Rejuvenate Your Skin with Microneedling
Hopefully, most of us by now have figured out our own personal skincare regimen. But there is only so much you can achieve with an at home skincare routine. Whether you are someone who keeps it simple with their skincare, or goes through a multi-step routine, we all still need professional treatments every once in a while, for the best possible results.
This is where we introduce you to Microneedling. Microneedling is a treatment that renews your complexion by promoting new skin cells, reducing the appearance of acne scars and large pores, stimulating blood flow, and increasing collagen and elastin production in the skin. There isn’t even a cream on the market that can do all of this! This treatment even helps with product absorption, so you are able to get the most out of your at-home skin routine.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a dermatological procedure that punctures the top layer of the skin using tiny needles to signal to the body that our skin needs to be healed and rejuvenated.
How Does Microneedling Work?
At Vina Laser Med Spa, our microneedling procedure includes a microneedling pen that pricks the skin with tiny needs, typically ranging from 0.1 to 2.5 mm in diameter. This tool is known as collagen induction therapies, meaning that they create micro-wounds on the skin to stimulate collagen production and encourage skin repair.
- Step 1: The microneedles penetrate the skin’s surface, triggering a natural immune response to disinfect, remove debris, increase blood flow, and activate the creation of new tissue.
- Step 2: The micro-channels or tiny holes created are rebuilt with new granulation cells that include collagen proteins. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
- Step 3: New dermal tissues and blood vessels form, rich in collagen and elastin proteins. These proteins improve skin quality, visibly reducing facial acne scars and neck wrinkles, leaving skin more smooth, radiant, and younger-looking.
- Stimulates collagen and elastin production
The main reason people choose microneedling is to improve their collagen production. Microneedling increases collagen and elastin in the skin, which adds volume, elasticity, and smooths out any fine lines and wrinkles.
- Minimizes the appearance of pores
Everyone has pores on their face that release oil, sweat, and let our skin breathe. Some people might have more abnormally large pores that can be caused by several factors but is most commonly from the pores being clogged with excess oil, dirt, or dead skin. Plus, the larger they are, the easier it is for them to collect even more debris. Microneedling can help minimize your pore size by getting in those hard-to-reach places and unclogging them with the help of new collagen and elastin to tighten your skin and pores.
- Increases product absorption
By puncturing tiny little holes in the skin, products will be able to be absorbed through the new wounds and more efficiently through unclogged pores, increasing the number of channels available into the skin and amount of product absorbed.
- Reduces the appearance of scars
Microneedling is a very effective skin treatment for those with scars, especially deep-set acne scars. This treatment will help restore your complexion by stimulating new skin cells while also breaking down old scar tissue. The increase in collagen production also contributes to the appearance of scars by filling out and creating volume throughout the skin, smoothing out the texture.
- Stimulates blood flow
When the small wounds are made, the immune system reacts by increasing blood flow to the affected area so it can receive more oxygen and nutrients to help heal and give your skin a natural glow.
Does Microneedling Hurt?
Most people who have tried microneedling have said that it can be uncomfortable, but not unbearable. Here at Vina Laser Med Spa we do use a numbing cream that will take away some of that discomfort. But don’t let that scare you! The experience is different for everyone and depending on your skin’s sensitivity, you might not really feel anything at all!
What Can I Expect During the Treatment?
Your appointment will always start with a skin cleaning. While it is always a good idea to come to your appointment with clean, dry skin, we will make sure your skin is in its best, cleanest form before starting your microneedling treatment.
After cleansing and prepping the skin, we will apply a topical numbing cream, which you let sit until it starts working. After the numbing cream is set in, we will then start the microneedling. Treatment time depends on what skin concern you wish to treat, with most taking anywhere from 60-90 minutes.
For optimal results, we recommend a treatment plan of at least 3 to 6 sessions. It depends on each individual’s skin and whether you are doing this for acne scars or anti-aging.
Contact Vina Laser Med Spa today at 989-791-2020 to schedule a microneedling consultation!