Microneedling is a skincare treatment that safely and effectively provides various benefits to the skin. As we age, collagen production slows, causing our skin to lose elasticity and sag or wrinkle. Furthermore, with increased exposure to the sun and environment, it’s common for pores to enlarge with age. These changes can prematurely age our skin.
Essentially, microneedling causes minor stress to the skin, causing it to produce more collagen as it heals, which can fade the look of scars and fine lines. As a result, the new skin will be more even in tone and texture as your skin heals. Microneedling is most commonly used on the face but can be done in other areas, such as the neck and chest.
What are the top benefits of Microneedling?
Stimulates Collagen Production
The most common reason patients choose microneedling is because it boosts collagen production. This boost occurs because tiny microneedles penetrate the skin and cause a healing response in your body. This healing process includes your skin-boosting the production of collagen and elastin to speed up the healing process. As the skin heals, the increase of collagen leaves the skin plumper and more youthful-looking, with a more even texture and tone.
Low-Risk High Reward
Microneedling is a safe and effective way to boost collagen production. When performed by a professional, the results are both predictable and impressive. Some redness can occur in the treated area, but these side effects usually go away within a few days, and your collagen risk skin results are here to stay.
It Can Improve the Appearance of Pores
Many patients seek microneedling to treat fine lines and wrinkles and evening out skin tone. However, many people are unaware that microneedling is a highly effective treatment for improving the appearance of your pores. In addition, the tiny needles used during this procedure can also have an exfoliating effect which can minimize the appearance of large pores even further.
Reduces Acne Scarring
As we transition from teens to adults, acne tends to fade, but sometimes the scars stick around. Microneedling can minimize the appearance of acne scars significantly.
You Can Pair It With Other Services
Many patients prefer to combine their microneedling with other services such as a facial. But it’s also common for patients to combine facial treatments with body treatments. Spend a day with us and make progress on all your aesthetic goals. Many patients prefer to book microneedling appointments on the same day they come in for Accent Prime or Laser hair removal. If you have questions about which services can be booked together, call us today and book your free consultation. We’ll answer all your questions and design a treatment plan to meet your aesthetic goals.
What are the best Microneedling services?
At LUX, we only provide the best services to our clients; if you’re interested in Microneedling, we would recommend one of the following services. If you’d like more information about which one would be best for you, call us today for a free consultation.
Skin Pen Microneedling
The SkinPen is our original Microneedling service and is still incredibly popular. During this procedure, your skincare will roll the SkinPen across the desired areas for resurfacing. This tool will make tiny pinpricks on the surface of your skin. They are so small that you likely won’t feel them after the procedure. Because the SkinPen is moved evenly across the skin, it evenly rejuvenates the entire treated surface. The results are a rejuvenated skin surface. Patients notice a more even skin tone and improved texture.
Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive technology that utilizes radiofrequency to remodel collagen and adipose tissue. As a result, you can experience skin tightening and resurfacing results with only a few treatments. Morpheus8 is also available for facial and body treatments. Call us today to see the results for yourself!
Who is a good candidate for microneedling?
Good candidates have realistic expectations of the possible results of this procedure. They are committed to a series of sessions to achieve optimal results and will intentionally give their skin the time and care it needs to heal between sessions. The best candidates for these treatments are good overall health, non-smokers, and not dealing with chronic or ongoing skin conditions.
What is recovery like?
Before scheduling a microneedling procedure, it’s best to start with a consultation. Our talented professionals will determine the areas you would like to treat and provide you with all your options for optimal results. Your provider will analyze your skin type (age, ethnicity, possible skin conditions/restrictions) and provide you with the best treatment plan.
The recovery for microneedling is minimal. Few people experience any adverse reactions, including minor skin irritation immediately following the treatment. However, in some cases, you will see the appearance of redness that will last for several days. Therefore, it is important to give your skin extra care in the days following your procedure, especially avoiding direct sun exposure.
The results from microneedling will be the most impressive after three sessions. But you will see an improvement in your skin within a few weeks of your first session. Unfortunately, although the results are impressive, they do not stop the aging process; many patients return for additional maintenance sessions as needed after the initial sessions.