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Everything You Need to Know About Microneedling

Everything You Need to Know About Microneedling

Microneedling, also known as skin needling or collagen induction therapy, is a nonsurgical treatment designed to restore and improve skin texture, diminish hyperpigmentation and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. This type of procedure is also beneficial for pock marks resulting from acne and stretch marks. The treatment process involves the use of a hand-held device that is designed to create tiny-micro “channels” into the dermis of your skin, which ultimately helps your body create elastin and collagen that naturally heals the skin.

What Exactly is Microneedling?

Microneedling procedures involve using a hand-held device that has extremely small needles in the tip of the device. The depth of the needles can be adjusted to penetrate the skin between 0.5 to 2.5 millimeters, with 0.5 being the smallest amount and designed to only penetrate through the superficial layer of skin. While the procedure is being done, it creates tiny punctures into the skin. Your body naturally responds to and treats small wounds in the same manner as it would a large wound, so it will automatically send a blast of collagen to the area being treated. Before the procedure is started, the area being treated will be cleansed, then a serum is typically applied, which is needled into the skin. The entire procedure is rather quick and it is typically painless.

Microneedling procedures involve using a hand-held device that has extremely small needles in the tip of the device. The depth of the needles can be adjusted to penetrate the skin between 0.5 to 2.5 millimeters, with 0.5 being the smallest amount and designed to only penetrate through the superficial layer of skin.

What Areas of the Body Can be Treated with Microneedling?

A microneedling procedure can be done to your face, legs, arms, abdomen, neck and buttocks. It can be utilized on areas of your body that have wide depressed scars, acne divots and pigmentation. It is also beneficial when used to reduce the vertical lines that often form around the mouth.

How Often Are Treatments Required?

In most situations, about three to six sessions are necessary to obtain the full effects of microneedling. The length of time in between sessions depends primarily on the condition of your skin. For example, someone with severe scarring from acne should plan on having one session a month for about four to six months. During your initial consultation, the staff at Tate Medispa will thoroughly examine your skin and the issues you are concerned with to determine the best treatment plan for your needs.

Following the Treatment

Following your procedure, you can expect redness in the area that was treated for about five days. Although it is best to keep the area free from harsh makeup, if you have plans that evening or the next day, you can wear light, mineral makeup to hide the redness. It is not uncommon to feel tightness, light burning or to have mild flaking in the treated area. You will notice a significant difference in the texture of your skin within a couple of weeks. A numbing cream will be applied to the area being treated, so the microneedling procedure should not be painful. The procedure is typically done in an office setting and is usually tolerated by most people with minimal downtime for recovery.

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