Microneedling at a med spa is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments. From stay-at-home parents to A-list celebrities, it seems that everyone is taking advantage of collagen-boosting therapy to gain a more youthful, healthy complexion. You need access to cutting-edge technology and unparalleled experience, which is why you should always choose microneedling at a medical spa with proven results in order to get the best results from this skin rejuvenation therapy. Today, we at Open Door Med Spa would like to take the opportunity to share what you can expect from microneedling treatments.
Basics of Microneedling
A minimally invasive treatment to promote skin rejuvenation is microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy. To create micro-injuries in the skin, microneedling uses an automated disposable pen with multiple tiny, sterile needle tips. In order to create healthy, new, collagen-rich tissue, these micro-injuries trigger the derma, a deeper layer of your skin. Professional can use microneedling at a med spa to deposit beneficial serum, like growth factor, hyaluronic acid, PRP, or vitamin C, deeper into the skin.
What Skin Conditions Can Microneedling Treat?
Microneedling may help the following skin related complaints:
– Stretch marks
– Skin tone
– Skin pigmentation issues
– Loose skin, such as after weight loss or liposuction
– Large pores
– Fine lines and Wrinkles
Professional microneedling is done on the face, arms, legs, back, hands and abdomen, generally. The procedure is safe enough that it can be used on almost all parts of your body when you receive your microneedling at a med spa by licensed estheticians.
What Happens at a Microneedling Appointment?
To ensure the most effective skin rejuvenation treatment that is also a painless and relaxing procedure, microneedling at a med spa is the best way. Your licensed expert will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area to numb the skin and ensure your comfort during the process, prior to beginning of the treatment. With a very minimal level of discomfort, many patients have described the treatment as feeling like light sandpaper moved across your skin. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the typical microneedling treatment usually last between 15-30 minutes.
Is there Downtime After Microneedling?
Having so little downtime after the procedure is one of the best parts about microneedling. You can expect your skin to be pinkish-red and feel like a slight sunburn within the first 24-48 hours after the treatment. Avoiding applying makeup, sweating, going in saunas or hot tubs during these first 48 hours to prevent infection is strongly recommended. You may experience some flaking of your skin, starting at 48-72 hours post-treatment and can last for up to 5 days. With the restoration of a healthy glow to your skin, the positive results of microneedling are visible immediately. After several days and weeks, the real results that keep you looking younger begin to show. Also, quite a few patients tell us that the results of microneedling keep on improving up to 6 months.
How Many Microneedling Treatments Does it Take to See Results?
You should expect a series of 3-6 microneedling sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results. Your med spa team may recommend a series of 6-8 sessions spaced out over 6 weeks, depending on what skin issue you are having treated, however.