Microneedling Treatment Specialist Q&A
Learn the benefits of microneedling and how it helps combat aging skin at Synergy. For more information, call us today at Synergy or schedule an appointment online! We are conveniently located at 105-3960 Quadra Street Victoria BC V8X 4A3 Canada.
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Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that is gaining popularity as an ant-aging treatment. It is performed on a patient’s skin using a small handheld device that pricks the surface of the skin with tiny, sterilized needles. When the needles prick the skin, it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin below the skin’s surface to be used to heal the skin. Our bodies naturally produce both types of cells, with production slowing down as we get older, and particularly once we hit 30. By stimulating the growth of additional collagen cells, our skin will heal on itself, with the added benefit of the collagen and elastin improving the overall texture, smoothness and appearance of the skin. Microneedling has been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines through the body’s natural healing process of fixing the microscopic holes left by the microneedles. Microneedling can also help with acne, hyperpigmentation or dark spots on the skin, scars, stretch marks, reduced skin elasticity and sun damage in addition to treating wrinkles and fine lines. Here at Synergy Anti-Aging we use SkinPen MicroNeedling because of its superior technology and glowing, stunning results.
Microneedling is considered to be a fairly safe procedure that can be performed quickly and easily in a qualified medical professional’s office. It is also less expensive than most, if not all, laser treatments. Microneedling may also be a better option for people with darker skin tones as it doesn’t use any type of heat, which can cause discoloration of the skin’s pigment. The procedure itself usually takes less than half an hour, depending on the surface size being treated. While it is most commonly used on the face, it can be used on other areas of the body, such as the thighs or stomach. With little to no downtime, patients are able to continue on with their daily lives after a microneedling session. They are able to return to work if they are comfortable to do so. To find out if microneedling is a good option for you, talk to your medical professional about the risks and benefits to decide if it will give you the results you’re looking for.
After the initial treatment, the skin will appear red for a few days and possibly experience some bruising and minor bleeding depending how deep the needles went into the skin. While immediate drastic results won’t be seen, some patients may start to see improvements in their skin once it has healed from the procedure and within the first few weeks following the initial treatment. It will typically take a few sessions to get the full results of your treatment, spread out over the course of a couple months to allow the skin to heal itself between treatments. Your medical professional can let you know how many treatments you may need for your initial treatment and how long it will take to see results.
Your skin will be red and sensitive for the first few days following your microneedling procedure. It is only mildly invasive, so some patients do go back to work following their appointment, depending on their comfort level. Downtime is considered minimal, and patients can return to their normal daily lives immediately following treatment. They will need to be gentle with the treated skin for a few days while it heals, making sure to wash using a gentle soap and apply a good quality moisturizer. If going out during the day, sunscreen is an absolute must, due to the sensitive nature of your freshly treated skin. Our team of trained professionals at Synergy Anti-Aging can help you understand if there is anything you should avoid after a microneedling treatment. But, for the most part, go easy on your skin and protect it from the sun and dirt as much as possible to reduce your risk of a possible infection.
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