Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin treatment that uses fine needles to make tiny, controlled injuries to the top layer of the skin.The damage helps to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, leading to an increased production of collagen and elastin proteins, which are important for keeping skin firm and smooth. Micro-needling can offer a range of benefits for your skin, such as reducing the appearance of scarring and age-related skin problems. It rejuvenates the skin and helps eliminate skin imperfections.
The treatment can provide many benefits, such as the following.
Safe, Affordable Face Lift
If you’ve ever considered a facelift but want to avoid the trauma, costs, risks,and downtime associated with surgery, microneedling may be the better option. Microneedling is a safe, effective,and long-lasting solution to revitalize your skin’s appearance and texture, making it look and feel healthier, firmer, smoother, and more radiant. Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is also available,which provides additional benefits than microneedling alone. RF microneedling combines the regenerative power of microneedling with an added boost of radio frequency energy to supercharge cellular regeneration and further stimulate the body’s natural healing response.RF microneedling is a safe, effective treatment that delivers radiofrequency waves deep into the skin, where it heats the inner layer of tissue to stimulate repair and the production of collagen and elastin.
No Downtime or Pain
A microneedling procedure isn’t considered painful. To avoid any discomfort during treatment, a numbing cream may be applied to the treatmentareabeforehand. It is,however, normal to feel a warming or scratching sensation at the start of treatment, and some patients may feel discomfort if the needles are used close to bony areas, such as the cheekbones.
Unlike some facial rejuvenation procedures, there are far fewer risks with microneedling. Side effects may include slight redness or swelling immediately afterward, but this usually subsides quickly. In rare cases, microneedling may cause bruising, scarring, or a skin infection, but this is very uncommon. There is no downtime after the procedure, allowing you to go about your regular activities, but you should avoid direct sunlight until the skin heals. Makeup can usually be worn the following day. Your provider will let you know what you can expect during and after your procedure and how you can prepare for treatment.
Microneedling Is Not Just For The Face
Although most people get microneedling in the face, the treatment is also suitable for other areas of the body, such as the neck, upper chest, legs or back, or other areas where skin has signs of damage or aging, such as scars, stretch marks, or hyperpigmentation (where some areas of the skin appear darker than others).
More Youthful Appearance
Fine lines and wrinkles are considered a normal part of the aging process. They are caused by thinning skin layers, slower skin cell production, and a lack of collagen proteins. Other factors such as sun damage, smoking, and air pollutants can also cause the body’s collagen to break down, making skin appear loose, saggy, creased, and dull. Microneedling can be an effective way to treat wrinkles and other age-related skin problems, such as uneven skin tone and skin discoloration. This is because the treatment promotes skin tissue regeneration at a cellular level for dramatic and long-lasting improvements in your appearance.After a microneedling procedure, healthy new skin gradually replaces damaged or aged skin tissue, leaving skin looking years younger.
Treatment for Scars
Microneedling and RF microneedling are effective treatments for acne scars, along with other types of scars, such as stretch marks and injury scars. The treatment helps to break down old scar tissue and stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. Treatment can also facilitate the production of melanin in the skin, which is a substance responsible for skin, eye, and hair pigmentation –giving the skin a more natural tone.
Although individual results can vary, the effects of RF microneedling can last for years. Results depend on the natural turnover of skin cells,and it can take several months to see the full effects of the procedure while new healthy tissue replaces old, damaged tissue. Depending on your skin type and condition, multiple microneedling sessions may be necessary to achieve desired results.
Effective Treatment for Most Skin Types
Microneedling is an effective treatment for a range of skin types, including those with dark skin tones. Treatment doesn’t burn the skin like some laser therapies can, which can cause inflammation and skin discoloration in people with darker skin tones. Microneedling can offer a natural way to rejuvenate your skin and may be recommended to improve:
- Acne or other scars
- Signs of aging, such as wrinkles or fine lines
- Excessive sweating
- Hyper pigmentation
- Dull color or complexion
- Sunspots or uneven skin tone
- Enlarged pores
- Loose, saggy skin
- Stretch marks
- Uneven skin texture
- Rough skin
Treatment may not be suitable for everyone, including people with conditions such as acne, eczema, a blood disorder, or cancer. Talk to your provider if you are considering microneedling.
Microneedling in Dallas, TX
If you would like to find out more about microneedling and how it could benefit you, contact the highly trained professionals at Privé Aesthetics. We offer microneedling, plus a range of other state-of-the-art medical spa treatments. These include dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers, skin rejuvenation treatments, laser treatments, non-invasive fat removal, and much more to keep you looking and feeling your best from head to toe.
To schedule a consultation, call us at (817) 739-6640 or use our online appointment request form. You can also visit us in Hillcrest Ave, Dallas. Our office is conveniently located right across the street from Southern Methodist University.