Microneedling is a popular skin treatment that individuals of all skin tones and types will see numerous benefits from. It is a non-surgical and non-ablative treatment that takes place right in our offices at Lively Wellness and Aesthetics located in Odessa, TX. In as little as one treatment, you will see a vast improvement in your skin. Those with more pressing skin concerns will benefit from repeated treatments. Whatever your ultimate skincare goals may be, microneedling will get you the results that will help you become more confident and feel beautiful in your skin.
What Exactly Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves the use of a hand-held device that is full of thin needles. As we carefully pass this device back and forth across your face, tiny micro-channels are created in the skin. As a result, the skin reacts by regenerating.
Blood flow to the area increases, new capillaries are formed, and collagen and elastin production increases. The treatment causes an increase in the rate of your cell turnover and as a result, you are left with a more youthful complexion.
Who Is a Candidate?
One of the primary reasons that microneedling has increased in popularity is due to the fact that it helps with a variety of skin concerns. This treatment does not require the use of any heat, so all skin tones and types will be able to benefit from the treatment. For those seeking to reduce the appearance of scars on their face, particularly those resulting from acne, this treatment will help.
Microneedling will also help with acne scars present on other parts of the body as well as reducing the appearance of stretch marks. Other areas of concern that are improved by the treatment include:
- Minor skin laxity
- Sun damage and brown spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Dull complexion
- Uneven skin texture
- Sensitive skin in need of structure and thickness
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments that you will need depends on your ultimate skincare goals. Every patient is different. Those who are seeking to reduce the appearance of scars on their face due to acne will need a different number of treatments than those who are simply looking to induce collagen production.
Since everyone has different skincare goals, we will consult with you in our office and help you determine how to schedule your microneedling visits so that you will obtain the best and longest-lasting results possible. Rest assured, one treatment alone is enough to provide you with visible skin improvement.
How Long do Results Last?
The youthful glow and increased collagen resulting from the treatment can last as many as six weeks. Additional microneedling appointments following your first visit will ensure continual and long-lasting results. When you do more treatments, you will have a more steady and continual increase in collagen production.
Patients will see results specifically targeted at (but not limited to) the following areas:
- Rejuvenation of the skin and restoration of an even pigment and texture
- Reduction of scars formed as a result of acne
- Fading of existing stretch marks
- Reduction of both fine lines and deep-set wrinkles
- Removal of pigment disorders, including liver spots lentigo melasma, and inflammatory pigments
- Improvement of tightness and elasticity in the skin
How Do I Prepare for My Appointment?
A week before your appointment, you will need to stop taking any blood-thinning supplements. You’ll also be asked to stop taking certain over-the-counter medications such as naproxen, aspirin, and ibuprofen a week before as well. Doing so will minimize any possible bruising that could result from the procedure.
What Happens During the Appointment?
Once you arrive at our office, we’ll situate you in one of our pristine rooms and will apply a skin-numbing ointment to the area of treatment. This ensures that you remain comfortable during the length of the treatment. Once the cream has taken the desired effect, we will gently guide the handheld device across the surface of the skin.
During this time, we will focus on your problem areas that we have determined before beginning the session. At the end of the treatment, you will be instructed on how to maintain your results at home. Our skincare specialists will be able to recommend skincare products for home use that will enhance your results.
How Does It Feel?
Sometimes beauty is pain, but in this case, we know that it doesn’t have to be. The skin-numbing ointment we apply to your face or any other area undergoing the treatment will ensure that you can relax comfortably for the duration of your appointment.
Even though the treatment does create micro-channels so that the body will repair itself, it’s working to your advantage in more ways than one. Immediately following your treatment is the prime time for you to use beneficial skincare products as your skin can now absorb the beneficial ingredients faster and more effectively.
How Do I Schedule My Appointment?
Now that you know that microneedling will benefit you and improve the quality of your skin, what are you waiting for? Contact us at Lively Wellness and Aesthetics in Odessa, TX today to schedule your microneedling appointment. In just one visit, we will help you see visible improvements in your overall skin and walk out of our offices knowing that you are on the road to achieving the skin of your dreams.