17 Mar How to Make the Most of Your Microneedling
Microneedling is one of the most established of esthetic procedures, discovered nearly a century ago. It’s also one of the most popular add-on services at RefinedMD, but also works great as a standalone procedure. Technically microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure because tiny needles are used to puncture the top layer of the skin. However, it’s so gentle and relaxing that it really feels more like a very light microdermabrasion. Some clients even fall asleep during the brief treatment, making it a must-have to pamper yourself.
Microneedling works because it tells the body to start producing collagen at the treatment site. The body is very smart, but it simply doesn’t continue to produce the same level of collagen as we get older. Collagen is the all-natural and secret ingredient to youthful skin that is taut and supple. In addition to sun damage and repetitive movements (like smiling!), a decrease in collagen production is one of the key reasons we show signs of aging and early aging.
Microneedling battles this because it forces the body to produce more collagen, and specifically in the areas where we need it most. As such, microneedling does not yield immediate or permanent results. Instead, it takes a few weeks for our bodies to produce this collagen, and it’s often recommended that clients schedule routine maintenance sessions to keep those production levels high.
But did you know there’s, even more, you can do to optimize your microneedling sessions? Here’s how.
Take Microneedling to the Next Level
Now that you know how microneedling works, you might be wondering what else it can do. Take advantage of those tiny punctures that are invisible to the naked eye. A specialized, medical-grade microneedling tool that is only available to licensed professionals features micro needles that are the ideal length and width to yield fantastic results. There are hundreds if not thousands of tiny puncture wounds in the skin during a session (depending on how much of the skin is covered). Make use of those access points.
The body is quick to heal, but in the moments following microneedling, the skin is also available for serums and topical treatments. This won’t last for long since the “wounds” are so small! Following up a microneedling session with customized topical serums, creams, and more is a great way to maximize the benefits of these products. They can more readily access the skin via the micro-punctures, so they do even more powerful work.
Which Products are Best for Me?
At RefinedMD, we take an individualized approach to every treatment. That means there are no “ideal” products for every person. Let’s talk about your skin goals and concerns during a complimentary consultation for these esthetic services. You can use the time after microneedling when the skin is most readily available to tackle acne, hyperpigmentation, lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, and much more. It all depends on what you want to achieve with your skin because we can definitely help you get there.
Topical applications after microneedling can also help with healing. Even though there’s really no downtime after microneedling, you can still help the biggest organ you have (your skin!) to heal up a little faster. Most clients might look a little flushed after a session, as if they spent the lunch hour strolling through the park, but you shouldn’t expect to spend any time hiding in recovery after microneedling—especially with serums and additives that soothe and heal.
Scheduling Your Microneedling Session
If you’ve never had microneedling before, you’re about to discover a new mainstay in your facial treatments. And if you’ve never had microneedling followed by topical applications before, get ready to take your treatments to the next level. We can’t wait to talk to you about what you want to achieve, what you want to address, and help you get there with one of the gentlest of all treatments that naturally taps into your body’s fountain of youth.
Get started today by scheduling your complimentary consultation with one of our esthetic experts. Help is available for every issue and concern you have about your skin. Connect with RefinedMD right now by completing the online form, or simply start a chat during office hours.