There are all kinds of methods people turn to for making their face look much younger as they age. One of these known procedures is microneedling. Microneedling is the process of rolling needles over the face to cause minuscule injuries to the skin. The skin then heals, which helps to stay thick and tight the older you get. It’s not only for those with wrinkles but can assist in treating conditions like loose skin, fine lines, acne scarring, pigment issues, and other facial flaws. You can receive this procedure from a doctor or get this practice done at a medical spa.
How Often Should I Do It?
That all depends on what you’re trying to accomplish. Healing acne scars can take about six treatments, each of which is four weeks apart. It will take three procedures if you want to improve the tone and texture of your skin. For those who have more than one skin flaw they’d like to manage, it could take more procedures. The best thing to do is to ask a professional about this. Each doctor could have their unique skin care procedures and recommendations.
Are There Any Side Effects?
There are side effects, but they’re neither severe nor last long. What you would mostly expect is to get some redness between 1-12 hours. Another side effect is itchiness from some minor irritation. If your skin is sensitive, then the itchiness might be hard to ignore and last a little longer than usual. However, you can fix this with anti-histamines. There are sometimes more severe, but rare, side effects like bleeding, peeling, infection, or bruising. Be sure to contact your provider if you get any of these severe side effects after the skin treatment.
How Soon Will You See Results?
How long it takes for results to show up once again depends on which skin flaw you want to treat. In terms of wrinkles, it could take up to two weeks to notice some improvements. Another side effect is inflammation, which can last about a couple of weeks. The inflammation can cause your face to look plump artificially. When the redness goes down, your face will look pinker. Both of these factors allow your face to look a little younger. That may not be the case if your doctor uses platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, for the skin care procedure. PRP is a topical application that helps your skin heal faster.
There is the option to purchase microneedling devices and complete the process yourself. However, it’s not as effective as having a professional do it. You can go to the doctor to have it done. The benefits of completing this procedure at a spa, though, is that there are other treatments you can get with it in a bundle. You can smooth out your skin on your face and get a massage on the same day. If you’re looking to get some microneedling done, then don’t hesitate to check out La Belle Vie Medical Spa.