What is Microneedling?
Microneedling treatment involves using hundreds of needles that create tiny, invisible puncture wounds on the top layer of skin. It is a technique that is virtually painless and stimulates the body’s natural wound healing and cell renewal process. Its impact on the skin is increased collagen and elastin production which helps in reversing as well as preventing signs of aging.
What to expect during your treatment?
Your doctor will first evaluate the affected area. Your face will be wiped and cleaned before the treatment to prevent risks of infection. Your doctor may place a numbing cream to prevent any instances of pain. A derma roller with hundreds of tiny needles will prick the top layer of the skin to encourage skin renewal and get rid of skin impurities.
Microneedling may take about 30 minutes to treat the whole face. After the treatment, your doctor may place a calming serum to manage the pain and inflammation from the tiny punctures in the skin. You will see the results as soon as your skin heals and produces more collagen a few days after the treatment.
Benefits of microneedling to the skin
Microneedling is a non-invasive skincare treatment that is affordable and uses your skin’s natural healing process to achieve a youthful glow. As a medical spa that provides microneedling in Rock Hill and Charlotte, Metrolina Medical Spa would like to share the benefits of this simple but effective non-invasive treatment:
Reduces fine lines and deep wrinkles
By stimulating the generation of collagen and elastin, microneedling is a procedure that keeps the formation of wrinkles and fine lines at bay. After a few sessions, it can make the skin look plumper and reduce the appearance of signs of aging. For patients who are looking for ways to reduce signs of aging, microneedling is a good option before you try Juvéderm® fillers, botox, and laser treatments.
Patients who have acne-prone skin have a higher chance of having tiny scars on their skin. Microneedling can help trigger the production of collagen under the skin, which will help fill in the scars and make them less visible. After several sessions of proper microneedling treatment, patients see a significant improvement in the texture of their skin.
Reduces sun damage
Microneedling stimulates collagen growth and works to reverse sun damage and discoloration, including hyperpigmentation that comes with melasma. The natural healing and regeneration of healthy skin cells help get rid of the damaged skin and replace it with smoother and younger-looking skin.
Helps aging skin
Microneedling can tighten loose skin. Due to the production of collagen, the loose and sagging skin is filled and aged, and damaged skin is replaced with new skin cells.
Though large pores can never be treated or removed, derma rollers can help them appear much smaller. The process stimulates collagen in and around the pores causing them to appear smaller and be visually finer.
Can be done anywhere on the body
Microneedling can be done anywhere on the body including large areas of the body. It can be used to treat stretch marks and/or acne scars in the legs, chest, back, or butt. Within four to six sessions, you may start seeing a visible difference in your skin.