Microneedling Therapy in St. Louis
Its name may sound a little daunting, but microneedling therapy works. Doctors, nurses, and aestheticians agree this treatment is a better way to do a facial. It is a fantastic and effective treatment for acne scars, hyper-pigmentation, and many other signs of unhealthy skin.
Over time, genetic and environmental factors cause our skin to age visibly. Collagen is lost, and elasticity diminishes.
Microneedling is a process known as Collagen Induction Therapy.
During the procedure, small needles cause superficial damage to the skin, stimulating skin cell regeneration. As the skin heals, new collagen forms, causing the skin to thicken and tighten. Traditional facials will have you looking great for a few days, but microneedling lasts much longer.
A decrease in fine lines and wrinkles makes your skin look radiant and smooth. The texture and firmness of your face improve, and scars, stretch marks, and pore size all diminish.
Instead of looking good for a few days as is the case with traditional facials, your skin is smooth and radiant for much longer through collagen induction therapy. You are left with fresh, plump skin and decreased fine lines and wrinkles. Additional benefits of microneedling therapy include improved texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, stretch marks, and pore size.
Initial results post-treatment are temporary redness, and peeling or flaking of skin. This could last for a couple of days as the old layer of skin begins to shed. After a few more days, the former skin is gone, and new youthful skin emerges. Individual timeframes and results may vary.
To achieve the best results, a minimum of 4 treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart is highly recommended.
The ultimate goal of this procedure is to not only treat the pre-existing wrinkles and scars but to penetrate below the surface before new wrinkles form. In turn, aged skin is replaced by healthier, renewed skin.
Regular microneedling treatments several times per year will dramatically improve not only the appearance of your skin but more importantly, the overall health of your skin.
How a Microneedling Procedure Works
A minimum of four treatments spaced four to six weeks apart is recommended for best results. Some patients are worried about pain; however, a numbing cream is applied topically to the entire face before the procedure begins.
These procedures treat pre-existing wrinkles and scars, and they penetrate the skin below the surface before new wrinkles can form. Aged skin gets replaced by healthier, rejuvenated skin.
Regular microneedling treatments several times a year will improve the appearance and health of your skin.
Why Should You Receive a Microneedling Procedure?
Over time, your body ages, causing your skin visible damage. Environmental and genetic factors play a part in this. You lose collagen and elasticity relaxes. The resulting skin has blemishes, scars, and stretch marks.
Doctors, nurses, and aestheticians agree that microneedling works. It is a better way to do a facial because it’s a useful treatment for acne, hyper-pigmentation, and other signs of unhealthy skin.
Microneedling is even great for other areas of the body with stretch marks or saggy skin, like the legs, chest, or butt.
Who Should Use Microneedling?
Anyone looking for smoother skin, reduced stretch marks, and scars, improved acne symptoms, or smaller pores should consider microneedling. Because it doesn’t use heat, it works well for all skin types and colors.
It works for acne scarring by smoothing out the skin and filling in all of the little scars accumulated over time. It also clears up any bumps caused by clogged pores.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What conditions can be treated with microneedling?
Sagging skin, stretch marks, acne scarring, wrinkles, and much more.
What will I look like after treatment?
You may have redness and mild swelling that looks like a sunburn for 24-48 hours, or slight bleeding or bruising. Individual timeframes and results may vary.
Does microneedling hurt?
Numbing cream is applied before the procedure, but you may experience mild discomfort. More sensitive areas include the forehead and upper lip area.
The feeling is often described as lightly rubbing sandpaper across the face. It is usually described by our patients as mildly uncomfortable, not painful.
Are there any side effects?
Initially, you may experience temporary redness, peeling, or flaking. This lasts for a few days as the old layer of skin sheds.
What about post-treatment care?
Avoid makeup for the rest of the day. Stay away from skin creams like retinol for a few days, and if you are sent home with any growth serum, continue to apply it before bed until it’s gone.
If you use growth serum the next morning, you may return to your regular makeup routine.
Microneedling is available at our St. Louis location.