Will Microneedling Improve Your Skin?
Are you spending a small fortune on home skincare treatments that promise improved texture and tone for the skin? Oftentimes, these over-the-counter skincare products do not produce the results that you are hoping for. The good news is that there is a solution to your skincare concerns that doesn’t involve a surgical procedure. A microneedling facial might be the solution you have been searching for. Before you set up your first consultation with Novo Med Spa, you need to know the ins and outs of this treatment. Learn more about microneedling and its many benefits in this short guide.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling (sometimes also referred to as collagen induction therapy) is a short, minimally invasive treatment that can unlock many benefits for your skin’s appearance. Most people are in and out of sessions in under an hour. This makes it easy for anyone to achieve the results of a microneedling facial without taking a full day off work.
During your session, we will start by cleansing the skin thoroughly. This will remove any debris or dirt that could interfere with the results of your treatment. After your skin has been properly prepared, our providers will use the SkinPen microneedling device. This device is the only FDA-cleared device of its kind on the market in the United States. It will deliver the treatment using fine-gauge needles. These create small micro-wounds on the skin in the areas that are being targeted.
The needles do not create deep wounds because they only extend into the stratum corneum — the outer layer of the skin. They do not cause any damage to the dermis or the other layers of the skin beneath this surface-level layer. Microneedling truly produces the tiniest wounds that can promote healthier skin.
How do they contribute to healthier skin? These small wounds will trigger your body to produce more collagen and elastin. As a result, a microneedling facial can be a highly effective and natural way to promote improved quality and rejuvenated skin.
Following this treatment, you can also benefit from other topical treatments that enhance the quality of your skin, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or the application of a vitamin-infused serum. Even if you opt not to use one of these complementary procedures, we will massage a moisturizer into the treatment area to minimize the risk of sun damage.
What are the tangible benefits that come along with a microneedling facial? Knowing what you can expect from this treatment is essential as you consider whether you are an ideal candidate for microneedling. There are several benefits that you can see in the health and appearance of your skin with this type of treatment.
The first result comes directly from the procedure itself. Because microneedling introduces these small micro-wounds to the skin, it boosts the body’s production of both collagen and elastin. The increase in both of these elements is essential to giving your skin the healthy and rejuvenated glow you have searched for.
If the increase in collagen and elastin isn’t enough for you, you might want to consider some of these other microneedling benefits:
- Reduction of scars
- Minimizing pores
- Eliminating stretch marks
This minimally invasive treatment can naturally unlock healthier skin. You may experience firmer and smoother skin with fewer blemishes or imperfections as you start to notice the effects of your treatment.
How Soon Will You See Results?
Many of our patients are eager to know when they will see the results of this treatment on their skin. There is a bit of a waiting period before you see the full effects of treatment. Patients often report seeing a difference in the appearance of their skin about two weeks following their first session. However, the full effects are typically not seen until much later. It can take one to two months to see the real results of your microneedling facial.
Most people will require more than one session to get the most benefit from microneedling. We usually recommend three sessions spaced out every four to six weeks for improved skin health. If you aim to reduce the appearance of scars or stretch marks, then you may require a longer treatment term with six recommended sessions. During your initial consultation, we will go over your goals and develop a treatment plan that is completely tailored to your individual needs.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for Microneedling?
If all of these microneedling benefits appeal to you, then it may be time to explore whether you are an ideal candidate for this treatment. Fortunately, almost anyone can benefit from treatment with the SkinPen handheld device in our office.
Most adults are great candidates for improving your skin in this way, particularly if you are struggling with:
- Reduced collagen
- Fine lines and minor wrinkles
- Loose skin
- Appearance of pores
- Scars or stretch marks
Microneedling is equally effective for both men and women. It can also be used on any skin color and type, making this a widely accessible treatment for anyone who wants to rejuvenate their skin with a minimally invasive procedure.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
When you are ready to experience the benefits of microneedling for your skin, then it is time to contact Novo Med Spa. We can guide you through the process of setting up your first consultation so that you can start experiencing some of the many benefits.
Our Frisco, TX, office is ready to help you achieve the results you want. We also serve the McKinney, Plano, Denton, and Lewisville areas. Give us a call today to discuss your treatment options when it comes to microneedling!