Aging gracefully does not necessarily mean you need to accept the wrinkles and sagging skin nature bestows on you as you grow older. There are procedures available to help you retain a more youthful look. Microneedling is one of them. This procedure takes only a short time, is not painful and has no downtime.
For some, the term microneedling may sound disturbing. Suspend your apprehension for a moment. This is a minimally invasive beauty treatment that produces smoother, firmer and healthier-looking skin. With microneedling, your first layer of skin is pricked by tiny needles to stimulate the production of collagen.
Collagen is one of the main substances in skin that keeps it firm and supple. As you age, collagen production slows down. This can be seen by the tiny lines and wrinkles that form, and the loss of volume in certain areas of the face. As more collagen and elastin is lost, your facial skin begins to sag. Increasing the amount of collagen diminishes the appearance of the lines and wrinkles. It also firms up the skin, producing a youthful visage.
Microneedling is a safe procedure for most individuals. If you are pregnant or use certain acne medications, you should avoid this treatment. A consultation appointment will help determine if this is the right treatment for the you. The procedure can last from fifteen minutes up to two hours from start to finish, depending on how large an area is targeted. The best results happen over time with more than one session.
Professional vs. DIY Treatment
Many beauty bloggers and DIY videos tout the benefits of microneedling using over-the-counter kits. While this may seem like a viable, less expensive alternative, it is not recommended. Microneedling involves pricking the skin and unless the tools used are well sterilized, bacteria could be introduced and cause infection. Another drawback is the possibility of needle tips breaking off and leaving small fragments in the skin. DIY procedures are also not as effective as professional microneedling.
When done properly by a qualified professional, microneedling is safe and effective. Contact Creative Facial Aesthetics to learn more about microneedling with and without PRP. Call us today to schedule your consultation appointment.
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