Microneedling facial is a non-surgical skincare treatment offered at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL, conveniently located near Ottawa and Princeton. It quickly, safely, and effectively eliminates numerous skin concerns, and the results of treatment are durable. Today, we’re taking a closer look at this incredible skincare treatment, including how it works, how quickly it works, and who it is usually a good fit for.
How Does Microneedling facial Work?
Microneedling facial, otherwise known as collagen induction therapy, works by encouraging your skin to produce extra collagen. This protein is essential for your damaged skin cells to heal themselves. It is also crucial for the development of new skin cells. Furthermore, collagen induction therapy helps to improve the appearance of your skin by encouraging extra elastin production.
How Quickly Does This Treatment Work?
You can expect to start seeing improvements in your skin as soon as your treatment session is complete. For example, you will notice that your pores are much smaller, and you may notice tighter skin. However, it may be several weeks or months before you can enjoy your optimal results.
You can generally expect to need four to six weeks before your skin finishes producing extra collagen and elastin in response to the treatment. However, you should not expect to see your optimal results four to six weeks after your first treatment session if you have severe cosmetic concerns. While this treatment is highly effective, you may need three to six sessions spaced roughly four to six weeks apart to achieve your desired results.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
One of the most exciting benefits of collagen induction therapy is that it can be used to address a wide range of concerns. Often, people seek this treatment because they have skin texture concerns, like acne scars, stretch marks, and other types of scars. This treatment can correct skin texture concerns, but it can also eliminate many other problems, like:
- Whitehead breakouts
- Blackhead breakouts
- Dull skin
- Age spots
Another incredible benefit of this treatment is that it is very safe. In fact, the FDA has found it suitable for most relatively healthy adults. We just need to sit down with you and learn about your medical history and current health to verify that this treatment is appropriate for you. Another thing to love about this treatment is that it is extremely convenient. Generally, you can expect your session to take only 30 to 60 minutes to complete.
Who Usually Qualifies for This Treatment?
Generally, you can expect to qualify for this non-invasive skincare treatment if you are in fairly good health and concerned about the quality of your skin. However, it is important that you have realistic expectations about the process and results. It is also crucial that you are able to follow all preparation and aftercare guidelines to ensure that both your treatment and recovery go smoothly.
What Conditions Will Preclude Me From Treatment?
Some of the most common contraindications for this treatment include a history of keloid scarring, blood clotting disorders, like hemophilia, and active skin infections, like oral herpes or acne. You also will not be able to get microneedling if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Furthermore, your treatment will be postponed if there is an open wound at the planned treatment site.
What Will I Need to Do to Prepare for Treatment?
Since we can’t perform this treatment on irritated skin, you will need to take steps to protect your skin from sunburn and other forms of irritation. For example, you should wear at least an SPF 30 broad-spectrum sunscreen and limit your sun exposure during periods of strong UV radiation. You also should avoid waxing or using depilatory creams in the treatment areas.
Furthermore, you will not be able to use any skincare products that could irritate your skin, like anti-aging creams containing AHAs or BHAs or topical anti-acne medications containing retinol. Furthermore, drinking alcohol, consuming tobacco products, and taking blood-thinners or anticoagulants should be avoided prior to treatment.
How Should I Care for My Skin After Treatment?
After your collagen induction therapy session, it is crucial that you protect your skin from sun damage. Do your best to stay out of the sun, and wear adequate sun protection when UV exposure is unavoidable. It is also extremely important that you do not use any skincare products that could cause skin irritation for at least 48 hours after your treatment.
Another crucial aftercare guideline to follow is to stay hydrated. If you are dehydrated, it will take you longer to enjoy the final results of your treatment. You also need to avoid strenuous exercise and exposure to any environments that cause sweating for 24 hours after your microneedling facial session.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Collagen induction therapy can improve the health and appearance of your skin by increasing the production of collagen and elastin. If you think you could benefit from this safe, effective, versatile treatment, contact us today at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL to schedule your initial consultation and verify your candidacy for this treatment.