Everything You Wanted to Know About Microneedling
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that increases the production of collagen and elastin in your skin. This highly popular procedure is recommended for fantastic results! Most skin types are able to receive microneedling, and many skin concerns benefit from it.
What is microneedling?
Aptly named, microneedling uses tiny, sterile needles to create micro-channels in your skin. By stimulating the wound healing response and incorporating growth factor serums, microneedling achieves results by going beyond the surface layer of skin.
How is microneedling performed?
This treatment should only ever be done by a licensed professional. It involves creating very small, controlled wounds into your skin. These careful punctures are created with needles that are 0.5 to 0.25 millimeters thick. The goal is to activate your skin’s healing response, boost collagen production, and overall, rejuvenate your skin’s health.
If you are taking any medication that has a blood-thinning side effect, you will be asked to stop taking it prior to your appointment. Don’t worry about taking something beforehand if you’re worried about pain, as your aesthetician will numb the area before the procedure.
The cost of a microneedling appointment
Cost for a microneedling appointment varies depending on where you live, the average rate among professionals in your area, and who performs the treatment. For example, LUXE Aesthetics currently offers a microneedling session for $295. However, it is recommended that you receive between 3 to 6 sessions based on your skin concerns, and desired results.
People who should consider the treatment option
Most people are eligible to receive a microneedling session. However, there are some exceptions. Those with any of the following can’t get microneedling done:
If you are currently pregnant
Active acne or skin infections on your face
You have extra scar tissue (keloid scars) on the area
Microneedling versus nano-needling
You may have heard of a similarly named treatment, nano-needling. While they sound the same, these two treatments are completely different. Everything from the license of the person performing the treatment, expected results, and method of application differ.
Where you can go for each treatment
So, when it comes to microneedling, it is considered a medical cosmetic procedure. Only specialist aestheticians and dermatologists are licensed for microneedling. With nano-needling, any licensed estheticians with the proper equipment are allowed to give the treatment.
The main differences between microneedling and nano-needling
One of the most important differences between the two treatments: nano-needling doesn’t actually puncture the skin. The goal is similar, as a nano-needling pen aims to infuse serums into your skin just like microneedling. However, nano-needling doesn’t penetrate as deeply and the needles used are microscopic in size.
Aftercare for each treatment
After a microneedling session, your aesthetician applies either Celluma LED light therapy or an Intensive Aftercare Hydrojelly masque to expedite the healing process. You’ll need to avoid sun exposure and workouts for a couple days after the appointment. Additionally, your aesthetician gives you a post-procedure skin care kit and advice on proper aftercare.
Nano-needling aftercare doesn’t take much. You can resume your regular, everyday activities right after your treatment is over. To get the most out of any clinical skincare treatment, you need to keep up on a great skincare routine.
The benefits of microneedling
You can help a wide variety of skin concerns with these treatments. It is a natural, great way to improve the overall health and complexion of your skin! As mentioned before, returning for follow up appointments helps you get the most out of your collagen induction therapy.
How microneedling helps skin concerns
As a rejuvenating treatment, microneedling improves multiple skin concerns. From anti-aging to uneven complexion, there are great benefits to be seen from microneedling. If any of these skin concerns apply to you, ask your local aesthetician about the procedure:
Fine lines and wrinkles, and other signs of aging
Skin laxity, or generally loose or baggy skin
Dull and uneven complexion
Overall, you can expect your skin to be brighter, younger looking, and healthier.
How long the benefits last
Similar to facials and other skin rejuvenating treatments, the more often you receive the treatment, the longer-lasting and more noticeable the benefits become. It’s recommended that you have multiple microneedling sessions to maximize benefits. Another way to get the most out of your benefits is following your aesthetician’s advice and products when it comes to a skincare regimen.
Where to go for the best microneedling treatment
If you’re in the Tampa Bay area, look no further than LUXE Aesthetics for a microneedling treatment. High quality serums and a take home post-procedure skin care kit is included with all series packages. We focus on providing a luxurious, personal experience to help you reach your skincare goals. Contact us today to book an appointment!