Do you look in the mirror and see skin imperfections? You are not alone. Roughly 67% of participants in a survey stated that skin problems plummeted their self-confidence.
Wrinkles. Large pores. Age spots. Dull skin. These are just a few of the problems people over the age of 30 face because of the decline in collagen and elastin. Now there’s a treatment that noticeably erases the signs of aging, so your natural beauty can sit front and center.
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment involving tiny, controlled punctures into your skin to bring an umbrella of skin benefits. Shantique Med Spa is your premier skincare oasis, providing microneedling to patients in Torrance, California, who want to revamp their complexion.
How it works
Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, works by supercharging collagen and elastin production. Using a device containing hundreds of microscopic needles, your skin technician safely creates micro-injuries on the surface of your skin.
This promotes cellular turnover bringing skin benefits like:
- Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
- Lessening the appearance of scars and stretch marks
- Improving skin tone and texture
- Tightening your skin
- Minimizing the appearance of pores
Microneedling penetrates not only the top layer of skin, but also the epidermis to enhance your skin from the inside out. Patients see an improvement in their skin after one microneedling session, but most need three to six treatments spaced about a month apart to get peak results.
Microneedling is most commonly done on the face, but can also be used on areas like the neck, legs, back, and chest. Most treatments take less than an hour, and patients don’t describe the feeling to be painful, but slightly uncomfortable – especially around the jawline, forehead, and hairline.
There’s no downtime associated with microneedling, meaning you can return to work or an event immediately afterward. However, it’s important to note that you’ll likely experience some redness and mild swelling that generally subsides in one to two days.
Follow these tips after your procedure:
Following your microneedling treatment, your skin will be more vulnerable to ultraviolet radiation. Minimize your sun exposure and apply SPF of 50 or greater for two weeks following your treatment.
Let your skin breathe for 24 hours
Don’t apply makeup or use skincare products. You may wash your face with a mild cleanser and use a creamy moisturizer. After 48 hours, you can resume retinol and vitamin C serum.
Expect minor discomfort
Many patients report their skin feels warm and tight, similar to a sunburn, following their microneedling treatment. This is normal, and it’s important to keep your hands off your skin – no touching, rubbing, or scratching the treated area.
Flaking and peeling is normal
Your skin may flake and peel while your body sheds the old, damaged skin cells. This allows space for the production of melanocytes, which can lessen the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Am I a good candidate?
Microneedling is a safe and all-natural way to get more youthful skin. The treatment works on all skin types and textures.
You’re likely a great candidate for microneedling if you:
- Are bothered by age-related skin concerns
- Aren’t pregnant
- Don’t have an active skin infection or condition
- Are in overall good health
- Have realistic expectations
The best way to find out if you’re a candidate is by meeting with one of our microneedling professionals. Call us at 310-530-7244 to schedule your consultation, or book online.