Micro-Needling at Michelle Esthetics
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Our skin protects us from the elements, shields our bodies from infections, and helps regulate our body temperatures. It’s a vital organ that’s crucial to our health and wellness. It’s also constantly exposed to threats. Aging, environmental effects, and injury are unavoidable for our skin.
There are countless over-the-counter creams, at-home remedies, and surgical procedures people turn to for skin rejuvenation. Unfortunately, many such topical treatments are ineffective, and not all procedures are not right for every person or every skin condition.
Microneedling is a viable and effective option for individuals looking to correct skin damage or imperfections. The treatment is minimally invasive and essentially catalyzes skin reparation.
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a safe and straightforward procedure with a significantly lower level of risk than other treatments.
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What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure in which a trained dermatologist or esthetician uses a device with tiny needles known as a dermaroller to prick the skin in the treatment area. The body senses the minor damage and, in response, elevates collagen production and initiates reconstructive mechanisms.
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that is vital to your skin’s health, durability, and resilience. Your body’s collagen production diminishes over time due to aging and skin damage, and that reduction often leads to wrinkles, changes in skin tone, discoloration, and other imperfections.
Microneedling essentially tricks your body into thinking it has suffered more damage than the fine needles actually cause. As a result, it heals scars, smooths wrinkles, and eliminates discoloration by overproducing collagen to heal the microdamage.
What Does Microneedling Treat?
Microneedling treatment is versatile and can be used to address several types of skin-related problems. Some such issues include:
- Acne scars
- Age spots caused by sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles on the face
- Large pores
- Scars caused by injury, some surgical procedures, or dermatologic removals
- Diminished skin elasticity
- Skin discoloration and uneven skin tone (hyperpigmentation)
- Stretch marks in the abdomen and thighs
One of microneedling’s biggest benefits is its convenience. Almost all adults in good health are suitable candidates for this treatment. The procedure is minimally invasive, involves only a topical numbing agent, and requires no downtime. The prep and procedure take about two hours in total, depending on the extent of your skin damage.
Microneedling is also a more cost-effective and safe anti-aging cosmetic treatment compared to laser treatments. Its side effects are generally mild and dissipate within a few days.
As we age, our bodies’ production of elastin and collagen slows. These chemicals are vital for skin elasticity, resilience, and smoothness. Microneedling elevates the production of both substances, which can visibly improve the skin’s appearance.
Acne can be a persistent problem that requires ongoing changes to your skincare regimen. Fortunately, microneedling can eradicate blackheads, get rid of acne scarring, and shrink your pores, giving you what looks like practically new skin.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling works by prompting your body to heal itself, reducing your visible signs of aging and skin damage. The procedure delivers micro-punctures to the treatment area using a device that features short, sharp needles. Your body registers the micro-injuries as more serious injuries, which drives it to boost its production of collagen.
At Michelle Esthetics, the microneedling procedure is administered in a comfortable office setting. Your esthetician will likely advise you to discontinue certain skin creams, acne treatments, or medications if they will hinder the procedure’s effectiveness or increase your risk of side effects.
The procedure involves sterilizing your skin as well as the microneedling device to minimize your odds of contracting an infection. The provider will then anesthetize the treatment area.
Then, using the microneedling device (a small handheld pen), they’ll make the needle pricks across the treatment area. This is why it’s important to receive treatment from skilled and experienced estheticians such as those at Michelle Esthetics. Improper puncture placement can lead to unwanted and uncomfortable complications.
Once the procedure is complete, your esthetician will administer a post-procedure cream or serum to promote healing, and you’ll be able to resume your day.
Microneedling vs. Home Rollers
Microneedling is carried out by trained professionals using FDA-approved medical devices. It’s safe when it’s administered by a skilled provider, but microneedling devices can harm the blood vessels and nerves if improperly utilized. To minimize your odds of infection, it’s crucial that you receive treatment from seasoned estheticians like those at Michelle Esthetics.
There aren’t any DIY, over-the-counter devices that are FDA-approved for at-home microneedling. Home rollers, which you can purchase for self-treatment, feature shorter and blunter needles. Dermarolling cannot reach deep enough into the skin to produce new collagen or achieve the same results as microneedling.
Home rollers can only remove dead skin. They cannot address skin discoloration, scarring, or wrinkles. Applying enough pressure to puncture the skin using a home roller is painful, dangerous, and likely to cause irreversible damage.
If you decide to undergo microneedling therapy, it’s imperative that you visit a reputable provider such as Michelle Esthetics. At-home skin-care products almost always do more harm than good, especially if you try to self-administer a skin needling treatment to sensitive skin. Professional microneedling is the only safe way to go.
Microneedling at Michelle Esthetics
Michele Esthetics is a full-service med spa with years of microneedling experience. Our dedication to ongoing training and skill development and our commitment to cutting-edge techniques empower us to provide the safest procedures possible for every one of our clients.
At Michelle Esthetics, we prioritize our clients at all times. We believe solid relationships are crucial to performing safe and effective procedures. We strive to understand your aesthetic goals and to educate you about our treatments.
Our licensed estheticians have the foundational knowledge and the technical prowess to deliver extraordinary results. We are available for free consultations to evaluate your cosmetic concerns, answer questions about microneedling, and assess your candidacy for this procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does microneedling actually work?
Yes. Microneedling has been proven effective at smoothing wrinkles, reducing the appearance of scars, and improving skin discoloration. The procedure is approved by the FDA for adult patients of all skin types.
Optimal results typically require four sessions spaced three to six weeks apart. The apparentness and duration of the results will depend on the nature of the damage being corrected and your overall physiological health.
How long does microneedling last?
Generally, microneedling results last for six to twelve months. The anatomy of your skin, the scope of the treatment, and your post-treatment skincare regimen will influence the longevity of those results.
Is microneedling worth the money?
We believe that microneedling is more than worth it. It’s a cheaper alternative to laser treatments and injectable fillers, and it’s also less invasive. Better yet, it’s highly effective at smoothing wrinkles, improving skin tone, and reducing the appearance of scars.
Consulting with a qualified medspa such as Michelle Esthetics is the best way to learn about the potential outcomes of microneedling for your skin and to determine if it can help you meet your aesthetic goals.
Is microneedling safe?
When administered by skilled aestheticians such as those at Michelle Esthetics, microneedling is safe and low-risk. Experienced providers can ensure that the microneedling device and your skin are sterilized to limit the risk of infection, and they can safely administer the procedure and advise you on post-treatment care.
Individuals with active infections, a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring, inflammatory dermatoses, a history of herpes simplex virus in the perioral area, scleroderma, collagen vascular disease, clotting disorders, and people who are immunosuppressed are not good candidates for microneedling.