If you’re like most people, you’re always on the lookout for new and innovative treatment options to keep your skin looking young and fresh. Well, if you haven’t heard of microneedling, you may want to add this treatment to your rotation of skincare treatments.
Continue reading to learn more about microneedling!
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. These injuries trigger the body’s natural healing process, which leads to collagen production for a more youthful appearance. An FDA-approved pen-like tool with tiny needles is used for this procedure.
Even though the wounds are small and shallow, they can start the body’s natural healing process that produces more collagen and elastin, making the skin smooth, firm, and toned.
Here are the other benefits of microneedling:
- Remove fine lines and wrinkles
- Enhance skin tone
- Helps to lift and tighten sagging skin
- Reduce stretch marks and scars
- Combat acne
- Minimize pore size
Microneedling is frequently used on the face, but it can be beneficial for other areas of the body. When combined with filler injections, it has been shown to be particularly effective at reducing stretch marks on the belly and thighs.
The complete microneedling process takes between 60 and 90 minutes and consists of a consultation, the application of topical anesthetic, and the actual treatment itself. You will also receive advice on the proper aftercare to help speed up healing and soothe any irritation afterward.
Microneedling With Radiofrequency (RF)
Over time, improvements have been made to the microneedling process and the introduction of radiofrequency (RF) is one such example for maximizing its results.
RF boosts the production of regenerating proteins and enzymes ten times more and the heating of the dermis also further encourages skin tightening.
RF microneedling is gentler and safer than laser treatment. RF treatments generally have less risks of side effects like pigmentation or discoloration, compared to laser procedures, making it a choice treatment for patients with darker skin tones.
Additionally, it gives the provider more control over how energy is delivered to the more troublesome areas.
RF microneedling is a noninvasive procedure. Although the tiny needles inflict micro punctures onto the skin to trigger the body’s natural healing process and boost collagen production, these shouldn’t affect your daily activities. However, it’s normal to feel or experience discomfort, swelling, and a slight burning sensation in the affected areas, but these should subside on their own before long.
Your provider might suggest a special post-care regimen that includes sunscreen and calming skincare products to ease the irritation and speed up healing. However, because microneedling temporarily damages the skin’s natural protective layer and leaves the skin more vulnerable, the skincare products you use after the treatment must be free of any irritants or harsh active ingredients.
Improve your skin texture and look more radiant from the inside out by undergoing RF microneedling!
Here at Pretty Girl Aesthetics, our providers have given countless patients beautiful, natural-looking microneedling results in the safest way possible.
Call now and schedule an appointment with us!