While no one has perfect skin, treatments such as microneedling can help you achieve skin that appears flawless and has more vibrancy. Microneedling can help revitalize your skin, helping it to become healthier from the inside out by encouraging its own healing capabilities.
At Aesthetic Essentials we are committed to providing the best treatments for our patients. We use Rejuvapen for our microneedling treatments, and we also offer microneedling with PRP. With microneedling, we can help resolve everything from hyperpigmentation to acne scars in a fast and convenient appointment that you can fit into your lunch break.
What Is Microneedling?
Professional microneedling involves the use of a state-of-the-art device that contains tiny sterilized needles. When the device is placed on the skin, these needles puncture the skin, penetrating to controlled depths that are calculated to deliver the most benefits to the skin.
The punctures, or microchannels, created by these needles trigger the body’s natural healing response, which in turn stimulates additional collagen and elastin production in the treated areas. New collagen and elastin improve the texture and firmness of the skin, helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve the overall quality and tone of the skin.
Microneedling and Collagen Production
Collagen is naturally created in the skin and is present in abundance in those who are younger. However, as we age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin. Because collagen and elastin form the support structure for the skin, a reduction in both causes fine lines and wrinkles, as well as loose and sagging skin.
When controlled perforations are made in the skin during microneedling treatments, the body recruits fibroblasts to the area. Fibroblasts are a type of cell that play a key role in the production of collagen. They secrete collagen fibers in the skin, forming a network of supportive tissue that gives skin more strength, elasticity, and firmness.
What Skin Concerns Can Microneedling Address?
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Those with aging skin often see some of the best microneedling benefits. With Rejuvapen, we can treat the entire face, including more sensitive areas such as around the crow’s feet near the eyes or lines around the mouth.
When the skin heals after an acne breakout, it doesn’t always produce enough tissue or collagen to make up for the skin that was damaged as a result of the inflammation. This can cause depressions that can affect both the texture and appearance of your skin. A course of several treatments can stimulate enough collagen production to make scars less noticeable. Microneedling for acne scars is a good treatment option for individuals who want a non-invasive way to achieve smoother skin.
Uneven Skin Texture
There may be several different things that are contributing to uneven skin texture on your face. Enlarged pores, dry skin, and sun damage are some of the most common. By boosting your skin’s health and elasticity through microneedling, your skin can feel and appear much smoother.
Hyperpigmentation is characterized by spots or patches on the skin that are darker than the surrounding skin. It can occur as a result of injury to the skin or because of sun damage and is often present after severe acne breakouts. One of the microneedling benefits that patients experience is the reduction of hyperpigmentation. Microneedling facials can break up the excess melanin, helping these areas to match your normal skin tone.
Stretch marks occur because of collagen and elastin fibers that have torn due to rapid stretching of the skin. This damaged skin can be difficult to heal even though the marks fade with time. Microneedling can be effective at restoring these damaged tissues by rebuilding healthy collagen and elastin fibers and tightening skin that may be loose due to stretch marks.
Rosacea is a condition that causes redness and flushing of the face due to inflammation and dilated blood vessels. Microneedling can be a good way to help reduce inflammation in the area through the body’s natural healing process. By strengthening the skin and improving the absorption of topical skincare products, microneedling can reduce symptoms of rosacea in some individuals.
What to Expect From Your Microneedling Treatments
How to Prepare for Your Microneedling Treatment
As your microneedling facial appointment approaches, we may recommend that you avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for a few days before treatment. We may also have you avoid certain medications or irritating skin products. It is best to arrive at your appointment with a clean face that is free from products or makeup.
After your microneedling treatment, make sure to follow all the aftercare instructions that we give you to help the microchannels in your skin to heal quickly and efficiently. Continue avoiding sun exposure, wear sunscreen, and use gentle cleansers and moisturizers. We may give you specific instructions based on your skin type and concerns.
Microneedling results can vary from person to person, but patients can expect to see improvements in their fine lines, skin texture, acne scars, and more within a few weeks after treatment. The time may be longer or shorter depending on the severity of your concerns, and you may need several treatments before you get the results you are looking for.
Microneedling Treatments in Willoughby Hills, OH
Our microneedling treatments at Aesthetic Essentials in Willoughby Hills, OH, can help you restore the health, elasticity, and vibrancy of your skin. If your skin is feeling dull or if you are struggling with specific concerns such as stretch marks or acne scars, fill out our online form or call us at (440) 306-7826 to schedule a consultation.