Microneedling is a skin rejuvinating procedure where tiny needles are used to create small holes on the skin. During the skin healing process, new collagen and elastin are formed to help improve the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks.
Serums are often added during a microneedling appointment that will be able to penetrate deeper into the skin, thus improving your skin faster.
With minimal discomfort and no downtime, microneedling is a very popular skin treatment. The micro-injuries caused by the SkinPen microneedling device trigger the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, two nutrients that contribute to the health and appearance of the skin.
WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE?
You may benefit from microneedling if you have slight to moderate skin issues, like rough skin texture or low elasticity.
Microneedling treatments can also help reduce the appearance of pores, stretch marks, and scars. While you may see a slight increase in plumpness immediately following the procedure, collagen and elastin will need time for maximum effect on the skin.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The skin being treated will be cleansed before the microneedling handpiece is passed evenly over it. The treatment will last roughly 30 minutes to an hour. A moisturizer will be massaged in along with sunscreen since your skin will be sensitive after the treatment.
You may have some swelling and redness for about a day, but this should subside quickly on its own. It may take about 1 – 2 months to see the best results as the collagen and elastin levels increase before you see visible improvements in the health and appearance of your skin.
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