Sun exposure, genetics, age, and certain skin conditions can affect your skin’s appearance. While a good skincare regime helps maintain your skin, it often does not eliminate the appearance of imperfections like wrinkles, fine lines, enlarged pores, stretch marks, and acne scarring. If you have any of the above imperfections, you may be happy to know that Modern Aesthetica offers Santa Monica aesthetics procedures such as microneedling, photofacial, cosmetic injections, and PDO thread lifts. These minimally invasive treatments give you younger-looking skin and improve your overall outlook.
This article focuses on microneedling – a treatment that uses a handheld tool with small needles to create microscopic punctures in your skin. Although microneedling is growing in popularity, there is still a lot of misconception about it. Here are some enlightening facts to clear things up.
Treatment is comfortable
The thought of needles might be nerve-wracking, but microneedling is tolerable for most people. First, the microneedling device’s needles are so thin that they cause tiny injuries. Additionally, before treatment, your provider uses a topical anesthetic cream to numb the skin area so you don’t experience pain during the procedure. However, there will always be a certain pain level since the treatment involves needles piercing your skin. Because people have different pain thresholds, the experience often varies from person to person. The procedure is likely to be painful if it involves prominent bony parts.
Results take time
Do not expect perfect-looking skin immediately after a microneedling session. You may experience short-term swelling, redness, and skin flaking; these side effects last a few days. Therefore, do not worry if your skin is not looking the greatest after a microneedling session. You may notice results as early as four to six weeks post-treatment, but sometimes It may take up to three months.
Works well on all skin types
Collagen induction therapy or microneedling is a great treatment, whether you have dark or light skin. It works on dry or oily skin and is effective on old or young individuals with pigmentation issues. The benefits of microneedling are numerous – from lessening skin discoloration to tightening skin and reducing pore size. However, there is one caveat; microneedling treatment is inappropriate for individuals who suffer regular acne breakouts.
However, there is a risk of hyperpigmentation and scarring, especially if the procedure is done improperly. Ultimately, you should always ensure your service provider is a board-certified dermatologist. You also want to do your research to ensure they are experienced and will be able to assist adequately.
Microneedling has some risks
Although microneedling is generally safe, it does come with certain restrictions and risks. Your dermatologist may recommend against this treatment if you have rosacea, eczema, or active acne. Microneedling over an infection or inflamed acne can spread the bacteria and worsen things for your face, causing long-term disfiguring effects. This treatment is also not recommended for people with a history of keloids.
Although at-home microneedling rollers are available, the procedure should be performed by a dermatologist for the best results.
Consult your specialist at Modern Aesthetica to know how you can benefit from microneedling.