Revitalize Natural Signs of Facial Aging with Microneedling
There’s no escaping the natural aging process, but there are ways to slow down the progression of facial aging – and even reverse the damage that’s already been done. One of the most exciting skin rejuvenation treatments that can address a wide range of age-related concerns simultaneously is microneedling. At The Skin Shop Medspa Scottsdale, registered nurse and aesthetic specialist Cyndie Nohr performs advanced microneedling to help Scottsdale, AZ patients restore younger-looking, healthier, more radiant skin in as little as 30 minutes. Here, we’ll take a closer look at how microneedling can transform your complexion, including what signs and symptoms of facial aging are most effectively treated with microneedling.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a widely popular skin rejuvenation treatment that helps to improve a number of skin concerns related to aging, sun damage, and other factors.
How is microneedling performed?
The process of microneedling involves rolling a handheld device over the skin’s surface. The device contains a series of fine-gauge needles which puncture the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing mechanisms to encourage new cell generation and the production of healthy collagen fibers for a more youthful, clear, radiant complexion.
How can microneedling help my skin?
Men and women looking for an all-in-one solution for improving their skin tone, texture, glow, and overall skin health often turn to microneedling. Some of the most common signs of facial aging and skin damage that can be remarkably improved with minimally invasive microneedling include:
- Fine lines
- Sagging skin
- Drooping features
- Skin laxity
- Enlarged pores
- Dull skin
- Rough or scaly skin texture
- Uneven skin tone
- Dry skin
- Oily skin
- Patchy skin
- Blotchy skin
- Sun damage
Does microneedling hurt?
Prior to treatment, the skin will be cleansed to remove dirt, oil, and debris. A topical numbing cream will then be applied to the face and allowed to sit for about 15 – 20 minutes to ensure minimal discomfort during treatment. Most patients tolerate microneedling very well.
Following a microneedling treatment, patients can expect to experience redness, mild swelling, and irritation, though most people do not describe their symptoms as painful. Most often, the temporary side effects of microneedling are reported to feel similar to those of mild sunburn.
How often should you get microneedling?
Based on your skin type, concerns, lifestyle, and other factors, Cyndie will recommend the most appropriate microneedling treatment schedule for you. Many men and women undergo monthly microneedling treatments to keep their skin looking consistently healthy and vibrant.
Can I get laser treatments after microneedling?
It is common and encouraged to alternate microneedling sessions with other professional skin rejuvenation treatments like laser skin resurfacing. However, it is important to allow your skin time to heal and recover between treatments. Some treatments, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and nourishing serums or facials, are often able to be performed in conjunction with microneedling. If you are interested in pairing your microneedling session with a complementary treatment, or if you are curious about adding laser skin resurfacing to your ongoing skin care routine between microneedling sessions, Cyndie will help create a customized treatment schedule that best meets your needs.
Take years off your face with microneedling in Scottsdale, AZ
There’s no question that age takes a toll on our skin, with the face often being the first to show visible signs of damage. With professional skin treatments like microneedling, years’ worth of aging and sun damage can be reversed, helping to restore your confidence and youthful complexion. To learn more about the exciting benefits of microneedling, call The Skin Shop Medspa Scottsdale to schedule your one-on-one consultation with registered nurse, aesthetic specialist, and owner Cyndie Nohr today.