You’ve likely heard of the skin rejuvenating treatment Microneedling somewhere before finding this page. It is well-known for being a minimally invasive procedure that is highly recommended by dermatologists for its ability to aid in the improvement of many skin troubles. Using what’s called “controlled injuries,” the treatment gets down to the skin’s epidermis using a device equipped with tiny needles that puncture the surface, boosting collagen production and creating smoother and more even-toned skin.
Microneedling has been used to treat everything from fine lines to acne scars and enlarged pores. Plus, it requires no downtime or surgical intervention. If you’re interested but unsure what to expect, keep reading to learn everything you must know about microneedling.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin treatment that uses short and fine sterilized needles to prick the skin, creating micro-channels that allow for deeper absorption of a chosen skin care to reach down to the epidermis of the skin, aiding in hydration, brightness, and skin-plumping effects. Applying controlled trauma to the skin through microneedling triggers the wound-healing process, boosting the repair and regenerating process.
When Can You Expect Results from Microneedling?
Immediately after your treatment you will see some of the initial plumping due to the inflammation caused by the treatment. Once any initial redness or irritation subsides, your skin should look glowing and smooth. Your long-term results come from the skin healing process itself, and microneedling is best done in a series of 3 to 5 treatments, particularly if you’re aiming to improve the appearance of deep acne scars.
What Microneedling Technology Does the Spa at NAPS Use?
The Spa at NAPS uses Vivace Fractional Microneedling with Radiofrequency and SkinPen Microneedling. Vivace is the newest generation of microneedling devices. It is a non-surgical treatment used for contouring and firming tissue on the face, neck, hands, and body. The microneedling technology resurfaces the skin while the RF provides heat that stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen.
The SkinPen is an excellent alternative treatment to Vivace for patients who are on a budget but still want state-of-the-art microneedling.
Can Other Treatments Be Combined with Microneedling?
Microneedling is often combined with laser resurfacing treatment or Ultherapy. All three treatments use different technologies and target various skin issues. Lasers use light energy that affects areas of hyperpigmentation. Lasers are most often used on broken blood vessels, spider veins, and discoloration of the skin. However, lasers are used when a specific issue needs to be targeted, while microneedling treats the entire area of the skin, promoting collagen rejuvenation and skin turnover.
You can also choose to combine your microneedling treatments with BOTOX® or dermal filler injections to help combat more dynamic wrinkles and volume loss.
Schedule Your Microneedling Treatment at The Spa at NAPS
Whether you’re looking for microneedling to help with mild or moderate skin issues, we invite you to speak with our highly trained skin experts at The Spa at NAPS. To learn more or get started, call our office today at (470) 381-3610 or contact us through our website today.