Microneedling works miracles for people looking to get rid of acne scars. It also rejuvenates ageing skin and increases its elasticity.
Unlike other methods, microneedling relies on your body's ability to heal itself. The therapy is minimally invasive and natural.
The effects of microneedling treatment can last for years. For some people, the results are permanent.
What is Microneedling Good for?
Microneedling is primarily used to repair natural scars on the skin. And this treatment is not exclusive to the face. Medical professionals can use this treatment to repair scars on any part of the body.
And it's not just acne scars. Microneedling can also address skin conditions like:
- Loss of elasticity
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
- Dark spots and patches
The number of microneedling sessions required to treat each skin condition varies. The average recommended number of sessions is four.
Our technician will be happy to assess your skin condition and advise you on the best course of action.
How is it Done?
Every treatment is tailored to the type of scar. Even acne scars differ from person to person. What works for someone is not guaranteed to work for others.
Professionals use different devices such as Dermaroller, Dermapen, DermaStamp, SkinPen, etc., in treatments. These devices have small needles built into them.
The needle length varies according to the device used, but the core working principle remains the same. The needles make small punctures in the skin. These trigger the skin’s healing mechanism and increase the production of collagen. A topical anesthetic can be applied to the skin to make the procedure painless.
New skin cells take the place of the older ones over a few months, hence the long period of treatment. Increased collagen production can reverse signs of aging such as wrinkles and loose skin.
Similarly, a Dermaroller can be used on the scalp to promote hair growth. It can treat conditions like thinning hair, male pattern baldness, and alopecia. Collagen growth may also reverse sun damage and discoloration of the skin.
PRP can be included in the session to increase the effects of the treatment. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses an injection that accelerates the skin’s healing process.
Risks Involved with Microneedling
Microneedling - like all other treatments - has contraindications and side effects. Side-effects of microneedling include:
- Flaking of skin
Your skin can also get infections and allergic reactions if the proper precautions are not taken.
Redness and bleeding are common and should stop within a few days, but extreme pain and itching will require immediate medical attention. Our expert team will let you know if microneedling is the right treatment for you.
Contraindications to microneedling include:
- Active acne
- Cigarette smoking
- Extremely sensitive or impaired skin
- Active infections
- Unstable skin type
Thus, you must consult a professional before treatment. The damage caused by an improper procedure can take months to heal.
Do Benefits Last for the Long Term?
The results of microneedling can be permanent in cases of minor scars. You will see the initial results in the first two weeks. But 3-4 treatment sessions separated by one or two months are recommended to get the best result.
Scars and stretch marks may go permanently, but wrinkles can reappear as you age. The effects of microneedling treatment can be extended by taking good care of the skin and maintaining a healthy diet.
Since every person has a different skin type, the results they get also differ.
Get a Microneedling Treatment in Utah
We highly recommend that you consult with a professional at Transcend before you start microneedling treatment. It can produce amazing results but can be equally damaging if the improper procedure is used. The treatment must be tailored according to your skin’s unique needs and the condition you want to treat.
Combined with a good diet and skincare regimen, microneedling treatment can make your skin healthy, scar-free, elastic, uniformly textured, and glowing.
Transcend Rejuvenation offers the best microneedling treatment in Utah. Our team uses state of the art equipment and procedures to give you amazing results.
Call us today for a personalized consultation (801) 784-0530