SkinPen Microneedling: 7 Things You Need to Know
If you are looking for a professional skincare service that treats fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring and hyperpigmentation, we recommend you try SkinPen Microneedling at Vina Laser Med Spa. Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment done by our licensed aesthetician that creates tiny punctures into the skin using micro-fine needles. This triggers the body’s healing process, stimulating collagen and elastin production. Also, after the punctures are made, products applied topically (such as hyaluronic acid and/or vitamin C) are able to penetrate to the deepest layers of the skin to work more effectively. But just like any treatment, there are things you need to know and consider before determining if microneedling is the right choose for you and your skin. Keep reading to learn seven things you should know before trying Microneedling.
- Microneedling at Vina Laser Med Spa requires an initial consultation to see if you’re the right candidate
Although they say that Microneedling is great for many different skin types, it’s important to let a professional decide if it’s the right choice for your skin. Make sure to be upfront about your skin and any past reactions it might have had. Also, please ask as many questions as you have about the process, possible skin reactions, and make sure you are comfortable with the answers given.
- It’s not painless, but the discomfort is short lived
Vina Laser Med Spa uses SkinPen’s Microneedling pen that rapidly pokes into the skin to perform the treatment, so the sensation is comparable to getting a tattoo. However, unlike a tattoo, you only pass over an area once, so the process is quick and easy.
- Microneedling is different than Dermarolling
Though similar, microneedling is different than Dermarolling. Dermarollers contain super tiny needs that are 0.3 mm or smaller. Here at Vina Laser Med Spa, we use needles with a 0.5 mm to 2mm width. Something else that really sets the two apart is how deep the needle penetrates the skin. Both only puncture the skins outer layer, but microneedling goes deeper than that, encouraging the skin to naturally produce collagen and elastin.
- It helps treat acne, fine lines, and wrinkles
Whether your skin has texture to it because of large pores, acne scars, or fine lines, Microneedling will help reduce the appearance of them. The combination of product penetration and the wound healing process helps get rid of bacteria and forces the skin to start the regeneration process.
- Your skin will instantly start glowing
Some people initially experience redness immediately following treatment, but once it subsides, you’ll notice how dewy and glowing your complexion is!
- You will need to keep your skin hydrated after treatment
Vina Laser Med Spa recommends liberally applying formulas with hyaluronic acid and moisturizers with ceramides. Don’t use any harsh and abrasive exfoliators, alcohol-based toners, or scrubbing tools until your skin has healed.
- Do no go to the gym and/or sauna for at least 24 hours after your treatment
Your skin needs time to heal, and it is so important to avoid any activity that can cause you to sweat, which can cause inflammation. You should also avoid any direct sunlight following treatment since heat and UV exposure can trigger irritation of the skin.
If you are interested in reducing the appearance of acne, acne scars, fine lines, and/or wrinkles, contact Vina Laser Med Spa today to book a Microneedling consultation. Call 989-791-2020.