Your skin creates less collagen as you age, resulting in wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. In addition, you may have developed scars and large pores because of acne and other skin irregularities. One non-invasive treatment that reduces these cosmetic concerns and aging signs is microneedling in Mishawaka, but the procedure does have a few limitations.
Microneedling treatments use tiny needles to puncture the skin, signaling the body to create new skin cells and, therefore, new collagen. As a result, your skin could look firmer, smoother, and tighter as collagen builds up naturally and the healthy skin replaces damaged cells. Schedule a consultation at our medical rejuvenation spa if you are curious about the benefits and whether you are an ideal candidate.
What Happens When the Skin Begins to Age?
As we get older, our skin becomes weaker, drier, and looser. Over time gravity can take a toll on your skin, resulting in:
- Decrease of cell density
- Decrease of collagen fibers
- Decrease of elastic fibers
- Decrease of skin hydration
- Skin disease
Microneedling has helped patients from Mishawaka to combat these effects of aging.
What Results Can be Expected?
A skin rejuvenation treatment using microneedling will result in:
- A reduction in the amount of fine lines and wrinkles
- The elasticity of the skin will be improved
- The complexion of the skin will look more even-toned and pores will be minimized
- A reduction in sun damage and other environmental factors which can plague the skin over time
With a clinical microneedling skin rejuvenation treatment at our Mishawaka medical spa, the skin will become more even, brighter, younger, and healthier appearance.
Advantages of Microneedling
Clinical microneedling offers following advantages compared to other treatment methods:
- Shorter downtime compared to alternative methods of treatment like laser resurfacing
- The most technologically advanced device on the market today, with more power and precision versus other “pens,” which now have an FDA warning
- Suitable for all skin types, including darker skin tones
- Long lasting effects
- A minimum investment with MAXIMUM results
Steps to Take After a Microneedling Treatment
Since microneedling treatments kickstart the body’s healing process by creating micro-injuries within the skin, patients should take several steps to ensure proper healing. For example, maintaining a healthy skin care routine which involves daily use of a high SPF is essential for protecting the skin while it heals. In addition, avoiding excessive or unnecessary sun exposure helps prevent healing complications, such as scarring, infections, and hyperpigmentation.
Typically, Mishawaka microneedling patients see the initial results after a few weeks of recovery, including improvements in the skin’s outward appearance. Also the skin naturally continues to build up collagen as patients see subtle enhancements of their skin and facial contours in the months after microneedling. However, most patients experience mild to moderate redness and irritation within the first few days of recovery.
Maintaining microneedling enhancements is possible with additional treatment sessions spaced at least four to six weeks apart. However, scar reduction may need three to six sessions for the best possible results while collagen stimulation requires at least three treatments.
Candidate Qualifications for Microneedling
Though microneedling is minimally invasive, the treatment may not be safe or effective for all individuals. For instance, those who have a history of developing skin scars or who have issues with healing are not good candidates for the treatment. Further, local microneedling procedures could worsen active acne flare-ups by spreading bacteria across the skin on the needles which create the micro-injuries.
In addition to acne, individuals with skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis should avoid this procedure as it may worsen the conditions. Lastly, pregnant women must wait until they have given birth before undergoing microneedling treatments, as the body’s healing process could reduce the essential vitamins and nutrients getting to the baby.
Home vs. Professional Microneedling
Though it may be tempting to use an at-home microneedling device to achieve professional benefits without the cost, the results may not be ideal. A prominent reason that professional microneedling treatments in Mishawaka are more effective and safer are than home devices is the size of the needles. Professional microneedling devices use thinner, smaller needles to make more accurate micro-injuries, resulting in fewer complications during recovery.
Additionally, the smaller needles allow for deeper penetration within the skin, resulting in more substantial enhancements after treatment. Lastly, at-home devices are challenging to clean, which leads to a greater risk of injuries and skin infections, ultimately impacting the skin’s appearance and health.
Consult with Us About Microneedling in Mishawaka
If you need to kickstart the collagen production in your skin, microneedling in Mishawaka might be for you. Contact us to set up a visit to our state-of-the-art plastic surgery practice and learn how we can help you achieve your desired look.