We all want to look our best. When you look your best, you feel your best. While your skin might have always looked great in your twenties, as you get older, you notice wrinkles, large pores, and skin discoloration.
While these skin concerns are harmless, most people strive to erase some of these signs of aging for a fresher, more youthful look. But not everyone wants injectables or can afford laser treatments.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive and cost-effective way to smooth away some of the most common skin concerns. At Shantique Med Spa, located in Torrance, California, we provide microneedling to those who want smoother, brighter skin without injectables or surgery.
Here are five reasons to consider adding microneedling to your anti-aging skin regimen.
Erase skin imperfections
Microneedling dates back to 1905, first performed by a German dermatologist who used power-driven dental burs to improve birthmarks, hyperpigmentation, and scars. While microneedling technology has evolved to how we know it today, the main purpose remains the same — to erase skin imperfections.
This cosmetic treatment revolves around the use of a dermaroller, a tiny handheld device containing hundreds of microscopic needles. When you come in for your appointment, Shahinaz Soliman, MD first applies a topical numbing agent to your face and lets it sit for about 45 minutes. Next, she removes the cream and cleans your face.
Using strokes, Dr. Soliman glides the dermaroller over sections of your skin, creating punctures and encouraging cellular turnover. After the healing process is done, you’ll notice drastic skin improvements like:
- Skin laxity
- Stretch marks
- Skin discoloration
The microneedling only takes about 30 minutes in addition to letting the numbing cream sit.
It’s cheaper than laser
Let’s be real — skin care treatments add up. While we all wish money was no object with treatments, that is simply not the case. If you’re looking for a cost-effective treatment that actually works, microneedling is at the top of the list.
Microneedling is less expensive than many skin care treatments. Microneedling addresses many of the same skin concerns as laser treatments, but is significantly more affordable.
We all long for the days we had even-toned, line-free skin. After your thirtieth birthday, you’ve probably noticed wrinkles and other age-related skin imperfections. While this is just a natural part of getting older, most strive to get a more youthful appearance.
Microneedling is one of the best ways to turn back the clock. But how exactly does it work?
By using needles, microneedling creates tiny cuts in your skin, sometimes causing mild bleeding. This creates a controlled trauma to your skin and encourages your derma to rebuild itself in a stronger, more youthful layer. The trauma also triggers an increase in collagen and elastin production.
Collagen helps smooth and fill in wrinkles, while elastin is a response for supple-looking skin.
Your face is the first feature people notice about you. That’s why it's important to treat it in the best way possible. That doesn’t mean just having a skin care regimen, but also incorporating natural treatments whenever you can.
Microneedling harnesses your body’s natural healing powers. It’s one of the safest and best treatments out there because there are no unnatural products used in the process.
Since your body is responsible for triggering healing, the results of microneedling appear gradually over the weeks following your treatment. Peak results can be experienced around six weeks after your treatment.
Minimal recovery time
Do you want the miraculous benefits of anti-aging treatment but without looking like you had work done? Microneedling lets you have the best of both worlds.
Compared to laser and dermal fillers, microneedling has minimal recovery time. Most patients experience some redness and minor irritation after their treatment. This generally goes away within 24 hours and can be easily hidden with concealer.
Once the redness and irritation subside, you’ll notice a more radiant complexion over the next few weeks.
Microneedling is one of the most popular minimally invasive treatments. Stop wondering what it's like and find out for yourself. Call 310-530-7244 to schedule your microneedling appointment or book online.