Healthy, flawless skin is desirable regardless of your age. Unfortunately, the older you get, the harder it is to maintain firm, youthful skin, as the body reduces production of its natural toning and firming agents — collagen and elastin. When you factor in the cumulative effect of sun damage over the years, the full effect of time sits squarely on your face for everyone to see — dull, wrinkled, and damaged skin. But just because you can’t control getting older, doesn’t mean you have to look older.
Kim Nguyen, PA-C at Aesthetic Envy and Wellness offers microneedling treatments for refreshing and revitalizing facial skin. Check out our five reasons why microneedling is so beneficial for your skin.
So what is microneedling, anyway? As its name suggests, this cosmetic procedure uses a device with tiny needles to create targeted small cuts in the skin. During the in-office treatment, our team glides the device, known as a dermaroller, over your skin in specific treatment areas. The dermaroller creates tiny wounds to the top layer of the skin, which begins a cycle of healing.
Sparks collagen and elastin production
One of the things that makes microneedling so special and beneficial is that it takes a page out of nature’s playbook. The natural response to skin trauma, even if it’s just a tiny cut, is for your body to swing into action and begin the healing process. This not only jump-starts the production of collagen and elastin, but also causes new blood vessels to form. As the microneedling “wounds” heal, the skin responds to the increased collagen and elastin by plumping, smoothing out, and becoming firmer.
Addresses wrinkles, age spots, and skin tone
The number of skin issues that microneedling can address is also impressive, making it the perfect go-to for a variety of issues that can make you look older than you feel. Microneedling not only tackles fine lines and wrinkles, but also scars, age spots, uneven skin tone, and large pores. This makes microneedling great as a stand-alone treatment or as a companion to other facial rejuvenation options like dermaplaning.
No surgery required
While there are a plethora of surgical options to refresh and rejuvenate your skin, not everyone is comfortable with surgery. Microneedling can help you achieve your skin rejuvenation goals without the additional cost, concern, downtime, and other complications that can come with a surgical procedure. A typical microneedling session takes about 30 minutes right in the office. Our team begins with cleaning and applying a topical anesthetic (no anesthesia is needed). After we’ve finished gliding the dermaroller over the treatment areas, we may apply a calming serum. You may experience some redness or skin irritation after the procedure, but these minor side effects typically go away fairly quickly.
Remarkably, your skin begins producing more collagen and elastin within 48 and 72 hours after your microneedling treatment. The full effects of the treatment are noticeable after about four weeks when the benefits of increased collagen have fully kicked in. You may need three to four sessions of microneedling spaced four to six weeks apart to achieve your desired outcome. The increased collagen produced coupled with the effects of the microneedling treatment may last for several years, making it a cost-effective and long-lasting cosmetic treatment option (results may vary).
Recaptures younger-looking skin
Microneedling is an excellent tool to recapture younger, firmer, and more youthful skin. The fact that it taps into your body’s natural healing properties is definitely a plus, and the long-lasting effects make it a cost-effective treatment option. But perhaps the greatest benefit of all is that you can get back the one thing that you may have thought was gone forever — beautiful, flawless, supple, youthful skin.
If you’d like to turn back the effects of time on your skin, book a consultation with Kim Nguyen, DO, at Aesthetic Envy and Wellness in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV to discuss microneedling. Use the online booking tool or call today.