4 Things to Know About Microneedling
If you’ve tried creams and serums to improve skin texture and remove wrinkles, without the results you want, consider trying microneedling. Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment in which a medical aesthetician creates tiny pricks in the skin using micro-fine needles. This process activates the body’s wound healing process, thereby stimulating collagen and elastin production.
Microneedling is an effective way to treat fine lines, lax facial skin, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars.
#1. Make Sure You’re a Good Candidate for Microneedling
You should always schedule a consultation with a licensed medical aesthetician before starting microneedling to see if you’re a good candidate. Microneedling treatments are great for most adults and many different skin types – but there are a few people for whom microneedling can cause problems. Underlying medical conditions, bleeding or scarring disorders, or medication you are taking (such as blood thinners) may mean that microneedling is not right for you.
Microneedling can also cause flare-ups for people with eczema, rosacea, and active acne outbreaks.
So it is always best to consult with a trained and licensed medical professional, rather than go to a salon or attempt to “do it yourself.”
Microneedling Size Matters
Microneedling tools can range from .25mm all the way up to 3mm. Most “at home” and “salon” dermarollers contain very tiny needles that are 0.3 mm or smaller.
Professional trained and licensed medical aestheticians typically use needles with a width that ranges from 0.5 mm to 3 mm.
While shorter dermarolling does help increase product absorption by up to 90 percent more, it is the deeper microneedling that stimulates the skin to naturally produce collagen and elastin.
Microneedling Hurts (Just a Little!)
While microneedling is not completely painless, the discomfort doesn’t linger. And the process can get a bit bloody. But don’t worry, the pain and the blood are very superficial!
For example, microneedling is nowhere near as painful as bikini waxing. But different areas of the face will have more nerve endings and therefore hurt more (the forehead area typically is the most sensitive). The length of the needle (and therefore the penetration) will also determine the degree of discomfort.
Microneedling + Skin Care Serums = Best Results
Microneedling is most beneficial for treating wrinkles, large pores, acne scars, or fine lines when special skin care formulas are applied immediately afterwards.
Medical aestheticians apply specially formulated serums immediately after microneedling, containing hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C & E and other ingredients. The combination of product penetration and the wound healing process gets rid of bacteria, while forcing the skin to begin the regeneration process for a fresh start.
Birmingham’s Best Microneedling Med Spa
AMAE Med Spa is operated by Birmingham double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali. He and medical aesthetician are trained and licensed Microneedling Specialists. They will take the time to understand your appearance goals, assess your facial and skin condition, and develop a skin treatment or anti-aging plan that is right for you.
At our Birmingham Med spa, we offer the latest and best technologies in skin care and anti-aging, including microneedling, Botox, facials fillers, line fillers, lip fillers and wrinkle and line reduction. Schedule a consultation to see if microneedling, or another skin care or anti-aging treatment is right for you.
Then relax in our Birmingham MedSpa, while we make you look and feel younger and even more beautiful!
Schedule a Microneedling Consultation at our Birmingham MedSpa: 248.335.7200