Is your skin a major killer of your self-esteem? Approximately 67% of Americans aren’t comfortable with their skin. Many skin issues may be linked to hyperpigmentation – when areas of the skin become darker than surrounding areas.
If you wish for a clearer, more even-toned complexion, microneedling can help. At Shantique Med Spa, we transform the skin tone of patients in Torrance, California, to improve hyperpigmentation issues, including melasma. Read on to discover more about this life-changing treatment as well as its benefits and results.
How to get a dewy complexion
We all want clear, beautiful skin. As we get older, skin issues can be more prevalent as we face wrinkles, large pores, and hyperpigmentation. Though this can be linked to the natural aging process, you might look to treatments and services to turn back the clock.
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that dates back to 1995 and involves a handheld tool, called a dermaroller. Containing hundreds of microscopic needles, the dermaroller is pressed against your skin, creating tiny punctures in your complexion and neck. Your body rushes to heal this controlled trauma, supercharging collagen and elastin production and lightening the tone of your skin.
This allows your skin to plump while also reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, leaving a refreshed, more youthful appearance.
Do you have dull skin? Everyday exposure to toxins can do a number on your skin, causing it to look less vibrant. Microneedling can brighten your skin and improve skin concerns like:
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Mild scars
- Stretch marks
- Skin laxity
Microneedling provides fairly immediate results with patients experiencing dewy, even-toned skin several days after treatments. Results improve as collagen and elastin continue to develop and peak around the one-month mark. For patients with hyperpigmentation, a series of four to six treatments is suggested to get the most dramatic, and radiant results.
Here’s what it feels like
Let’s be honest, microneedling may not sound like the most comfortable treatment. Having needles that range in diameter from .5 to 2.5 millimeters pressed into your skin is more tolerable than you might think.
Most patients tolerate the procedure well and describe it as feeling similar to a scratching sensation. Bony areas like the jawline, hairline, and forehead may leave you with mild discomfort but aren’t considered painful. Most microneedling treatments take less than an hour,and we apply a topical numbing cream to your face to help keep you comfortable.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that requires about 24 hours of healing. You’ll notice red, flushed skin after leaving our office and possibly minor discomfort – similar to having a sunburn. Your skin should appear normal in roughly three days, and you can wear makeup the next day to conceal any trace of treatment.
The bottom line
No one wishes for aging skin, but we all face it as we get older. Wrinkles and hyperpigmentation aren’t hazardous to your health, but if you wish to improve them, consider microneedling. Treatment is safe and provides noticeably younger-looking skin with a beautiful, brighter complexion.
Call 310-530-7244, or book online to schedule your microneedling appointment today.