Microneedling uses tiny needles to create micro channels in the skin. These channels allow products to better penetrate the skin. This stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin, while enhancing the appearance of your skin.
What Skin Conditions Can be Treated With Microneedling?
- Acne scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loose skin
- Textured skin
- Large pose size
- Stretch Marks
- General skin textural irregularity
What Does a Microneedling Procedure Involve?
The skin is cleansed and numbing cream is applied to lessen discomfort. The microneedling pen has a disposable tip with tiny needles. It pieces the skin in the area that is being treated. After the procedure, a soothing serum is used to hydrate, heal, and protect the skin.
How does Microneedling work?
The pen slides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 0.1mm to 2.5 mm to create numerous tiny tunnels. The procedure prompts the body to respond with the creation of new collagen and elastin fibers. In response to the stimulus, the skin plumps, thickens and is smoothed reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles.
What Should I Expect After a Microneedling Treatment?
Most people experience mild redness and/or slight swelling 24-48 hours after their treatments. The appearance of the skin is similar to a sunburn. Sometimes, there is minor pinpoint bleeding and bruising.
How Long Until Results from Microneedling Are Visible?
Most people notice an improvement in the texture and look of their skin within a few days. The final effects won’t be visible for a few months.
What is the Downtime After Microneedling?
There is no downtime after a microneedling procedure. The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours of the procedure. Redness may last for up to 48 hours. ]
How to Care for Skin After a Microneedling Treatment
Skin protection and use a broad spectrum SPF
Use mineral makeup after the procedure
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
- Microneedling can be performed on all skin types.
- It dramatically increases the effectiveness and penetration of topical skin care products.
- Stimulates circulation and collagen production.
- Cost effective compared to other skin resurfacing.
- Can be used on various parts of the body including the scalp, face, body, and even fragile skin around the eyes, mouth, and neck.
What Effect Does Microneedling Have on the Skin?
- Improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines.
- Stimulates new collagen production for overall skin rejuvenation.
- Improves superficial acne and other scars.
- Reduces pore size.
- Can face stretch marks.
How Many Microneedling Session Are Required?
Microneedling can be safely repeated every 4 to 6 weeks, until desired results are achieved. The number of treatments required will depend on how the person, their age, and treatment goals. At Newport Face N Body, we usually recommend starting with 3 treatment spaced 4to 6 weeks apart.
For scar reduction, an average of 3 to 6 treatments is usually required. This will be discussed at the initial consultation.
What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated with Microneedling?
Microneedling can be used on all parts of the body. This includes the face, neck, décolleté, trunk, arms, legs, etc.
What are the Side-Effects of Microneedling?
There are no negative side-effects associated with microneedling. Mild redness immediately after the procedure is the only negative experience associated with the treatment.
Microneedling can be safely performed on all skin types and skin colors. There is minimal risk of pigment change or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
There are a few exceptions to to this rule; microneedling is not suitable for those who:
- Have used Accutane (isotretinoin) within the last 3 to 6 months
- Have open wounds, cuts, or abrasions on the skin
- Have had a radiation treatment to the skin within the last year
- Have any kind of current skin infection, or herpes simplex in the treatment area.
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have any history of keloid or hypertrophic scars
- Poor wound healing
How Much Does The Treatment Cost?
The cost of a single microneedling session for the face at Newport Face N Body is $250. Most people require more than one session. An estimate of how many sessions needed will be determined at the initial consultation. Packages may be purchased to save money on the total cost of the treatment. We currently offer a package of 3 facial microneedling sessions for $650.
What to Avoid After a Microneedling Treatment?
To ensure proper healing, we recommend avoiding products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids, (AHAs), retinol or Retin-A for 2-3 days. These can make your skin more sensitive. Sun exposure should also be avoided and a broad-spectrum UV sunblock should be used daily, but even more-so after a microneedling treatment.
Microneedling at Newport Face N Body
Newport Face N Body MedSpa, located in Irvine, CA provides microneedling for a variety of skin care concerns. Contact us today to see if microneedling is right for you.