Microneedling is often called collagen induction therapy because it encourages your body to produce more collagen. The body naturally produces collagen, which helps keep bones strong and builds muscle. However, it's also an essential part of skin and hair health.
By increasing the body's collagen production, Microneedling aids your body in repairing skin damage. Learn if Microneedling can help heal fine lines and wrinkles and where to get the best care!
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling is a semi-invasive procedure that uses extremely thin needles to prick the skin's surface. While sometimes confused with acupuncture, Microneedling is not the same procedure.
The needles used in Microneedling are targeted to read the dermis layer of the skin to produce collagen. Microneedling is not designed to penetrate deeply into the muscle and nerves. Microneedling is intended to stimulate the body's natural healing capacity.
These small pinpricks encourage the body to produce collagen and are usually utilized for aesthetic purposes. The procedure helps fill wrinkles, heal acne, and minimize stretch marks by promoting the body to produce more collagen.
How Long Does it Take To See Improvement in Your Skin?
Most patients start seeing notable skin improvements after 4-6 weeks of regular treatments. Depending on your condition, however, the results and time frame for improvements vary. Patients should begin seeing improvements after 2-4 sessions for fine lines and wrinkles. The sessions are spaced out 4-6 weeks apart, and you will see the results from the treatment 28-30 days following.
By increasing collagen, Microneedling helps minimize wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity. It can help decrease signs of aging by firming the skin and improving elasticity.
Can You Expect to See Results After One Treatment?
You can expect to see slight improvements after one treatment, including tighter skin and more of a glow. At Be Well Acupuncture, we offer packages of 3, 6, and 9 because the treatments build on each other. When you reach your desired skin goals, you can space treatments out to once a season or every few months to maintain results. To repair old damage to the skin, you'll need several months of consistent treatment and proper skin care after each procedure. At Be Well Acupuncture, we offer several serums for specific skincare goals, including Microessence Glow for hyperpigmentation and sun damage, Microessence Youth for fine lines and wrinkles, Microessence Hydration for overall skin nourishment and maintenance. When first booking, we suggest starting your vitamin C regimen with Microessence Glow to make the most of your treatments and promote optimal collagen production from microneedling.
Keep the following steps in mind to properly care for your skin after microneedling:
- Practice proper sun protection
- Avoid Make up for the first 24 hours
- Avoid working out or excessive sweating for the first 24 hours
- Use recommended skincare products
- Expect to be red for several hours after treatment
Proper post-treatment skin care will ensure you get the best results after each session.
How Long Do the Results of Microneedling Last?
Results typically last between 4-6 weeks after the peak results have been achieved. However, you must schedule follow-up sessions with your practitioner to preserve your results.
Because our skin is continually aging, it is best to continue regular maintenance treatments even after attaining the desired results.
Take the First Step Towards Youthful Skin
Microneedling is a natural and wholesome skin care method and age-reversing treatment. Microneedling utilizes your body's natural healing systems and encourages increased collagen production.
To get the best results, you need the best practitioners to give you the care you deserve. At Be Well Acupuncture, we not only specialize in personalized, natural care designed to harness your body's healing capacities, we also educate others on how to do it. Along with Dr. Deanna, Dr. Cara has created the microneedling device used and skin care products used and recommended by their sister company Microessence. Both practitioners hold online workshops and in-person seminars to educate other practitioners on how to microneedle. You are not only getting the needle experts at Be Well, but you are also getting the microneedling experts.
Book an appointment today and start looking and feeling younger!