Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses tiny needles to prick the surface of your skin. Learn more about the benefits of this procedure.
If you’ve wanted to have beautiful, glowing skin, the answer isn’t found in a tube of makeup. Instead, you might find the results you seek in a procedure called microneedling. Microneedling uses tiny needles to prick your skin, stimulating it to produce more collagen and skin tissue.
Collagen is the building block of healthy, plump skin. When you stimulate your skin to produce more collagen, the usual result is a glowing, plumper, more youthful look. The providers at Southern Secrets Medical Spa & Clinic explain more regarding why everyone is raving about this procedure.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that leaves tiny pricks on the surface of your skin. Sometimes compared to the less-effective at-home method called “dermarolling,” microneedling is a very effective way of inducing your skin to produce more collagen.
One of the differences of microneedling is that it’s done with sterile needles. That’s important because you don’t want to introduce bacteria to your skin, which could cause a nasty infection.
Compared to using a dermarolling device at home, the results you get from professional microneedling are vastly superior. Dermarollers enter your skin at an angle, while microneedling does so vertically. This means that your risks of skin tearing and scarring are much less with microneedling.
Benefits of microneedling
Why are so many people raving about microneedling? Let’s look at the potential benefits.
It can treat acne scars
When you have microneedling done, it stimulates the growth of new skin tissue. What this means for you is that it can repair and heal your skin when you have acne scars. You can reveal firmer, smoother skin.
It has an anti-aging effect
Microneedling stimulates the growth of elastin fibers, which strengthens your skin and fixes uneven skin tone. One of the most exciting parts of microneedling is that it can erase age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and large pores.
What to expect from microneedling
When you come in for microneedling, you may feel nervous about what to expect. Don’t worry; it’s not painful for most people.
Here at Southern Secrets Medical Spa & Clinic, we apply a topical numbing cream before beginning the procedure. Then, we move a pen-shaped tool or roller across your face, which leaves tiny pricks on your skin. We also use radiofrequency waves to boost the effectiveness. This may cause a minor amount of bleeding but this symptom is temporary. Your technician will apply serums after the procedure, which will soak in better.
The microneedling procedure usually takes about 30 minutes, though you may be at the office for a longer period of time.
It’s important to be realistic about the results you can expect. While you can go back to work pretty soon afterwards, the results of the microneedling will continue to reveal themselves over time as your skin heals.
Some people need more than one treatment to achieve the results they seek. This is especially true if you have dark age spots or acne scars. Your skin is also more sensitive after microneedling, so make sure that you regularly use sunscreen.
Who’s not a candidate
While most healthy people are good candidates for this procedure, some individuals should not get it done, including people:
- With open wounds
- Who’ve got a skin condition such as psoriasis or rosacea
- Who’ve recently had radiation
For a few weeks before the procedure, we may also recommend that you stop taking certain medications such as ibuprofen, acne treatments, and retinoids.
If you’re curious about how great your skin can look after microneedling, schedule a consultation today with our team at Southern Secrets Medical Spa & Clinic in Conroe, Texas. Contact us or request an appointment online.