Microneedling is a new but popular skincare treatment, but what does it mean to receive microneedling? Is it right for you?
Everyone wants beautiful, glowing, youthful skin. Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that helps people achieve it. While microneedling may sound scary or complicated, it is actually relatively gentle and simple. If you’re interested in investing more in yourself and in your skincare and are open to trying a new procedure, here’s what you should know about microneedling.
What is Microneedling?
The word “microneedling” does help you figure out what this procedure might entail. Microneedling is a process by which an esthetician makes microscopic punctures in the skin using sterilized needles. This helps stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production process, which means that skin receives a rejuvenating treatment. This is why microneedling is also known as “collagen induction therapy.” It may be a good choice for those who want to promote anti-aging skincare processes and achieve a youthful, elasticated look.
Benefits of Microneedling
As stated above, one of the key benefits of microneedling is the promotion and production of collagen in the skin, which can help skin heal over fine lines, dark spots, and other telltale signs of aging. Collagen can also help skin regenerate and achieve a smooth, even look. This procedure also helps promote skin elasticity and reduces the look of enlarged pore. It can also help reduce the look of scarring from acne and help prevent new acne breakouts from forming. The results often include an overall brighter look to the skin and a firmer, more taut feeling. Microneedling in a salon is far more effective than an at-home face roller device would give you, so it’s best to book in for an appointment if you want to try this cosmetic procedure.
Targeted Areas for Microneedling
The major area that is targeted by microneedling procedures is the face. After all, the face is the primary location for acne and acne scarring, as well as for signs of age including wrinkles and fine lines. The face on your skin is also highly sensitive to the sun, meaning that dark spots may be more apparent there. However, microneedling can also be used on other areas of the body. For instance, many people with stretch marks choose to receive microneedling on those areas. Additionally, microneedling has been shown to help promote hair growth for those with alopecia.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling works by using tiny, sterilized needles to help make very small punctures in the skin. These punctures are not wounds, however, the skin will promote additional collagen the way it does when you do have an abrasion or cut. The collagen helps to heal the microscopic punctures and also rejuvenate the skin and improve the texture and tone on your face—or wherever you choose to receive microneedling.
Are There Any Risks or Side Effects?
As with almost all cosmetic procedures, there are a few risks and side effects you should be aware of before making your microneedling appointment. Most commonly, patients report having minor irritation and redness on their skin after their procedure. If you experience more severe side effects like peeling, bruising, or bleeding, you should call your doctor to report it. Additionally, if you have a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, or if you have an open wound on your face, you should not receive microneedling.
What to Expect After Microneedling
After microneedling, you may experience some minor redness and irritation, which should subside within 3 days. You should also wait a few days before applying makeup to your skin, as you can experience further irritation. You should be able to see results of your microneedling procedure within a couple weeks after your appointment. You should also know that for many people, getting great results may require multiple procedures.
Microneedling at SEV
Ready to schedule an appointment for microneedling? Find your best skin texture and tone with microneedling at SEV Laser and their team of experienced staff and technicians. SEV Laser salons offer Morpheus 8 microneedling services, which combine microneedling and radiofrequency to treat your skin on a very deep level. It’s a non-surgical procedure that helps reduce wrinkles, scars, cellulite, and more. The Morpheus 8 microneedling treatment can be done on numerous different parts of the body, including the face, legs, rear, jawline, neck, chest, and abdomen. Each of these areas can be drastically improved in texture and tone with this SEV Laser microneedling and radiofrequency specialty service. Book in for your best skin in 2023!