Seeking a way to improve the overall texture and appearance of your skin? Microneedling might be the solution you need. With its minimally invasive approach, microneedling tackles various skin issues.
Today, let’s answer some of the questions most people think about Microneedling. Check out this blog post for more information to catch!
Microneedling, What Is This About?
Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive procedure that stimulates collagen and elastin production. It employs tiny, sterilized needles to create microscopic punctures in the skin.
These micro-injuries initiate a healing response in the body, encouraging the skin to produce new collagen and elastin.
How Does Microneedling Work
So, how does it work?
Microneedling utilizes minuscule needles to create numerous vertical microscopic channels within your skin.
This innovative process triggers your skin’s inherent healing capabilities, creating fresh collagen and elastin, a technique often referred to as collagen induction therapy.
At Cheeky, we employ the advanced SkinPen technology—the only FDA-approved microneedling device—to ensure the safest and most efficient treatments.
By resurfacing the top layers of your skin, microneedling enhances skin texture, provides a more uniform skin tone, and diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, stretch marks, and acne scarring.
This treatment is a favorite among our staff due to its impressive results and minimal downtime.
Contrary to what you might think, microneedling is not generally a painful procedure. A topical anesthetic enters the affected area before the treatment to minimize discomfort. Patients often describe the sensation as similar to sandpaper moving across the skin.
How Soon Can I Expect Results?
The rate at which you’ll see results from microneedling varies depending on your skin condition and how your body responds to the treatment. However, most people notice an instant “glow” to their skin, and visible changes usually appear within a few weeks.
Can Microneedling Cause Skin Damage?
When performed by a skilled professional, microneedling is safe and won’t ever cause long-term damage to the skin. The needles used are extremely fine and only create microscopic punctures in the top layer of the skin.
Does Microneedling Work on All Skin Types?
Yes, one of the major benefits of microneedling is its versatility. It suits most skin types and can address various concerns, including acne scars, large pores, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.
How Often Should I Get Microneedling?
The number of treatments depends on your skin goals and the recommendation of your skincare professional. On average, waiting at least four to six weeks between treatments is suggested.
Can I Do Microneedling at Home?
While at-home microneedling devices are available, they are less effective and safe than professional treatments. A skincare professional can tailor the treatment to your needs and ensure the procedure is performed safely.
What Are the Side Effects of Microneedling?
Like any skincare treatment, microneedling can have some side effects, which are usually minor and temporary. Right after treatment, your skin may seem to look red and feel a bit like it’s sunburned.
You may also experience some skin dryness or flaking for a few days. However, these effects typically subside within a couple of days.
Can Microneedling Help with Acne?
Yes, microneedling can be beneficial for acne sufferers. Promoting collagen growth can help reduce the appearance of acne scars. Moreover, the process can enhance the absorption of topical acne treatments, making them more effective.
Can I Use Makeup After Microneedling?
It would be best to wait at least 24 hours after microneedling before applying makeup. This allows your skin time to recover and reduces the risk of irritating the treated area.
Is Microneedling Safe for Older Skin?
Absolutely! Microneedling can be particularly beneficial for older skin. Our skin’s natural collagen and elastin production slows down as we age. Microneedling stimulates the body to create more of these key proteins, which can help to restore elasticity and lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
The Misconception: Microneedling is Only for the Face
Contrary to popular belief, microneedling is not just for the face. It can be effectively used on any part of the body where skin rejuvenation is desired, including the neck, décolletage, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.
What We Offer at Cheeky Med Spa
For more pronounced results, we offer several supplemental treatments in combination with microneedling at all Cheeky locations.
Microneedling+ PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)
This involves drawing and centrifuging your blood to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. The plasma, enriched with your body’s proteins and growth factors, is microneedled into your skin.
This promotes removing dead and damaged cells and cues your body to repair the microneedles area, resulting in fuller, tighter, suppler skin and faster recovery.
Microneedling+ PRP+Topical Botox
Experience all the benefits mentioned above, along with the many perks of topical botox. Unlike botox injections, which focus on reducing muscle movement, topical botox significantly enhances skin by reducing redness, and spider veins, treating adult acne, tightening skin, and minimizing pore size.
This treatment works wonders for people with rosacea, adult acne, fine lines/wrinkles, and enlarged pores.
Microneedling+ PRP+Topical Sculptra
The addition of topical Sculptra amplifies collagen and elastin production, improving skin laxity, fine lines, and uneven complexion. Sculptra is a biostimulator composed of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA).
This treatment can help you achieve the flawless skin you’ve always wanted, giving you a naturally airbrushed glow without makeup.
Microneedling+ PDO AfterGlo™
A hydrating skin booster composed of PDO (Polydioxanone) in powder form and Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA smoothens rough surfaces, provides a protective layer for moisture retention, and strengthens the skin to boost elasticity and resilience.
It can effectively tackle the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and skin texture abnormalities. The result? A remarkable glow and luminosity that is unparalleled.
Choosing Cheeky MedSpa for Your Microneedling Needs
At Cheeky MedSpa, your beauty and satisfaction are our priorities. Our experienced team, armed with the latest technology, is here to guide you on your journey to healthier skin. Why settle for less when you can opt for the best?
So, ready to see the transformation microneedling can bring? Book your appointment at Cheeky MedSpa today! Explore our other skin-enhancing services like Dysport, PDO Threads, and Dermaplaning to complete your beauty regimen.
Get ready to show the world a more radiant and confident you!