Prolonged sun exposure and the effects of aging can be really rough on your skin. Problems like skin blemishes and wrinkles give away your age like nothing else. If you have noticed the development of wrinkles and sunspots recently, you are probably exploring your facial rejuvenation options. Many people have been discovering how a minimally-invasive technique called microneedling can help treat problems like these without the need to undergo surgery.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an innovative facial rejuvenation treatment in which we coax your body into producing new collagen to renew the health and appearance of your skin. The treatment offers a number of advantages over some forms of cosmetic surgery, like the ability to treat aging skin without incisions. Since we are not making deep alterations to your skin, your downtime will be virtually nonexistent.
What Conditions Are Treated by Microneedling?
Needling has been proven to be safe and effective in reducing skin problems like lines, wrinkles, creases, stretch marks, blemishes, rosacea, and scars caused by acne, injury, or other forms of trauma. We can discuss the treatable conditions in more detail at your consultation.
What Is a Microneedling Treatment Like?
We pass a device covered in tiny, sterile needles over the surface of your skin. This forms thousands of micro-channels in the outer skin layer. Your body responds to this light damage by removing damaged skin tissue and replacing it with newer skin that displays fewer skin problems.
Most patients notice excellent results from their needling treatments. One key point is that some patience will be required to obtain ideal results, since we are working with your body and its innate healing abilities. It may take a few months to see your full results, but this gradual improvement is also an advantage to many patients who prefer treatment options that do not involve drastic, sudden changes in the appearance of their face.
Many patients choose to undergo multiple microneedling treatment sessions, since each individual session will build upon the results of prior treatments.
What Should I Do After My Treatment?
You should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun after your facial rejuvenation procedure. Avoid applying any topical skin care products that may irritate your skin, as the microscopic holes created by the treatment will remain open for up to 24 hours after your treatment session.
For the same reason, you should avoid applying makeup for 24 hours after your procedure to prevent any irritating ingredients from penetrating beneath the surface of your skin.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you would like more information about microneedling, such as whether you would make a suitable candidate for the treatment, the professionals at Smooth Medical Aesthetics & Wellness Spa in Burbank would be happy to help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!