The natural effects of aging on the skin, including skin laxity, fine lines, and age spots, can take a toll on one’s appearance. However, with Santa Clarita microneedling, you no longer need to worry about skin imperfections as this treatment method rejuvenates your skin, giving you an appealing appearance. Microneedling devices – dermarollers and dermapens are available in cosmetic stores, making it possible for you to do the procedure at home. While doing it by yourself may be less expensive, attaining the desired results may be challenging as home devices have blunt needles, limiting the penetration and results of the procedure. In addition, you can quickly develop an infection if you do not thoroughly clean the devices.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling or collagen induction therapy is a cosmetic process that rejuvenates your skin by causing controlled skin injury using handheld devices known as derma-rollers. The sharp and thin needles on microneedling instruments prick your skin, which stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, which heal the injured part and the surrounding areas. Treatment can be done on any part of your body, including your face, to reduce fine lines and on your stomach to minimize the appearance of stretch marks. You may benefit from microneedling if you have other issues like:
· Large pores
· Sun damage
· Hair loss
With the introduction of regenerative medicine, specialists now combine microneedling with platelet-rich plasma therapy for more effective results and reduced side effects, including bleeding. The use of other products during microneedling allows penetration into the deep layers of the skin, which increases the efficacy.
How do you prepare for microneedling?
An initial consultation is necessary just like any other treatment to discuss your expectations with your doctor and determine whether the process is suitable for you. During the consultation, you may need to provide your doctor with a list of all your medications, including dietary supplements. A review of your medical history is also vital to confirm if you have skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Such conditions may limit you from going through a microneedling process. Your specialist may also not recommend this process if you are pregnant, recently had radiotherapy, or have an open wound. Patients with active acne and using Accutane may also not be viable for microneedling.
Do’s and don’ts before microneedling
If you are a good candidate for microneedling, your specialist will send you home with several instructions to observe as you await treatment that include:
· Discontinue using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen since they thin your blood and put you at risk of excessive bleeding during treatment.
· Do not expose your skin to the sun and avoid laser procedures at least two weeks before your next appointment.
· Avoid using topical agents – exfoliants and retinoids as they make your skin more sensitive.
· Do not wax or thread the treatment area, but you can shave as shaving leaves the hair shafts intact. However, do not shave on the day of treatment to avoid skin sensitivity.
Microneedling is one of the advances in cosmetic treatments that allow people to regain their smooth and younger-looking skin. If you have scars, fine lines, large pores, and other issues on your skin, reserve a session with your specialist at Mind Body Fusion for microneedling to get that flawless skin.