What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an amazing procedure to improve the look and feel of your skin. This cosmetic treatment inserts fine needles into your skin and makes little pinpricks to activate your body’s own healing powers.
The wounds from the needles increase blood flow to the area you’re having treated. This helps create new tissue while cleaning up your skin’s deeper layers. As your body works to repair these micro-wounds, collagen and elastin growth increases, leaving you with plumper, smoother skin.
If you want to glow up your skin but needles freak you out, don’t be scared of microneedling. It has been around since the 1990s and has become quite popular due to its minimal invasiveness. Let’s see exactly how it works and why it might be the skincare answer you’re looking for.
How Does Microneedling Work?
So what should you expect from a microneedling procedure? Let’s break it down.
Unlike other skincare procedures, you don’t have to prepare weeks in advance for microneedling. Twenty-four hours before your appointment, avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen with a high SPF. Halt the use of any skincare products, particularly retinol and acid-based serums.
Before your appointment, make sure to clean your skin thoroughly. Don’t apply any lotions, ointments or serums. Before the procedure starts, your physician will apply a topical numbing cream to minimize discomfort.
During your appointment, a small device with tiny, sterilized needles will penetrate your skin. Inflammation will occur, which begins the process of increasing collagen production. The procedure lasts about 30 minutes. While it may not sound pleasant, the procedure is painless and safe.
The Added Bonus of Balance Hormone Center’s Radiofrequency
Unlike other microneedling procedures, our process produces improved outcomes by using a PiXel8-RF system. This system uses radiofrequency to heat and stimulate collagen production by penetrating layers of the skin. This means you could see faster results.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Microneedling has many advantages over other cosmetic procedures. The general benefit of microneedling is increased collagen production, which gives you brighter, firmer skin.
Helps With a Variety of Skin Issues
Microneedling can treat the following conditions:
- Dull-looking skin tone
- Acne and acne scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loose skin and elasticity reduction
- Uneven skin texture
- Dark spots
- Sun damage
- Large pores
- Cellulite and stretch marks
Minimally Invasive for all Skin Types
Unlike laser therapy, microneedling can be used on all skin types and pigmentations. It’s non-surgical and any discomfort is topical and temporary.
Rapid Results and Minimal Recovery
Your body starts the healing process immediately after the pricks are made, so you’re likely to see results within weeks. Over the course of a few months, you’ll notice plumper skin due to the increase in collagen.
The best results come from a series of treatments over time. The amount of microneedling appointments you need will depend on what type of skin condition you’re treating.
Another great benefit? Low-to-no side effects and a short recovery time. You might experience some redness on your skin after the procedure, which is part of the healing process. For sensitive skin types, there could be a few days of itchiness, which can be combated with approved hydration creams.
Rejuvenate Your Skin With Balance Hormone Center—Schedule an Appointment Today!
Our goal is simple: to make you feel great about your appearance and revitalize your well-being. At Balance Hormone Center, we give our patients customized treatment plans to treat a variety of skin issues and conditions. If you want to look and feel your best, give us a call at 480-718-9960 or schedule an appointment today.