What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an effective and innovative solution for many complexion concerns, including hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, and more. Microneedling uses a device that causes microscopic wounds to the treatment site (don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt), which triggers a rush of collagen production within the body. A standard microneedling regimen can help reveal younger-looking skin, thanks to this prolonged collagen boost.
Microneedling can be combined with other treatments to further highlight these results. For example, many popular treatments include using microneedling to deliver specialized serums to deeper dermis layers. Overall, microneedling is an excellent solution for individuals who want a more youthful complexion without resorting to surgery or more intense treatments.
How Does It Work?
Microneedling is performed with a handheld device, which contains multiple fine-tip needles. The device automatically uses the needles to quickly puncture the skin’s surface, thus creating the microscopic wounds that stimulate collagen production. Before the procedure is performed, you will need to have clean skin that’s free from any makeup or moisturizers. Your Derma Tech specialist will move the device across the skin throughout the duration of the treatment; each procedure usually takes about 45 minutes to perform.
Is It Painful?*
You might hear the word “needles” and think that microneedling is painful, but it’s surprisingly not. Many patients compare microneedling to feeling sandpaper being moved across the skin’s surface. If you’re worried you’ll be uncomfortable during your procedure, your Derma Tech specialist can numb the area so you won’t experience any discomfort. Your skin may feel slightly sensitive after the treatment, so you should wear sunscreen to protect it from UVA/UVB rays.
Am I A Good Candidate For Microneedling?
You’re a good candidate for microneedling if you have mild- to- moderate signs of aging, like fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Candidates with acne or trauma scarring may also see significant relief from this procedure. You may also be a candidate for microneedling if you’re pregnant or nursing and don’t want to undergo a skin treatment that involves chemicals.
*Individual Results May Vary.
Take the First Step
Ready to reveal your most radiant self? Then it’s time to schedule your Microneedling consultation at Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, Missouri today. You can fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at (417) 206-4884. You can also browse our online skincare shop and we’ll ship directly to your door! Serving the greater Southwest Missouri area.