Microneedling has emerged as a popular cosmetic treatment around the world. This is due in part to a large number of celebrities and influencers who tout it as one of the best ways to get smoother, clearer, and younger-looking skin. But social media posts don’t give you all of the information you need to know when it comes to microneedling. As a result, there are still a lot of misconceptions about this skin rejuvenation treatment. Keep reading to learn the benefits of microneedling what it can do for you.
At Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa, Annamarie Salyer FNP-C works with clients throughout Indianapolis, IN to achieve younger-looking skin through microneedling treatments. Annamarie is a medical aesthetics specialist who is highly qualified to perform microneedling treatments to help clients achieve their personal cosmetic goals.
What is microneedling
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that kick-starts the body’s natural regenerative process.
Before treatment, a topical anesthetic is applied to the area being treated. Then, a microneedling device is carefully glided across your face. As it moves, dozens of tiny sterilized needles prick your skin, penetrating the outer layers of skin and causing many micro-injuries.
These tiny injuries improve blood circulation to your face and force your body to start its natural healing process. As it heals, the fresh skin cells your body produces leave your skin looking better than before.
Benefits of microneedling
You can expect the following benefits of microneedling at Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa:
1. It can be used to address many cosmetic concerns
Unlike some treatments that only address one skin issue, microneedling can address several cosmetic concerns. This means that if you have multiple facial cosmetic concerns, you may be able to address them all with the same procedure. Some common cosmetic concerns that microneedling can treat include the following:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Sun-damaged spots
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin texture
- Areas with hyperpigmentation
- Poor skin laxity
- Uneven skin tone
2. Increases collagen production
Collagen is what helps your skin keep its volume, shape, and proper hydration by providing structural support to the underlying connective tissue. But as you age, collagen production slows down, and the amount of collagen in your skin decreases.
However, when your body is alerted that skin needs to be repaired, it begins to produce higher levels of collagen to repair the wound. Since microneedling produces thousands of tiny wounds, your body’s collagen production drastically ramps up to compensate.
As the collagen repairs the tiny micro-injuries, it also helps repair the preexisting damage, whether it be acne scarring, hyperpigmented spots, or fine lines and wrinkles.
3. Encourages cellular turnover
Your skin cells naturally die and slough off over time. Microneedling just speeds up the process by forcing your body to create new, healthy skin cells. As the outermost layers slough off, the fresh, revitalized layer of skin underneath can come out to shine.
4. Short treatment sessions
Microneedling sessions at Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa typically take just 30 minutes to complete. This makes it easy to get in and out of our office with only a minor disturbance to your regular schedule. Microneedling’s conveniently short treatment time is especially helpful when multiple treatment sessions are necessary.
5. Gradual results provide constant progress
Microneedling does not provide instant results. Instead, it provides a steady stream of results over the course of three to four weeks after treatment. Although it requires patience, it feels great to see the progression and creates very natural-looking results.
It’s important to remember that it can take up to six months to see the full results of microneedling after you complete your treatment regimen.
6. Recommended for people of all ages
Microneedling is not restricted to adults in a certain age range. Since it can be used to address a wide variety of cosmetic concerns, microneedling is beneficial at every stage of your adult life.
Typically, older people use microneedling to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whereas younger patients tend to use microneedling for acne scarring and overall dullness.
At Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa, your treatment will focus on whatever concerns you want to address, regardless of your age.
7. There is only minimal aftercare
Some cosmetic treatments come with very strict aftercare and long downtimes. But microneedling lets you get back to your daily routine almost immediately with only a few simple aftercare instructions to follow.
After your skin rejuvenation treatment, you should refrain from applying makeup for at least 24 hours and avoid hot water, steam, direct sunlight, and anything else that may damage your vulnerable skin. You should also apply a strong SPF sunscreen before going out to protect your new, healthy skin cells for the first few weeks after treatment.
How many treatment sessions are necessary?
On average, people require six to eight treatment sessions to see significant results that they’re satisfied with. However, this number can change significantly based on several factors, including the following:
- What skin condition you’re hoping to treat
- The severity of the condition
- How well your body responds to treatment
Sessions are usually scheduled four to eight weeks apart to give your skin adequate time to heal.
Where to go to learn more about microneedling
If you reside in or near Indianapolis, IN or Greenwood, IN and wish to learn more about microneedling, contact Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa and schedule a consultation today. Medical aesthetics specialist Annamarie Salyer FNP-C will walk you through the initial steps and help create a customized plan that fits your cosmetic goals.
Frequently asked questions
What is microneedling?admin2023-04-23T15:54:03-04:00
Microneedling creates microscopic openings and invisible puncture holes in the top layer of the skin. As a result, this causes the tissue to develop new collagen and elastin, resulting in smoother, firmer skin. The treatment is completely non-surgical and requires little downtime.
What conditions does microneedling treat?admin2023-07-24T13:11:56-04:00
Microneedling addresses wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, mild inelasticity, acne scars, large pores, rough skin, and dull skin.
What is the microneedling process?admin2023-04-23T15:54:02-04:00
The treatment starts with the use of a topical numbing agent. Numbing your skin ensures the treatment is as comfortable as possible. Next, the technician, using a microneedling device containing a circular arrangement of tiny needles, passes the device across the skin creating tiny openings in the epidermis. These minuscule punctures prompt a healing response in the skin without damaging tissue. After finishing, your technician will apply a soothing gel. It cools your skin and prevents it from drying out post-treatment.
What areas can be treated with microneedling?admin2023-07-24T13:10:40-04:00
Microneedling can treat the face, neck, décolleté, abdomen, arms, hands, and legs.
What are the benefits of microneedling?admin2023-07-24T13:05:41-04:00
Microneedling benefits can include:
- Stimulates collagen production
- Treats fine lines
- Improves skin texture
- Reduces the appearance of large pores
- Enhances the effects of topical skin care products
- Stimulates circulation
- Improves overall health of skin
How long does it take to heal from microneedling?admin2023-04-23T15:54:01-04:00
Healing time is about 24-72 hours after the treatment. It is normal to experience redness, peeling, dryness, swelling and bumps.