With so many different beauty tips and tricks out there, it’s hard to pinpoint which ones work and which ones are just selling products. You want fast, effective results without all the hassle of trying different beauty creams and sprays, only to find out none of them work. You may have heard of microneedling at some point, but figure it’s too expensive or sounds like an invasive, “scary” procedure that may not be worth it. But you’d be surprised to learn that microneedling is only gaining popularity and becoming a great way to revitalize your skin, whether it’s from acne, aging or wounds. If you’ve been interested in different beauty face treatments, microneedling may be the right choice for you, with locations right here in Orlando!
What is Microneedling Exactly?
It sounds like a lot, but microneedling is actually a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that treats various skin issues through the use of collagen production. Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy, and is used for multiple anti-aging procedures, including eyelid surgery and sun spots.
Microneedling is in essence ramping up your collagen production. You receive tiny pinpricks on the face, which causes slight injury to the skin, kicking in the production of collagen-rich skin tissues to help heal the pinpricks. The newer skin tissue is more even in tone and texture, giving your face a plumper, firmer, more youthful appearance.
Mostly used for treatments on the face, microneedling can also be used to improve stretch marks, especially on the thigh or abdominal areas combined with other treatments. Microneedling may also be used for specific types of scars throughout the body. Typical facial concerns that microneedling has worked successfully on include: age spots (sun spots), acne scars, large pores, fine lines and wrinkles, reduced skin elasticity and uneven skin tone.
Upon your first visit for a microneedling session, your doctor will apply a topical anesthetic an hour before to minimize any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Your doctor will then use a pen like tool to make the pinpricks on your skin, typically taking around half an hour, depending on the area of skin being worked on. Don’t worry, the pinpricks are so small that you won’t even see them after the procedure. The whole process takes a few hours to complete, with one to four sessions showing improvements and best results.
Cost and Down Time
With microneedling, there is no down time! The procedure is minimally invasive, meaning you can walk right out the door after it’s done. Microneedling costs vary, depending on the areas of skin being worked on, but typically it costs anywhere from $100 to $700 per session. The most common side effects are mild skin irritation or redness of your skin soon after the sessions. There can also be some bruising, bleeding or peeling of the skin after the sessions, in which case you should call your doctor. Before starting any of the treatments, make sure you talk to your doctor in advance to prepare, as there are some anti-acne medications that should not be used in conjunction with the microneedling procedures.
Ready to finally tackle those pesky facial concerns? Wymore Laser & Anti-Aging Medicine In Orlando can help! Wymore Laser & Anti-Aging Medicine can help you feel comfortable in your skin again, offering a wide range of cosmetic and face treatments, including microneedling. Call or visit us today!