What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is used to treat many skin conditions safely and effectively without the potential side effects and long downtime of lasers and cosmetic surgery. Microneedling tightens and lifts the skin, improving the skin’s texture and effectively treating scars. It is effective regardless of your age or skin type. Microneedling at The Art Of Massage & Skincare involves a trained practitioner and little risk for a minimally invasive procedure that promises excellent results.
Microneedling treats a wide range of skin conditions. It is used to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, as well as shrink pores. Microneedling also smooths fine lines and wrinkles. It is particularly well suited for fading acne scars. It can also be used as an anti-aging treatment. Microneedling plumps skin and improves its appearance.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure. It does not have the long downtime associated with many skincare procedures. You can return to your regular routine immediately. A light application of makeup for a few days is all you need to look presentable in public. After a day or two, there should be no visible reminder of the procedure. Microneedling at TAOM & Skincare offers many benefits and few drawbacks. While home microneedling kits are available, they are very different from the procedure offered by experienced practitioners. Studies have not concluded whether these at-home devices are safe or whether they provide the same results as those performed in-office.
Q: What conditions does microneedling treat?
A: Microneedling is used to treat both old and new acne scars, stretch marks, sagging skin, and fine lines. It can also be used to improve the general tone and firmness of the skin as well as reduce pore size.
Q: What should I expect during the procedure?
A: The practitioner will first clean your skin thoroughly. You may then have a numbing cream applied to your skin to help you stay relaxed and comfortable during the procedure. The microneedling device is then rolled over your skin. The needles penetrate the upper layer of skin. After the microneedling procedure is complete, a serum is applied to the treatment area to help the skin heal and provide hydration.
Q: What will I look like after the procedure?
A: Some redness is normal immediately after the procedure, but it fades quickly. By 48 hours after the microneedling process, the skin should return to normal. You may also experience some areas of slight pin-prick bleeding as well.
Q: Does it hurt?
A: It is normal to experience a little discomfort during the procedure. Talk to your practitioner about the use of a numbing cream to alleviate this issue.
Q: Is the procedure risky?
A: Like other skin procedures, there is a risk of post-operative infection, but it is very small. The pin-pricks created by the microneedling device close within an hour of the procedure, so, as long as the work is done in a hygienic setting, the odds of infection are incredibly small.
Q: Who should avoid this procedure?
A: While microneedling is considered a safe procedure, there are some people who should avoid or postpone treatment. Individuals who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding should postpone treatment. Current open wounds or abrasions on the treatment area are also a reason to delay treatment. Anyone who has received radiation therapy to the skin within the previous 12 months is not a candidate for this procedure. Individuals with current skin infections or herpes simplex in the treatment area should not receive treatment. Lastly, individuals who have a history of healing poorly, or developing hypertrophic or keloid scars should not undergo microneedling.
Q: When will I see results?
A: Most people see results after their first treatment. Treatments can be repeated every four to six weeks. The number of treatments depends on the individuals goals, and treatments can be repeated until the client is happy with the results. Generally, four to six treatments, spaced 30 days apart, are used for general skin firming and tone improving reasons. For scar reduction, three to six treatments.
Q:How long does treatment take?
A:Depends on the area treated. Face takes approx 30 minutes.
Q:Can you add other treatments with this procedure?
A:Yes, you can also add AHA peel and Celluma LED light for anti aging.
What Imperfections Can Be Treated With Microneedling?
- Fine Lines
- Texture Improvement
- Acne Scars
- Facial Scar Revision
- Stretch Marks
- Body Scar Revisions
- Enlarged Pores
- Lip Lines
- Hair Loss and Balding