneedling has soared in popularity in recent years thanks to celebrities like Kim Kardashian posting images on social media of their procedures and results.
So, What Exactly Is Microneedling?
Microneedling makes tiny punctures to the skin with fine, very short needles ranging from 0.5 to 2.5 millimeters in diameter. It's not a single needle but a round plate full of needles that go rapidly in and out at the surface level. The punctures are only skin deep and feel like pin pricks. Each of the micro injuries to the face induces the skin to create more collagen.
Short term, the treatment plumps the skin, leaving it almost glowing from the inflammation and slight swelling. It also helps the skin to accept other processes, products and even laser treatments better. Combining the procedure with other skin-improving treatments can make for some amazing results.
A study done in 2008 found that four microneedling sessions spaced one month apart increased collagen and elastin up to 400 percent in only six months.
What Types of Issues Can Be Corrected with Microneedling?
Along with simply helping to freshen up the face and promote healthier skin, microneedling can help with a host of skin concerns such as:
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Loose skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
What Should You Know Before Microneedling?
There are a few things you should know before going in for a microneedling treatment, especially if it's your first time. To start with, your skin may be red at first, but it will return to normal quickly. Make sure to keep your skin hydrated after the treatment. Don't use harsh skin products such as toners or exfoliators afterward, and skip the gym and sauna for at least a day or two after your treatment.
To learn more about microneedling or to schedule and appointment, call us today at 817-778-4444.