As you may know, collagen and elastin are two of the essential ingredients for beautiful, youthful looking skin. Microneedling is a way to create new collagen and elastin to rejuvenate skin. Read on for some more information about microneedling!
What is microneedling?
Microneedling can be used to treat wrinkles, large pores, scars, and even stretch marks. In this procedure, very tiny needles are pushed into the skin in strategic places. This stimulates the creation of new collagen and elastin, which makes skin look smooth and firm. You can also opt for microneedling along with platelet rich plasma, a substance taken from your own body that has many nutrients and helps encourage new cells to grow – it’s a way to take microneedling to the next level.
Does microneedling hurt?
“Needles in the skin” may sound like torture, but it is not as painful as it sounds. The needles just barely break the skin, and before the procedure, your aesthetician will apply a numbing cream. Most patients report it feels like a little pinching or pricking sensation.
After the procedure, there is no downtime. Most patients have minor redness and irritation, much like a mild sunburn, which may last for a few days. You should avoid the sun after your treatment, and avoid high heat and sweating, at least for the rest of that day.
Can anyone get microneedling?
If you have tried home treatments and other spa treatments for your skin and they didn’t seem to do any good, microneedling may finally give you the results you want to see. It can be used for all skin tones and on anyone who is in good overall health.
Each treatment typically takes less than an hour, and the number of treatments you will need depends on the results you would like to see and what condition you are trying to correct.
Microneedling can give you toned, wrinkle-free, beautiful skin. It is a way to get the smooth, firm skin you have always wanted, without surgery or downtime. To discuss microneedling, set up a consultation at Advanced Dermatology Associates, P.A., in West Orange, New Jersey today! Call (973) 243-2300 for an appointment.