What Does Microneedling Do?
If you want a treatment that can tighten and rejuvenate your skin while improving a wide range of skin concerns, microneedling may offer an excellent option. Microneedling stimulates collagen production to improve the condition of your skin.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling uses tiny needles to penetrate the skin, creating areas of micro-damage. The needles enter only a few millimeters into the skin, but this reaches the layers of skin that produce collagen and elastin.
Collagen and elastin give the skin its strength, elasticity, and firmness. Both decrease with age, but you can restore levels of these proteins by activating the cells’ natural repair mechanisms. In response to the areas of damage caused by the needles, surrounding cells immediately release healing factors and begin a skin repair process.
What Does Microneedling Do?
If you have been looking for results like these, microneedling may work for you. This treatment can achieve results such as:
- Tightening and firming of loose skin
- Improved skin texture and tone
- Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduction of acne scarring or other scars
- Decreased hyperpigmentation(skin discoloration)
- Reduced signs of sun and age damage
- Shrink the appearance of pores
Microneedling accomplishes these results by triggering the skin to heal and repair itself. Along with producing collagen and elastin, this healing process also brings newer, rejuvenated skin cells to the surface, removing surface issues like pigmentation. Collagen produces long-term results, such as improved firmness and tightness.
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What Results Will I See With Microneedling?
You may see some results immediately after your treatment, but most people need several sessions to see their best results. Collagen development can take a few weeks, so your results will continue to develop. Once collagen and elastin have rebuilt the skin’s support system, results can last for months.
People who want to have a series of microneedling sessions can consult with an Essential Med Clinic & Aesthetics professional. They will help you determine how many sessions you may need to achieve the desired results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
If you have skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, or concerns about skin texture and tone, you may be a good candidate for microneedling. This treatment works safely for almost everyone and all skin types. People may not make good candidates if they have been taking certain medications, if they are pregnant, or if they have had a recent outbreak of a skin condition.
Is There Any Downtime with Microneedling?
You may have soreness, redness, and sensitivity for a day or two after the procedure. You should avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen after treatment to protect your skin. Diligent use of sunscreen will help your results last longer. You will be allowed to return to your normal activities immediately after the treatment.
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If you have further questions about Microneedling, please call us at (210) 568-7555 or complete our online contact form, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you. Essential Med Aesthetics is located in San Antonio.