If you’re fighting the effects of aging, microneedling allen is a minimally invasive option that can help. A dermatologist will smooth a numbing cream on your face so you can’t feel the needles pricking the skin. They’ll then move a pen-like device evenly across the treatment area, puncturing the skin.
What do I need to know about microneedling?
These tiny sterile needles cause slight injury to the skin, which triggers the body’s healing process to create new tissue, including collagen that tightens and smoothes the skin. The new skin tissue can also help fill in wrinkles and scars.
It’s important to note that microneedling isn’t a quick fix and you may need multiple treatments to see results. But the treatment is very safe and effective for all skin types.
Adding platelet rich plasma to your microneedling is another way you can maximize your results and improve your complexion. It involves drawing blood from your body and then using it to treat the skin, which enhances the collagen production. The treatment is sometimes called the vampire treatment, because the blood contains growth factors that increase your skin’s elasticity and firmness.
It’s best to avoid any sun exposure or tanning for several days before the treatment. And you should also stop using any products that contain retinol or alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids until the skin heals. If you do follow this skin care routine, the microneedling process will be more effective and your results will last longer. It’s also important to avoid smoking or drinking alcohol before your procedure.