Microneedling Treatments – Everything You Need to Know
What Are Microneedling Treatments?
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that has been around for a long time, but has recently gained massive amounts of traction. Tracey was one of the first to offer the MicroPen in Nashville. This technique is the traditional, battery-operated device that uses tiny needles and is known as the gold standard. However, microneedling with Morpheus8 adds RF (radiofrequency) into the device which helps go deeper into the skin layer to heat & tighten.
Benefits of Microneedling
Aging is a fact of life, but looking our age doesn’t have to be. We look in the mirror to see fine lines and wrinkles, loose/sagging skin, sun damage and more. At Garza Plastic Surgery, we believe everyone can look younger and more rejuvenated with skin that is free of acne scars, enlarged pores and wrinkles. That’s why we’re proud to offer microneedling treatments to our patients in Nashville.
The main benefits of microneedling is helping your skin look and feel younger, restoring lost volume, reducing acne scares, and evening out your complexion. These treatments also help fight off the signs of aging like the development of fine lines and wrinkles around your face.
What to expect during your treatment:
On the day of your treatment, once your skin has been cleaned and prepared, a special device is used in order to create many tiny micro-channels on the surface. This ultimately stimulates the skin’s natural repairing process.
If you are anxious about treatment or worried about tolerating any discomfort, we offer Pro-Nox pain management along with our minimally invasive aesthetic treatments.
The better you take care of your skin following the treatment, the longer the results will last. The most important skin care step you need to do is follow our team’s instructions regarding aftercare. Also, the better hydrated you are, the healthier your skin will be. Avoid using harsh products on your face for the first week or so after the treatment. Your skin care products should not contain active ingredients that will harm the treatment area.
Many patients opt for microneedling in hot summer months because it is not contraindicated for the sun. However, we highly recommend sticking to a consistent routine of having SPF in your skincare regimen regardless of the time of year. If you’re looking for an effective SPF, ZO SKin Health offers some of our favorites.
The goal of microneedling is to enhance the appearance of your face by stimulating collagen production. Following your treatment, you will see the results gradually appear as more collagen is produced in areas that need it most.
Avoid Unprotected Sun Exposure
Another skin care technique you need to use is to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. When you go outside, cover your face properly. Ask our professional what sunscreen you should use following your treatment. Your pores will remain open, and you don’t want to absorb any harmful chemicals.
The Many Benefits of Micro-Needling
The benefits of micro-needling are numerous. Most people seek this treatment to refresh their skin when sun damage or the aging process causes uneven pigmentation. This treatment also shrinks your pores by stimulating the growth of collagen around them. It can make topical medication more effective by enhancing your skin’s ability to absorb them.
Does Microneedling Help Permanently?
Getting regular microneedling treatments to resurface your skin will permanently help improve the appearance of your skin. The science behind this is all about how microneedling works. The tiny wounds made by the needling device or dermaroller stimulates the skin into producing more elastin and collagen. These proteins help restore a younger appearance, reduce acne scarring, and improve skin texture and volume all at the same time.
How Many Sessions of Microneedling Does It Take To See Results?
It really depends on your current health when you get your micro needling treatments. Younger people usually see results within one to two treatment sessions, however, if you’re older or your skin has a significant amount of damage it may take as many as six sessions for you to start noticing results.
To get the most out of your treatment sessions, you should avoid smoking, use moisturizer daily, and also use sunscreen daily.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Micro-needling can enhance the appearance of your skin, correcting everything from acne scars to sun damage. For more information on this revolutionary treatment, talk to the friendly professionals at Garza Plastic Surgery in Nashville, TN. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and learn more.