Interested in Microneedling? 5 Things You NEED to Know
By Coastal Cosmetic | Jun 15, 2019 | Blog, Body Contouring, Skin Care
Scars are a natural part of life that many would argue are a beautiful reminder of things we’ve overcome. Although this is true, if you’ve experienced scarring to your face, the most recognizable and highly regarded area of your body, you may feel uncomfortable or insecure about how it affects your appearance. Investing in expensive creams and magic serums that don’t work can be a discouraging waste of money. However, many are raving about a revolutionary new procedure called microneedling and its success in treating a variety of skin problems. Here are 5 important things you should know about the treatment that can dramatically change your skin for the better.
Microneedling Uses the Body’s Own Healing Process
The physician performing your procedure will use a hand-held device called a SkinPen® to create tiny, controlled punctures in your skin. While the skin on your face will in no way appear damaged, these small punctures will trick the skin into believing it has been injured on a grander scale, triggering the body’s natural healing process. This process prompts the body to supply the skin with more collagen, a tissue that plays a large role in supporting the skin, which will result in a smoother, more supple appearance to your skin.
It’s Not as Painful as It Sounds
While the idea of hundreds of tiny needles piercing your face may sound excruciating, many report that the discomfort they feel during the procedure is actually quite minimal. Many practices take steps toward making your experience as comfortable as possible, and some will even apply a topical anesthetic cream to numb the area if needed. After the procedure, patients may expect their skin to feel dry, raw, or puffy during the healing process, but only for a short period of time.
It Treats a Variety of Conditions
Microneedling is extremely useful in treating a variety of conditions, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven complexion
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Stretch marks
Microneedling May Take More Than One Session
While most patients will only need one or two sessions to reach their desired results, patients with more serious scars, pocks, or skin damage may need three to five sessions to reach optimal results. It is suggested to wait a few weeks in between sessions to allow the skin to fully heal.
It Can Benefit a Wide Range of People
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for many skin care products or procedures to exclude certain skin types or colors. However, the natural healing process that guides the success of microneedling is shared by all skin types and tones, so any and all people that are good candidates for the procedure are welcome to experience the many benefits of microneedling.
Coastal Cosmetic Center’s highly skilled and compassionate team are ready to get you on the road to smoother, more radiant looking skin. If you live in Jacksonville, Fleming Island, or the surrounding area, contact Dr. Fee today to schedule your microneedling consultation.