Is your skin looking or feeling a little lackluster recently? If you have several superficial skin concerns, such as dark spots or enlarged pores, you may be interested in finding a treatment that can address both of these problems at one time. Luckily for you, treatments such as microneedling at Wellskin Medical Spa in Dallas, TX can fully address your superficial skin concerns so you can feel more confident about your appearance.
How Soon Will You See Results From Microneedling?
Most people will be able to see the results of microneedling very quickly. Of course, like many other aesthetic treatments that resurface and rejuvenate the skin, the speed of your results will depend on a variety of factors. For example, one of the biggest factors that will determine how quickly you can see results is the severity of your skin concerns.
In general, people who have mild skin concerns will see results more quickly because the microneedling treatment will have less to do in terms of restoring the skin. Those who have severe concerns, particularly those with scars, may need a little longer to see the best results.
Many people will be able to notice immediate results within a few days after their initial treatment. During the first few days after your treatment, your skin will be flushed with fresh blood flow as the natural regenerative properties of your skin produce more collagen and elastin to heal the micro-wounds created by the treatment. Your healthier-looking skin will usually last for several days or weeks.
Some people may notice dramatic results as early as four to six weeks after their initial treatment. During this time, your skin looks dramatically better because new skin cells have risen to the skin surface and the collagen produced during your initial recovery period will be fully mature, which will reduce some of the textural concerns about your skin.
Finally, to get optimal results, it usually takes a few months. For those who have mild concerns, optimal results typically develop after two to three months, while those with severe concerns may only see optimal results after four to six months. Your optimal results will also depend on how well your body produces a higher level of collagen and how well you can maintain your results by following your aftercare instructions.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Many dermatologists recommend a series of at least three to six initial treatments to address most superficial skin concerns with a minimally invasive treatment such as microneedling. The number of treatments you will need will vary based on your specific skin concerns, your skin type, and even your age.
Younger people have a much easier time building new collagen, so younger people may require fewer treatments to achieve the same results as mature people. After we analyze your skin type and skin concerns, we will be able to make a better recommendation of how many treatments you will need to achieve your aesthetic goals.
What Is This Treatment Like?
This treatment is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation technique that stimulates your body’s natural regenerative abilities to produce natural collagen and elastin to improve the tone and texture of the skin. Usually, you can complete this treatment in about half an hour, based on the number of treatment areas you have. This treatment is generally comfortable because your skin will be prepped with a numbing cream.
Do You Have Preparation and Aftercare Instructions?
You will have to follow a few preparation and aftercare instructions to get the best results from this treatment. For preparation, you should discontinue using medications and supplements that may have blood thinning side effects, which can include Ibuprofen, aspirin, and supplements such as fish oil. It’s also important to avoid any harsh exfoliating products or treatments one week before your appointment.
As for after your appointment, it’s best if you can nourish, hydrate, and protect your skin to get the best results. During the first 12 to 24 hours, you should avoid makeup, chemical exfoliants such as retinol, and washing the face with hot water. It’s also a good idea to avoid excessive exercise, sweat, or steam. Using simple moisturizers during the first week will comfort your skin and speed up your recovery time.
What Can This Treatment Address?
This treatment is capable of addressing both textural and pigmented concerns. For example, this treatment is commonly used for anti-aging purposes to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, dark spots, melasma, skin laxity, dry skin, and dull-looking skin. This treatment is also often used to address post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, acne marks, acne scars, enlarged pores, and other skin concerns.
Because this treatment can be used on other areas of the body besides the face, it is also commonly used to tighten the skin on the neck or even minimize the appearance of stretch marks on other areas of the body, particularly the stomach and hips.
Where Can You Use This Treatment?
This treatment can be used on the face, neck, chest, back, underarms, hips, stomach, buttocks, and thighs. Although many people associate the treatment with only improving the skin on the face, skin on other areas of your body may also have unique challenges that can include stretch marks, acne scars, uneven skin tone, and skin laxity.
Is There a Best Age for This Treatment?
Although many people will begin to notice a change in their skin texture during their 30s or 40s, you can truly use microneedling during any stage of life. For example, this treatment is very commonly used by younger people to help in the treatment of acne and the reduction of acne scars.
Is There a Best Time for This Treatment?
This treatment can be used at any time of year to improve the tone and texture of the skin. However, if you are using this treatment to improve your appearance for a major life event, you may want to schedule your initial appointment at least six months before your special event to allow your results enough time to develop.
How Can You Maintain Your Results?
Maintaining the results of this treatment is easy when you know how to take care of your skin. The goal of your maintenance methods will be to prolong the healthy-looking appearance of your skin, which means protecting collagen and new skin cells produced by this treatment. Some of the best methods to maintain your results can include:
To maintain optimal results, it’s best if you schedule touch-up treatments at least once every six to 12 months. By doing this, you will be able to maintain the high collagen production in your skin, which will allow your skin texture to be smooth and healthy-looking. Frequent touch-up treatments can also ensure dark spots in sun damage won’t develop.
Using good quality skincare products can also help you maintain your results. For people who have acne-prone skin, to prevent acne scarring in the future and to maintain the smoothness of your skin, it’s best to use products that will control your acne breakouts. For those who are concerned about anti-aging, skin care products with anti-aging ingredients are usually a good idea, as these products can help maintain high collagen production in your skin.
After you achieve your optimal results with microneedling, you may be able to maintain these results with certain aesthetic treatments. For example, using chemical peels or other facials may be able to enhance the appearance of your skin. If you want to use other aesthetic treatments to complement this skin rejuvenation treatment, please let us know so we can identify the best treatments for you.
Finally, protecting your skin from the sun can go a long way to maintaining your desired results. The sun is responsible for almost all of your skin concerns, including broken capillaries, skin laxity, and dark spots. By using sun protection every day, you can prevent the major cause of your superficial skin concerns and prolong your desired results.
Get Healthier and Younger-Looking Skin Quickly
This treatment is ideal for virtually everyone. If you want to have healthier and younger-looking skin, a treatment that can resurface the skin and restore collagen production can be vastly beneficial. This treatment can produce results in as quickly as one to three months. If you think this treatment is right for you, contact Wellskin Medical Spa in Dallas, TX to schedule your initial consultation today.