If you want to improve your appearance without surgery, you have many options. A less invasive option is microneedling, which boosts collagen, the substance that promotes healthy, youthful-looking skin. The modern treatment used today started in 1995, but the original practice dates back to Ancient Egypt. When considering this treatment, you may have some questions. Here are some common questions answered about microneedling.
The process works by using a special device to create many tiny micro-openings in the skin. The controlled channels encourage the production of collagen in the skin to soften signs of aging and other issues. During the treatment, the qualified technician gently moves the device over the skin in the treatment area. The treatment is performed in the comfort of our office, and patients can get back to their regular routines quickly.
Microneedling improves skin texture by reducing the appearance of signs of aging and sun damage. It helps topical treatments penetrate deeper into the skin by shrinking the pores, which increases their ability to retain moisture.
Since it isn’t surgery, you don’t have to be concerned about anesthesia or a lengthy recovery time (although-- yes, we do numb your skin with a topical!). Microneedling works on all skin types, and it even works on sensitive areas, such as the region around the eyes, which can’t tolerate certain other treatments. Best of all, studies have found no negative results in 150,000 clients.
Follow our team's instructions after the treatment for the best results. Apply a good sunscreen in the days post-treatment because the skin will be sensitive. Excessive sun can also cause unnecessary issues that could have otherwise been avoided, so it’s important to use sun protection. Get provider recommendations for the best skin products, and follow all post-treatment instructions.
The time it takes to see results varies, but most clients see results in just weeks. However, it is possible to notice plumper skin in less time. You will likely need multiple sessions with touch-up sessions as needed to get the desired results. However, it all depends on the unique case, and that’s one of the reasons why a consultation is so important.
Microneedling is effective for a refreshed appearance, and it's readily available right here at Glow Medispa in West Seattle and Kirkland, WA. Contact our office today or book an appointment online and learn more information!