Anyone seeking to rejuvenate their skin and improve its appearance has many options to choose from. Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser treatments, and dermal fillers address many skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne, and hyperpigmentation. But have you heard about microneedling?
Microneedling is a one-step procedure for treating an array of skincare concerns, including:
- Acne scars or surgical scars
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Age spots
Patients who undergo microneedling treatments are frequently pleased with their results and see a significant difference in their skin condition.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that uses a handheld device with very fine needles to puncture the skin. As they heal, the tiny wounds that the microneedling device creates stimulate the production of collagen.
Collagen is a naturally produced protein in the body, and its production triggers a healing reaction, resulting in the creation of new skin tissue and cells. As a result of the healing process, older skin cells are replaced, and new ones form. The new skin cells diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.
Other common skin issues like hyperpigmentation and enlarged pores often dissipate significantly after a microneedling treatment.
Patients typically notice a glow in their skin following a microneedling session. In addition, they may find that skin care products are absorbed more efficiently.
What Microneedling Benefits Can I Expect?
Some of the best microneedling benefits include the following:
Microneedling is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment. There’s no need for anesthesia when you undergo a session of microneedling. In addition, patients don’t need to worry about taking time away from work or other responsibilities to recover from their treatment.
Microneedling is a very quick procedure. The process itself requires less than 15 minutes to complete. We’ll use the remaining time of your session to soothe the skin and moisturize it. Patients who undergo microneedling can return to their daily activities immediately following their appointment.
Treats a Variety of Skin Issues
With microneedling, you’ll be able to address numerous skin issues all at once. Microneedling is a total skin rejuvenation treatment. You won’t need to undergo different procedures for each of your cosmetic skin concerns.
Preventative Solution for Aging
Aging is a concern for many, and the market is flooded with lotions, serums, and creams that boast they can prevent it. While nothing can completely stop the natural aging process, microneedling boosts collagen production in patients. Renewed collagen production helps slow the aging process and delays the formation of lines and wrinkles.
In the world of anti-aging and facial rejuvenation, many treatments are available that use artificial substances to obtain results. While there’s no doubt that some of these treatments genuinely work, microneedling is different. Patients seeking a natural solution to their skin concerns will find it in microneedling.
Improved Product Absorption
Since microneedling creates tiny channels in the skin, any skin products you use afterward will absorb into the deeper layers of the skin rather than just sit on the surface.
Thus, patients fighting a battle against aging, acne, or hyperpigmentation often find that combining their products with microneedling treatments produces more dramatic results.
However, it’s essential to make sure that any products you use contain the ingredients needed to make a difference. Our staff can work with you to select the products that will benefit you best.
How Long Does Microneedling Last?
Microneedling doesn’t provide instantaneous results. Because it relies on your body’s natural healing abilities to produce collagen and develop new skin tissues, it may take up to a month before you begin to see the benefits.
For best results, we often recommend repeated microneedling sessions. You’ll likely need three to five treatments spaced approximately one month apart. You’ll also need regular maintenance treatments to keep your microneedling results.
How Much Does Microneedling Cost?
The cost of microneedling will vary depending on your treatment needs and the number of sessions you choose to undergo. We’ll advise you of the cost of treating your skin during your consultation.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
As a non-surgical, non-invasive skin treatment, microneedling is appropriate for almost anyone. People of all skin tones and with varying skin conditions get results from microneedling.
Before deciding if microneedling is right for you, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with us. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your skin concerns and what you’re seeking to achieve with the treatment.
We’ll also ask you for your medical history and a list of any medications you take to ensure that you’re a good candidate for the procedure.
What Can I Expect During a Microneedling Appointment?
Immediately before your microneedling appointment, you’ll want to keep your skin free of any lotions, serums, or makeup.
When you arrive, we’ll begin by cleansing your skin to remove any excess debris. Next, we’ll use the microneedling device to gently puncture the skin in the designated areas. We usually make one pass over the entire treatment area during your session. Your microneedling treatment should last less than half an hour.
After the session is over, we’ll apply soothing creams to rejuvenate and calm your skin. Once finished, you’ll be able to return to your daily activities.
Ready to Experience Microneedling Benefits?
At Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center in Sacramento, CA, we offer microneedling treatments for patients seeking to rejuvenate their skin. Contact us to schedule your appointment and experience all that microneedling has to offer.
We also serve patients in Tahoe, Modesto, the Bay Area, the Oregon border, Truckee, San Jose, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Pacifica, and Bodega.