In recent years, microneedling has earned its status as one of the most in-demand cosmetic treatments on the market. Microneedling uses a tool called a dermal roller made up of multiple microscopic needles to create tiny patterns on the skin. This stimulates the body’s healing capabilities by breaking up old collagen chains and prompting the formation of new, healthy collagen. This leads to healthier, smoother skin with improved elasticity. When performed by an experienced and licensed skin care professional like the experts at AYA™ Medical Spa, microneedling treatments can provide dramatic results for several facial imperfections.
Microneedling is Very Versatile
Microneedling is among the most versatile cosmetic treatments available. It can be safely applied to all skin types and tones. The new collagen produced during microneedling can help patients reduce the appearance of wrinkles, minimize pore size, help promote skin tightening, treat acne scars, and improve the appearance of stretch marks.
Pain is Minimal and Recovery is Simple
Microneedling is a simple procedure with very minimal downtime needed for recovery. Before treatment begins, a topical anesthetic cream is applied to limit any potential discomfort. Although there may be some slight redness or bleeding following your treatment, these effects are typically very brief and your skin should recover after just a day or two. In order to recover smoothly, we do recommend applying sunscreen and avoiding excess sunlight in the days following your treatment.
Microneedling Can be a Perfect Complement to Cosmetic Laser Treatments
In order to get the most out of their treatments, patients at AYA™ have the option to combine other cosmetic treatments including cosmetic laser treatments. Undergoing microneedling treatments between laser treatments can provide patients with more comprehensive skin resurfacing and rejuvenation results. We recommend taking 4 – 6 weeks between microneedling treatments, which should leave ample time to receive and recover from a laser treatment in between sessions.
If you’re interested in trying microneedling but aren’t sure where to start, contact AYA™ Medical Spa today to schedule a complimentary skin care analysis. During your appointment, our skin care professionals will discuss your goals and help determine which skin care treatments and products will be able to help you achieve the rejuvenated appearance you deserve. You can also stay connected with AYA™ by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for more skincare tips and news.