Microneedling is one of the more popular skin rejuvenation techniques and also one of the most misunderstood. The treatment involves the delivery of controlled skin channels to surface layers of the skin, triggering the formation of new skin tissue that displays fewer signs of sun damage or aging.
Although it may sound extreme, microneedling works through the delivery of microscopic openings to surface layers of skin to trigger the formation of new collagen fibers. The needles that are used are tiny and sterile. Most patients tolerate the procedure quite well.
What It Treats
A microneedling treatment is safe and effective for minimizing common skin problems like fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, dull skin tone, and more. Patients typically respond best when undergoing a series of microneedling treatment sessions spaced multiple weeks apart to allow for proper skin healing and remodeling.
We move a small device over the surface of your skin to form thousands of microscopic openings. Although these tiny channels are virtually invisible to the naked eye, they stimulate the production of new collagen fibers to renew the appearance of skin affected by UV radiation, aging, and other factors.
Although microneedling works very well by itself, it also helps to enhance the absorption of topical skin care products due to the thousands of microscopic channels created during the treatment process. The outer layer of your skin normally serves as a barrier that prevents topicals with larger molecular sizes from penetrating very far, limiting their effectiveness. Applying topicals after a microneedling session greatly enhances skin penetration and product effectiveness.
Now that you have undergone your treatment, you will want to preserve the results that you obtained through microneedling. Your skin is most receptive to topicals immediately after your treatment because it is more permeable at this time. This is an opportunity to apply any type of special serum or vitamin formula that can enhance your skin’s health and appearance.
Since your skin is more vulnerable after a treatment, it is important to avoid any topical product that could irritate your skin since it can now penetrate further into skin tissue than normal. Stick with your normal skin care routine and apply a good moisturizer. It’s also important to stay out of the sun.
If you would like to receive more information about how microneedling can enhance the appearance of your skin, please reach out to us at Eva Claiborne Beauty & Wellness to schedule an initial consultation at our office in Tiburon. Contact us today and book your appointment!