When it comes to treatments for anti-aging and acne scars, there are so many available to us these days it’s difficult to know which are truly worth our time and money, and which aren’t. If either of these is a concern for you, you’ve likely heard of MicroNeedling and wondered if it’s right for your skin. Well, if you’ve tried a thousand different eye creams, face rollers and oils and are ready for something new and intensely more effective, read on. You’ll discover all you’ve ever wanted to know about the process of MicroNeedling and how you can book your first treatment at Palm Beaches’ finest cosmedical salon…
What Is Microneedling?
MicroNeedling, often referred to as collagen induction therapy (CIT), is a minimally invasive treatment in which micro-fine needles are pressed or rolled over the surface of the skin to create microscopic punctures. This, in turn, puts your body into repair mode initiating collagen production and boosts elastin, both of which can improve the overall look of your skin. This may be seen by the visible reduction of both fine lines and deep wrinkles as well as acne scars and stretch marks. Following treatment, skin feels smoother, plumper and has a noticeably dewier appearance. Women everywhere have also noticed the benefits and the results truly speak for themselves!
Is The Microneedling Process Painful
Now, we bet from the description, your next question is whether or not this is a painful procedure. Understandably, the idea of multiple needles treating the surface of your skin may sound less than appealing to some! That being said, the needles on a micro-needling pen are microscopic, ranging from just 0.5 to 3 millimeters in diameter. The size of the needles used to complete each treatment will be dependent on the size of the area to be treated, as well as how deep or superficial the lines or scars are. Additionally, a topical anesthetic numbing cream will be applied to the skin. Skin numbing creams are an effective source of pain relief to preemptively dull or decrease any discomforting skin sensations you might experience.
In the days following your treatment, you may notice some irritation, redness and minor swelling to the skin. In this case, we recommend applying a hydrocortisone cream to help with these symptoms such as the 1% Hydrocortisone Anti Itch Cream by Aveeno.
Is Microneedling A Safe Process?
A reason why this treatment is not recommended to try yourself at home is due to the risk of infection caused by un-sterilized tools, improper aftercare and over-usage which can cause scarring. However, when carried out by a licensed aesthetician in a sterile environment such as our spa in Rosemary Square, West Palm Beach Fl, this process is safe. Your aestheticians are trained to carry out this treatment, can ensure you get the best care before and after and can recommend the correct number of treatments needed to treat your skin.
Once you’ve had your treatment it’s also important to keep the skin clean to avoid any bacteria entering the surface of the skin. Don’t use scrubs and try to avoid cleansers specifically aimed at dry skin or oily skin types. Wait at least four hours before washing your face to avoid irritation and then use a gentle cleanser to softly clean your face such as the Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser by Neutrogena or the Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam by Clinique.
When Will I see Results?
As soon as after your first treatment, you can start to see the results of Micro-needling. Though your skin will likely appear a little red or irritated at first, your skin will quickly feel tighter and noticeably firmer. In terms of the long term, following your treatment, the redness will slowly begin to subside over a matter of days resulting in plumper dewier looking skin. These results will continue to take effect giving you a rejuvenated glow over the coming weeks. For the ling term, 4-6 treatments are recommended to provide greater, more impactful results.
Does Microneedling Actually Repair Stretch Marks?
Whilst results will differ from person to person, micro-needling has been clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. This is a treatment that can be used not only on the face but on other parts of the body too. This means we can target multiple areas you are unhappy with to gently open the collagen fibers on the skin’s surface, causing them to repair themselves with higher elasticity, therefore appearing noticeably smoother.
What Does Microneedling Cost?
As with the majority of treatments, the cost anywhere you look will differ greatly from provider to provider. You can read all about our price list and treatment options here at the Anushka Cosmedical Centre by clicking right here.
Why Choose Microneedling Over Other Skincare Products?
For some, the effects of traditional skincare along the lines of simple cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing can provide all that’s needed in the way of skincare. If however, like many of us you feel your usual regimens and products aren’t benefiting you in the way you hoped or in the way that they used to, micro-needling may be just what you’ve been looking for!
Here in West Palm Beach Florida, our technicians are highly trained to know exactly the best and most effective way to treat your lines and scars dependent on your skin type. For deep scarring, we can use longer needles to penetrate the skin which will vastly improve their appearance from the very first treatment.
As a bonus, the fact that your skin has been opened up during this rejuvenating process can also improve how your skin absorbs your usual skincare products. You’ll finally be getting the most out of all of those pricey gels and lotions as a much higher percentage of product will be able to penetrate the skin. Sun-screen is one of the most important products we recommend and your skin will certainly thank you for it later! We highly recommend the Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UV Protecting Fluid by La Mer to maintain results and prevent any further sun damage to your skin.
So, if you’re considering a trip to visit us here at the Anushka Cosmedical Centre, West Palm Beach Florida, we’ll be more than happy to answer any other questions you may have regarding this treatment.
Get ready for clearer, more absorbent and dewier looking skin, we can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful Spa & Salon!