Microneedling Treatment Clinic Q&A
If you are looking to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and revitalize your appearance with minimal downtime, come to Alan Wellness Center. Here we provide professional micro-needling treatment in Brentwood, TN and surrounding areas. For more information, call us or book an online appointment.
Table of Contents:
What is microneedling?
What can I expect during my microneedling treatment?
How often should I go for microneedling treatments?
When will I see the results from my microneedling session?
As a procedure, microneedling makes use of a handheld device – containing very fine needles – to inflict micro-punctures to the skin. These punctures are much like little pin-pricks, which are entirely superficial. The puncture injuries trigger the skin’s natural repair processes, which stimulate elastin and collagen production. The collagen and elastin fill the empty spaces created by the superficial injuries; collagen helps to keep skin looking and feeling firm and elastic, which gives an overall appearance of youth and fullness.
Microneedling can help to improve the look of scars and acne scars, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the look of stretch marks, and help improve the overall texture of your skin. In addition, it can help with reducing pore size and is easily and frequently combined with other topical treatments which can further improve your results.
With microneedling treatments, there is a range of needle sizes that can be used, which determine the treatment’s depth. These needles range from 0.1mm up to 3.0mm; the shortest needles only affect the epidermis, while the longest needles affect the reticular dermis, which is the deepest layer of the skin. Typically, shorter needle lengths are used for cosmetic purposes, as they help to increase penetration of topical treatments, while the longer needles are used for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks. It is important that you speak with your medical practitioner to determine which needle length is right for you and will best help you to reach the results you seek.
Typically, treatment sessions last between fifteen to sixty minutes on average, depending on the area being treated. There is a modicum of discomfort and bleeding, but this will largely depend on the length of the needle used. For those who opt for a deeper microneedling session, then a numbing cream will be used in order to assure your comfort during the procedure. After its application, your therapist will roll the microneedling device over your skin to create tiny punctures, which may cause a prickly sensation across your skin that is being treated.
After treatment, you may experience some redness and minor swelling in treated areas. It is recommended that you avoid sun exposure immediately after treatment and that, for twenty-four to forty-eight hours after treatment, you avoid wearing any form of make-up.
The frequency of treatment will depend on the length of the needle used along with what your desired results are. With that being said, the general recommendation for microneedling treatments is for them to be performed in a series of three to five treatments every four to six weeks, and including a maintenance regime to help maintain the results.
Results from a micro needling session will not be immediately noticeable as it relies on the body’s natural healing process through collagen and elastin production. Results are typically noticeable within four to six weeks of treatment; however, multiple sessions are usually required for the ideal end result. Your microneedling practitioner at Alan Wellness Center will go over the risks and benefits of the micro needling procedure, as well as what you can expect before, during, and after your treatments. They will examine your skin and let you know what micro needling can do to help improve its appearance.
If you are interested in receiving a micro needling treatment, then please give a call or visit us online now to book your private consultation. We serve patients from Brentwood TN, Nashville TN, Franklin TN, Nolensville TN, Oak Hill TN, Forest Hills TN, Belle Meade TN and surrounding areas.