The key to a flawless complexion is finding a treatment that can restore and resurface your skin at the same time. One of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the world is microneedling, a minimally invasive treatment that leverages your body’s natural regenerative properties to address a wide variety of skin concerns. Learn more about the benefits of this treatment before you schedule your first appointment at CAS MediSpa in Bloomington, IN.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Microneedling is a highly beneficial treatment for many people specifically because it can address multiple aesthetic concerns at one time. This treatment is generally considered safe and can produce fast, long-term results for individuals who have healthy skin. The main benefits of this treatment include:
Reduce Acne Scarring and Enlarged Pores
For people who have acne scarring and enlarged pores, this aesthetic treatment can be an ideal solution. Acne scarring is generally caused by uneven collagen distribution when the skin is healing from acne inflammation. Likewise, enlarged pores may develop in people who have acne-prone skin and who are dealing with whiteheads or blackheads for an extended period of time.
The reason this treatment can reduce acne scarring and enlarged pores is that it can build collagen from the deepest dermal layers. As collagen builds in the skin, it can minimize the appearance of textural irregularities caused by scarring. Additionally, post-acne marks can also improve with this treatment.
Improve Fine Lines and Wrinkles
For individuals who have fine lines in wrinkles, microneedling can be an exceptional option. The treatment is also known as collagen induction therapy since it can stimulate a significant amount of natural collagen growth in as little as one treatment. When your skin responds to this facial by increasing collagen and elastin production, this typically means that the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face will gradually fade.
Tighten Loose or Lax Skin
Skin laxity is one of the biggest challenges for mature people who are experiencing the visible signs of aging. Loose skin on the neck and lax skin on the face may contribute to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Although dermal fillers can be used on the face to address hollowness and severe skin laxity, a more natural path to restoring your youthful visage is to stimulate natural collagen production.
Correct Hyperpigmentation and Sun Damage
One of the unique things about this particular facial is the fact that it can resurface the skin while stimulating collagen production. This is because the treatment process will involve creating micro-injuries on the skin, which will then prompt cellular turnover. When new skin cells are turned over, this has the effect of correcting hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
Lighten Stretch Marks
Finally, this treatment can also be used to lighten the appearance of stretch marks. Stretch marks develop when the skin stretches too quickly without enough collagen and elastin support. When you use this treatment on stretch marks, the new collagen production will fill in the scar, while cellular turnover will lighten the pink or silver marks on the skin.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Most people will need a series of at least three to six treatments to see significant results. The number of treatments you need will depend on the specific skin concerns you’re treating and the severity of your skin condition. People who want to primarily address pigmentation concerns will typically need fewer treatments than people who are trying to address textural concerns. This is because correcting scarring and wrinkles will involve producing collagen, which is a process that takes longer than cellular turnover.
How Soon Do You See Results?
Most people will be able to see initial results after as little as one treatment, although it may take up to you six months for optimal results to develop. Typically, you will see your first visible results about two to four weeks after your initial treatment since this is about as long as it takes for new collagen to mature in the skin and for new skin cells to turn over. Your results will gradually improve as you can continue to have consecutive treatments.
How Long Do Results Last?
For the treatment of some skin concerns, such as sun damage and hyperpigmentation, the results of this treatment can be permanent. For textual concerns such as scarring and wrinkles, on the other hand, the results may only last for as long as collagen structures remain healthy in the sub-dermal layers of the skin. This is why many people schedule annual touch-up appointments once or twice a year to maintain their desired results.
How Can You Maintain Results?
Aside from touch-up appointments to stimulate continued collagen production and turn over new skin cells, there are several things you can do to maintain your results. Some of these methods to maintain your results may also help enhance your results or affect other skin health concerns. The best methods include:
Your at-home skincare routine must be consistent to have the greatest impact on your skin. It’s also important to use skin care products that are appropriate for your skin type and skin concern. Since microneedling focuses on resurfacing the skin and improving collagen production, you can help maintain your desired results by using topical ingredients such as prescription-strength retinol.
It’s important to understand that topical skincare products alone are usually not powerful enough to address moderate to severe skin concerns. Although retinol can turn over new skin cells to minimize the appearance of scarring and fine lines, topical retinoids and other skin care ingredients cannot stimulate significant collagen growth. Even topical collagen and hyaluronic acid only sit on the upper layers of the skin to physically plump the skin but do not have a direct impact on collagen production in the deeper dermal layers.
Your skin often reflects your diet, so if you have skin concerns such as inflammation, redness, dryness, or acne breakouts, you may want to reexamine your diet. A diet that is high in saturated fats and processed sugar typically contributes to inflammation of the skin. If you have very sensitive skin or acne-prone skin, it’s best to shift to a healthy diet full of healthy fats and fiber to improve your complexion.
Protecting your skin from the sun can also help you maintain the results of your microneedling treatment. The root cause of superficial concerns such as fine lines and sun damage are linked to unprotected UV ray exposure. The UV rays and sunlight can speed up the aging process of the skin, so by protecting your skin from the sun, you can slow down the natural aging process. Furthermore, UV rays can also prematurely break down collagen in the skin, so sunscreen is another way you can preserve collagen formation.
Can You Pair This Facial With Other Treatments?
This facial is compatible with many other aesthetic treatments, which may be ideal if you have severe or complex skin concerns. While this treatment can gently resurface and restore the skin, you may need injectable treatments such as neurotoxins to address other visible signs of aging.
Two of the best treatments to pair with this facial are chemical peels and dermaplaning. Chemical peels can be alternated with this treatment every other month to maintain your desired results or to address specific skin concerns. Dermaplaning, on the other hand, can be combined in the same treatment appointment to deeply exfoliate the skin and promote a radiant complexion.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Because this treatment can be customized to suit the precise needs of your skin type and skin tone, most people are ideal candidates for this treatment. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or you have certain skin conditions, you will need to verify that you are an eligible candidate for this treatment when you attend your consultation.
The best candidates have healthy skin, which means active acne, rosacea, and eczema breakouts are under control. If your skin is inflamed or damaged on the day of your treatment, you will need to reschedule your appointment.
Improve Your Complexion With Microneedling
If you want to improve multiple aspects of your complexion all at one time, then collagen induction therapy can be an ideal option for you. There are several benefits of this treatment, including the ability to treat both visible scarring and age-related concerns. The results of this treatment are easy to maintain and long-lasting. Contact CAS MediSpa in Bloomington, IN to schedule a consultation today.