Microneedling is a popular treatment that has the ability to significantly improve your skin and create a glowing complexion that lasts. Whether you’re new to the world of non-surgical aesthetic procedures or are a seasoned vet, microneedling is one of our favorite treatments offered at the practice.
Here are the 5 reasons to try it.
Microneedling can do it all
Unlike other, more targeted treatments, microneedling has the ability to address a whole host of skin conditions. It’s used to treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues.
Microneedling treats more than just the face
Using a super-fine needle in the handheld device, we’re able to safely and effectively target not only the face, but additionally the neck, back, arms, and hands. The treatments minimize cellular damage and remodel scar tissue, all while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
Microneedling is a great non-surgical option
Unlike risky facelifts and other dangerous procedures, microneedling is a quick and (mostly) pain-free solution to your aesthetic concerns. The procedure itself only takes 30 minutes, though the actual time will depend on the size of the treatment area and a numbing agent will be applied prior to the start, making the sensation from the needles mild.
Finally, there’s minimal downtime, and you can resume your regular routine in a week. Drastic measures like surgery involve much lengthier and more painful recovery processes, making microneedling a great option to look into before taking extreme measures.
Microneedling encourages new collagen production
The microneedling pen repeatedly penetrates the skin layer, creating micro-injuries. The pen-like device has a sterile cartridge-tip with 12 micro-needles. The device is gently pressed across your skin, gliding over the entire treatment area.
Although this might sound alarming at first, it’s actually pretty straightforward. By injuring the skin, microneedling forces cellular regrowth. The process of regrowth increases the production of collagen, a fibrous protein found naturally in the skin that is responsible for skin strength and elasticity. As we age, collagen naturally dissipates, meaning that keeping new collagen coming in is vital for healthy skin.
Microneedling keeps getting better
Following your treatment, you’ll likely be a bit red and irritated, which is perfectly normal. However, after that clears up you’ll soon begin to notice smoother, tighter skin. Optimal results will show up closer to eight weeks after the treatment, making this the treatment that keeps on giving. Still, depending on your aesthetic goal, keep in mind you may need three treatments before you see desired results.
We use SkinPen— the world’s first FDA-cleared microneedling device. At Boise Dermatology & Medspa, we have the highest standards for all of our treatments.
Look and feel your best no matter what your skin currently looks like. If you’re ready to transform your skin with microneedling, give us a call: (208) 888-0660.