At Ellemes Medical Spa in Atlanta, GA, we specialize in the popular microneedling skin resurfacing treatment with excellent results.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment which helps rejuvenate the skin with no clinical downtime. Results can include improved texture and tone, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an effective and relatively quick method of triggering a release of natural growth factors, new collagen and elastin within the skin. Microneedling process fosters new skin cell growth which brings the skin a plumper and more youthful look.
The microneedling treatment is a minimally invasive service that helps with various skin conditions and concerns. It has very little to no downtime which makes it a very popular treatment. Today, more and more people are aware of microneedling and its benefits due to increased visibility on social media, and also due to several high profile celebrity endorsements of the procedure.
After the treatment is finished, there is no down time, so you can return to your normal activities immediately afterwards!
How many treatments will I need?
One treatment may be all you need for desired results; however, we typically recommend a series of three treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart for optimal results.
Microneedling with Skin Pen is such a popular service because it works! Results may vary depending on the condition of the skin being treated, as more advanced scarring may require additional treatments. Nonetheless, improvement should be expected after as little as one treatment. Microneedling should not be attempted at home and should only be performed by a licensed professional. Not all microneedling devices are made equal. Most estheticians prefer using the SkinPen given its amazing results and ease of use.
While some results may be almost immediate, your best results usually won’t be visible until four to six weeks after the procedure.
Can I wear makeup after microneedling?
No. Since your skin will be raw and red after microneedling, it can be tempting to cover it up with foundation, concealer, or powder. However, this will only hinder the healing process. There is very little aftercare required after a microneedling treatment.
How long will my skin be red?
Your skin will be red for about 24 hours after the procedure, but this redness will quickly fade in a day or two, after which time, you will be able to wear makeup and resume your normal skincare routine. The procedure is performed using numbing cream, so it typically will not hurt most patients. Minimal discomfort may he felt in more sensitive areas.
Is microneedling good for darker or black skin?
Yes, microneedling is an excellent treatment for most skin tones and types, to include darker and black skin. It boasts excellent reviews from previous patients. The before and after photos will amaze you!