Microneedling is an innovative skin rejuvenation treatment that has increased in popularity lately among those looking for improvements in common skin conditions like scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and stretch marks. The technique does not involve surgery, so your downtime will be minimal to nonexistent. You should be able to return to your normal daily activities immediately after your procedure.
Microneedling offers a wide variety of benefits, ranging from anti-aging improvements to combating signs of sun damage. Needling can also help improve the condition of fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, rough skin texture, and scars caused by acne, surgery, or injury.
How It Works
We begin the treatment by moving a small device covered in very fine needles over your skin repeatedly. Each time the device moves over your skin, it forms hundreds of microscopic channels. Although these microchannels are invisible to the naked eye, they trigger a skin rejuvenation process in which your body replaces old, damaged skin tissue with fresher, more youthful skin that displays fewer imperfections like signs of aging and sun damage.
Many patients wonder how long it will be before they notice results from their needling treatment. Although the answer varies among individuals, most patients begin noticing some initial results in the first couple of weeks after their treatment. You will need to exercise some patience, however, as it will take some time for your skin to initiate a healing cascade and turn over old skin cells.
Many patients require only one microneedling treatment, particularly when they are only dealing with minor skin complaints like fine lines and wrinkles and light scars. However, some patients benefit from multiple needling sessions to take advantage of the cumulative effects of the treatment. You just need to wait a few weeks between each treatment session so that your skin can heal completely and remodel itself before being disturbed again.
In addition to making a fantastic treatment in its own right, microneedling can help magnify the effects of other types of skin treatments like topical products. The outermost skin layer often blocks topical solutions with larger molecular sizes, limiting their effectiveness. The microscopic channels created by needling allow these topicals to flow more easily into your skin and become more effective.
We invite you to learn more about the microneedling treatment we offer at Springs Aesthetics in Colorado Springs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation! This would be the time for you to ask any remaining questions that you may have about any part of the treatment process.