Have you ever fallen and scraped your knee? Once it heals and there is new skin, do you find that it looks softer and smoother than before? Microneedling is the same concept. With this treatment, we use a device that has tiny little needles which causes controlled micro-injuries. These send a signal to your body to produce more collagen and elastin. Therefore, it is great for people with fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, larger pores, and stretch marks. It is safe for ALL skin types and you’ll experience little to no downtime!
Before your treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to help reduce any pain you may feel. Typically, our patients say they don’t feel any pain, just the vibration from the device. Microneedling is awesome for your face but it can also be done on your hands, thighs, stomach, etc.
The healing time depends on each individual. Most patients generally look like they have a mild sunburn afterwards with redness and swelling. This can last up to two to four days following the procedure, but generally people see their skin go back its typical color in about 24 hours. It is recommended that you get between 3-6 treatments, and sometimes more, depending on how severe your condition is.
In order to achieve optimal results you must have a good at home care regimen and be consistent with that plan. And of course, our estheticians can help you build a great regimen tailored to your needs!
If you’d like to speak to our estheticians about ways to love the skin you’re in, call our office at 703-406-2444 to schedule a complimentary private consultation!