Microneedling: A (Very Real!) Fountain Of Youth
Ah, collagen – the closest thing we have to real-life age reversal. As we get older, our bodies naturally slow down the production of this incredible protein; a lack of it can lead to the acceleration of skin aging. Microneedling promotes collagen production, which gives you that youthful glow and soft skin.
Microneedling is exactly what it sounds like, except without the pain. This cool procedure involves the insertion of tiny, sterilized needles into the skin. Once these microneedles are applied across the target area, the body’s natural response is to then create collagen in the area that has been needled. Not to worry, though: this treatment is virtually painless, and you can rest assured that you’re in the best hands for the job.
Microneedling offers fairly immediate results.
Nearly as soon as the treatment is over, your skin should look fuller, radiant, and irresistibly smooth for the next couple of weeks. On a short-term basis, it renews the appearance of skin and makes it look more robust; reducing flaws such as inflammation and blemishes.
However, because the true power of microneedling comes from adherence to a beauty regimen incorporating it, people should expect to see the most intense results after a few sessions. Microneedling guarantees skin improvement over time and is scientifically backed. It is recommended to space microneedling sessions at least one month apart in order to fully take advantage of the increase in collagen and skin elasticity.
You can boost your results with serums.
We love using hydrating serums with hyaluronic acid in conjunction with our microneedling sessions. We truly enjoy the opportunity to drive in hydration, and fully believe that that’s a joy all of our clients should experience; antioxidants are favorites as well. We also love a serum-drenched sheet mask right after a microneedling session to fully help unlock your treatment potential.
Rethink Your Other Beauty Treatments
It is important to be mindful of any hair removal practices before undergoing microneedling. Refrain from harsh and intensive treatments like electrolysis, waxing, or lasering at least 2 weeks before your appointment. These procedures temporarily increase the sensitivity of your skin, and thus more prone to undesired irritation. This recommended timeframe provides your skin with a proper rest period to recover between treatments.
Shaving body hair within a few days of your treatment should be fine, though it is considered a good practice to leave a 24-48 hour period before your booked session to prevent any skin irritation.
You should also wait approximately four weeks after any filler injections before scheduling a microneedling session to allow for those solutions to properly absorb into your skin.
If you follow our guidelines to the letter, you’re left with the most important question of all: When will you see the final results?
With all skin treatments, there proves to be both a definitive and individual answer, depending on your expectations and desires.
Generally, you should start to see noticeable improvements in your skin’s texture and its clarity within a week. Within this time, the redness from the treatment itself should be cleared up. For some individuals, small breakouts might occur at this stage. Over the following weeks, the production of collagen at these target sites should accelerate significantly which will leave behind a glowing, radiant appearance.
For most people, one to three microneedling sessions spaced out over as many months should be adequate enough for those seeking to resolve skin aging and to achieve your desired results.
For skin challenges like scarring, stretch marks, and skin looseness, you may need three to six treatments to see optimal improvement. Remember that skin care is a marathon, not a sprint, and that the results of microneedling are permanent no matter how many or few sessions you undergo.
Do you want to strive to maximize the benefits of your facial treatment? Following our tips will certainly help you get every moment’s worth of your time spent with us. At Caviar Skin Clinic, our team will provide you with every step and instruction needed to maintain the benefits of your facial therapy, even weeks after your session with us.