Let’ face it – we all want youthful, clear and radiant skin. Unfortunately, most of us struggle daily with common skin concerns, some more than others, which can really impact our self-confidence. Micro-needling is one of the best overall skin treatments that can help reduce scarring, blackheads, open pores, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and more. Often known as skin needling or collagen induction therapy, micro-needling treatment is renowned for its incredible ability to stimulate the natural healing process to enhance overall skin rejuvenation.
Here are 5 things to know If you are considering a micro-needling treatment.
Incredible for helping to build collagen
Did you know collagen is a major building block for our skin? Yes that’s right – and that’s precisely why collagen is such a hot trend in skincare treatments and products. Collagen helps skin cells to renew and repair themselves which keeps the skin soft, smooth, and firm. As we age, our body produces less collagen. This lack of collagen can result in the signs of ageing – wrinkles and fine lines.
Microneedling is the go-to treatment to help boost collagen production resulting in firmer, smoother skin. How exactly does micro-needling help to build collagen? Micro-needling uses tiny needles to create small perforations (or micro-channels) in the skin to stimulate the natural healing response of the deeper layers to encourage your skin to make new, collagen-rich tissue. This means you can experience a boost of youthful, skin-loving collagen! These micro-channels also allow active ingredients from your skincare products to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin to deliver even more powerful results.
Great for all over rejuvenation glow
Ageing is not just wrinkles and discoloration. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, appears dull and can lack a lustrous glow. Micro-needling can help change this! Thanks to the powerful skin stimulation combined with hyaluronic acid your skin will be left looking dewy and luminous. Everyone’s experience is different, and you may encounter some redness post treatment for approximately 24-48 hours.
Helps to reduce scarring
Acne is frustrating enough but having to deal with scars that are left behind from pimples can really damage your self-confidence. Micro-needling for acne scars is an effective way to improve the overall look. Acne scars aren’t the only type that can be treated but also post-surgery scars or scars following an accident. The collagen boosted by micro-needling helps to improve the appearance of the scar by restructuring the skin. This can result in scars having less defined edges, more softened and smooth texture, and most importantly a kick to your self-confidence.
Scars aren’t the only thing that can be treated by micro-needling. It can also help diminish stretch marks! Micro-needling stretch marks can help to improve their color and texture. Unfortunately, they cannot be completely removed, but can become less visible as they begin to blend with the surrounding skin.
There is an array of Microneedling benefits you will love. Patients can generally see firmer and smoother skin after just one treatment! More dramatic micro-needling results can take between four and six weeks to fully develop (can take up to 12months, due to collagen remodeling). Why does it take this long? That is the time your body takes to boost collagen production and cellular turnover so you can get the new, radiant, healthy skin you want.
Keep in mind the number of treatments required will depend on your individual requirements. This is always discussed during your initial complimentary consultation. However, we typically recommend a treatment course of 3-6 sessions, at monthly intervals depending on your skin concerns and for optimal results.
Not as painful as you may think
Does it hurt? This is the most common question asked when it comes to micro-needling. What you need to keep in mind is everyone has different pain thresholds. Some patients compare the treatment to sandpaper lightly rubbing across their skin others may experience a slight discomfort. We do offer topical numbing cream to manage any discomfort you may feel during your treatment. With the help of our efficient micro-needling device, treatments are fast, comfortable and can target large areas at once.
Before any skin treatment has begun, we start with a complimentary, in-depth consultation. Your aesthetic clinician will discuss the treatment with you, your skin goals and answer any questions you might have so that you are fully informed about your treatment and what to expect.
To learn more about micro-needling treatment options, contact us at AnewSkin Medspa in Washington D.C to book a complimentary consultation. We’re here to support you every step of your skin transformation journey!