Are you tired of looking in the mirror only to see the visible signs of aging like lines and wrinkles staring back at you? Too many patients believe the myth that only cosmetic surgery offers real results when it comes to anti-aging procedures. Actually, many minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation techniques like micro-needling have come along to offer significant results without the need for surgical intervention.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is an anti-aging skin rejuvenation treatment involving the use of a handheld device covered in tiny sterile needles that penetrate the skin to a shallow depth. The procedure takes advantage of the fact that controlled micro-channels spur the body into producing collagen and replacing damaged skin with new cells, reducing the signs of visible aging like lines and wrinkles.
A micro-needling treatment begins with the application of a topical skin numbing agent to enhance the patient’s comfort during their procedure. At this point, we begin moving the micro-needling device over the surface of your skin in a series of passes. Each pass of the device creates a number of micro-channels in your skin which stimulates the skin’s collagen production.
These effects are temporary in nature and are actually indications that your body is responding normally to treatment and will initiate a healing cascade to replace old skin tissue with new, more youthful skin.
How Soon Before I Notice Results?
The results of the micro-needling treatment become apparent in the following weeks after your procedure. Your skin will first need time to heal and gradually remodel itself. New collagen and elastin fibers will be laid down, and your skin will become gradually thicker with less noticeable lines, wrinkles, scars, and blemishes.
Can I Have a Treatment Together with Another Skin Treatment?
Yes. In fact, micro-needling works very well in conjunction with topical skin care products. Your skin possesses an outer barrier that normally prevents many topicals from penetrating very deeply. The micro-channels created during treatment allows these topical agents to penetrate more deeply and work more effectively.
Can I Have Multiple Procedures?
Unless you have very minor skin complaints, you will likely benefit from multiple micro-needling treatments. After first allowing several weeks between your last treatment, your next treatment will build upon the results of the last. It may take several micro-needling treatment sessions to produce the results you desire.
Micro-needling is a great option for skin rejuvenation available at Glow Medispa. Learn more about how you can get healthier, more beautiful skin. Contact us today and schedule your consultation at our office in Seattle.