Microneedling is a popular and beneficial treatment that can help with a number of different skin concerns or imperfections, from acne scars to wrinkles. This treatment uses a device with small needles to create micro-punctures in the skin, stimulating collagen production, evening out complexion, and improving the texture of the skin.
Microneedling is a great treatment option because it can be done on all skin types and colors, which makes it stand out from other skin treatments. At A New U in Ormond Beach, we offer a variety of cosmetic procedures that can help you look and feel your best. Our radio frequency microneedling service is a great option for those who want to improve the look and feel of their skin. If you want to try microneedling for the first time, there are some things to know. In this blog, we are going to talk a bit more about microneedling so you have all of the information. Read on and contact us today to schedule your consultation.
DOES IT HURT?
This is one thing many people ask before getting a microneedling treatment. Since tiny needles are used to penetrate the skin, most assume that it hurts. Many places use a topical numbing cream to help make the treatment more comfortable. While microneedling may not feel good, it is generally tolerable. The technology we use at A New U is designed to make the treatment more comfortable as well. So, while you may experience a bit of discomfort, it will likely not be painful.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE
Before you go in for your first microneedling treatment, you likely want to know what to expect throughout the entire procedure. This skin treatment will begin with your skin being cleaned and a numbing cream being added to your face. After the numbing cream has taken effect, a serum can be added to the skin that promotes healing. The microneedling device is then rolled over the skin in every direction. Once this is complete, the same serum is generally applied to your skin again. Your skin may bleed a little bit, since the device is puncturing your skin, but it is easily controlled.
HOW TO PREPARE
Before your microneedling treatment, you will need to prepare your skin. If you are using any intense topical treatments, you will want to stop using them a few days to a week before the appointment. Topical products containing retinol are ones that should stop being used. If you use Accutane, you will want to stop using this for six months before getting a treatment. You will also want to avoid skin resurfacing and any hair removal treatment seven days before the treatment. Try to avoid direct sun exposure three days before the procedure. If you notice any blemishes or rashes develop before the procedure, it is best to reschedule. Our aestheticians can help go over everything that needs to be done before the procedure during your consultation.
After your microneedling treatment, there are many things to do to ensure that you get the best results. After your procedure, you should avoid exposure to the sun for at least three days, and when you do go out in the sun, be sure to wear broad-spectrum, chemical-free sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. You should also be sure to keep your skin clean. Use a mild cleanser for the following week and avoid any harsh products. Avoid retinol and acids, such as salicylic and glycolic. These strong ingredients can be too harsh on the skin after this procedure. You should also avoid cleansers that exfoliate for a while after your procedure.
It is also important to stay hydrated and keep your skin hydrated during the weeks following your treatment. Drink plenty of water and use a mild moisturizer or serum on your skin. If possible, try to avoid wearing makeup for a few days as well. It is beneficial to let your skin breathe and the chemicals in makeup can irritate the skin. Again, our aestheticians will go over the aftercare information with you before sending you on your way.
Another thing to note is that this is a procedure that generally requires multiple sessions to provide you with the best results and to continue to enjoy the results. For people who have skin that is pretty healthy and doesn’t have any major imperfections, getting this treatment every three to six months will be good enough. If you have severe acne scars that you are hoping to rid your face of, you will likely have to get treatments much more often, about once a month for four to six months, to get the best results. While having to get multiple treatments may not be ideal, you will love the look and feel of your skin afterward.
IT’S NOT PERMANENT
There really is no cosmetic skin treatment that is permanent, so this should always be assumed. While this procedure can improve the look and feel of your skin, it will not last forever. It can help to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, uneven complexion, and other skin concerns, but it will not keep your skin perfect forever. While you may not experience acne scars after these treatments, you will see fine lines and wrinkles slowly show up, since it is just the natural part of aging.
CAN BE USED ON THE BODY
Microneedling can be used on other areas of the body, not just the face, making it a great treatment option for other imperfections you want to try to get rid of. Anywhere you want a boost of collagen, this treatment can be used and help treat other issues, including stretch marks. Microneedling can be done on the chest, legs, arms, hands, and butt.
WHAT IS RADIO FREQUENCY MICRONEEDLING?
At A New U in Ormond Beach, we offer radio frequency microneedling. This treatment is like other microneedling services, but also uses radio frequency energy to provide even more benefits. This energy is delivered deep into the dermis, which can help to boost the scar reducing benefits, as well as tighten the skin.
If you are interested in our radio frequency microneedling service, be sure to contact us today to schedule a free consultation! We will be able to answer your questions and help determine if this is the right treatment for you and your skin needs.