If you have been searching for effective skin treatment, microneedling may be the answer. The treatment consists of the use of an automated pen with disposable needle tips that create tiny micro punctures in the skin. This triggers the body to create healthy and new skin tissue that is rich with collagen. One of the reasons why this treatment is so popular is because it provides patients with real results and has very little downtime.
Microneedling can be used to treat a number of concerns and helps improve the appearance of large pores, acne scars, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. It can also help with fine lines and dull skin, so it is suitable for everyone because it can target a number of skin concerns and not just one. The treatment can be done alone or with platelet-rich plasma drawn from your own blood, which would provide additional collagen stimulation and would speed up the healing time as well.
A lot of people are hesitant about this treatment because they think it would be painful; however, the reality is that most patients feel little to no pain. Your face will be numbed with a prescription-strength cream prior to the procedure and the treatment is very tolerable. If pain is your concern, you can eliminate this fear because microneedling is not known to cause pain. Your face will likely be red on the first day of treatment and maybe a little pink or flaky for a few days afterwards; however, this is all very normal and will disappear after a few days. It is best to avoid the use of makeup and sweating on the day of the procedure as well as the day after so that your skin heals and you see the full results.
Each patient and their skin is unique, so the number of sessions will vary from one person to another. It will be based on your needs and concerns, although a series of three treatments that are spread four weeks apart is generally recommended for most people. Those who have acne scars may require more sessions, so it really comes down to your situation and goals. Additional treatments may be required throughout the year for maintenance.
Price is another aspect that will vary because it will depend on the number of sessions you need and any additional services you may require. It is important that you do this treatment at a reputable clinic with a certified professional who is familiar with the process. If microneedling is something you are considering, Vanguard Medical & Aesthetic Clinic in Calgary can help! We can answer all of your questions and provide you with more information, so if you are ready for beautiful, healthy and younger-looking skin, contact us today!