As you age, your skin naturally slows its production of substances that keep your facial skin hydrated and give it a healthy appearance. You may be losing elasticity in your skin, and you may find that small lines and wrinkles are forming around your eyes and mouth. At Pure Wellness Therapy in Palm Beach Gardens, FL we can provide you with a cutting-edge therapy called microneedling that will treat these problems.
How Often Should You Microneedle?
Number of Treatments
The number of treatments you will need will depend on your specific problems and what you are hoping to accomplish. Most patients are able to achieve their desired results in between 3 and 5 appointments. At your evaluation, we will talk to you about your options and how many sessions we believe it will take to solve your problems.
We want you to be happy with your results, so your satisfaction with the results will be the most important consideration in determining how many treatments you should have. We will listen to all of your concerns and will always be open to answering questions and helping you understand your choices.
Time Between Treatments
You will return for another treatment approximately 4 to 6 weeks after your first session was completed. This means that the whole treatment process will take approximately 3 to 6 months. The time between treatments is important because your skin will need time to heal as well as time for the cells to make more collagen.
Some of the results of your treatment may be permanent. Scarring and dark spots that are diminished through the microneedle won’t reoccur. However, your skin will continue to become damaged due to aging and outside influences like sun exposure. In order to keep your skin looking healthy and fresh, you will want to return for additional touch-up treatments approximately every 12 weeks.
Our staff will carefully evaluate your results to help you make the right decision about how long to wait before coming back for maintenance treatments. We can help you understand how much maintenance is necessary to keep your youthful glow and elasticity.
Why Bother Microneedling?
If you want to see supple skin when you look in the mirror, or if you’d like to eliminate acne scars and dark spots, this may be the perfect treatment for you. Treatments are faster than many other cosmetic therapy options, and they can be maintained indefinitely. You can use this amazing treatment to abolish sun damage and rejuvenate dull, discolored skin to reveal a healthy glow. You can have youthful skin again, and you owe it to yourself to find out more.
The Process of Microneedling
The first step in your microneedling treatment is to come in for a visit to our office for an evaluation and consultation. A member of our experienced staff will examine your skin and discuss your problem areas. We will talk to you about the results you would like to see from your treatment, and we will determine whether or not this is the proper approach for your specific needs.
If there are other, additional treatments that will complement your treatment, we will discuss those options with you. We will create a plan for you so that you will know what to expect and how long your treatment is likely to continue. Finally, we will answer any questions you have about the process and will let you know what you can expect t your appointment.
At your appointment, a member of our professional staff will apply a topical anesthetic to the area of your face that is going to be treated. This is to ensure your comfort throughout the process.
The microneedling application is done through the use of a special pen called a SkinPen. This is a tool that has been approved by the FDA and can be customized according to your needs. The pen holds many tiny, sterilized needles that are designed to create microscopic injections as the pen is rolled over your skin. These injections trigger your cells to regenerate and produce collagen.
This process is what activates the cellular response that produces new, undamaged skin. It also creates an environment where your skin products like moisturizers or anti-aging serums can penetrate your skin more effectively. These results work together to give you more youthful, clear, evenly colored skin. The session will take around 10 to 20 minutes.
After your session, we will provide you with products that are designed to keep your skin protected as it rejuvenates. These may include products to block harmful sun exposure or to bring moisture to your face.
Reasons for Treatment
One of the problems that can be solved through this approach is scars on the face. Your scars may have come from acne or from other circumstances and may be very light on the surface of the skin, or they can be darker and deeper. Deeper scars may require more treatment, but all types of scarring can be decreased or eliminated through the use of fo the SkinPen.
Once the cell regeneration process has been activated, your body will create healthier skin to replace the skin where scarring has occurred. You will be left with brighter, fresher, non-blemished skin.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
The natural aging process causes your skin to lose hyaluronic acid and overall moisture over time. This, in addition to repeated muscle movements, is what causes lines, creases, and wrinkles to occur around your eyes, nose, mouth, and chin. The younger skin created after your treatment will be free from these lines. The treatment will also cause your skin to absorb and retain moisture better than it did before.
Sometimes years of trapping dirt and oil can cause your pores to grow large. A lack of collagen and moisture in your skin can prevent your pores from snapping back into their original dimensions and depths. When your skin is rejuvenated through treatment with the SkinPen, your pores are able to return to their normal sizes and shapes.
Aging and exposure to harsh weather conditions can create dark spots on your face. This is sometimes called hyperpigmentation and is caused by an excess of melatonin that is produced because of acne, dry conditions, or UV rays. Your treatment will encourage the dark areas to fade away and be replaced by a new layer of skin.
Damage and natural aging can cause your skin tone to become splotchy and uneven. An uneven skin tone can make you appear older than you actually are. Treatment with a microneedling device will even out your skin tone, making your skin look younger.
You probably know that being exposed to harsh sun rays is damaging to your skin. If you have uneven coloring or spots on your face due to sun damage, we can address that with the SkinPen. When your cells are stimulated to regenerate your skin, new skin that has not been damaged by the sun will emerge. You will have a chance to start over in your efforts to protect your skin from the sun.
Loss of Elasticity
Collagen is the substance responsible for smooth skin with elasticity. As you age, your skin produces less collagen. Skin becomes loose and unable to spring back into place like it did when you were younger. Your treatment will encourage your cells to produce collagen, which will bring back the elasticity and supple look and texture of your skin.
Your skin may have lost some of its shine over time. This is due to normal aging as your skin no longer produces large amounts of collagen and hyaluronic acid needed to keep skin glowing. Treatment from a SkinPen will revitalize your skin and bring back that healthy bright shine of young skin.
No Hospital Stay
Your treatment will be conducted in the comfort of our office, so there is no need to have to go to a hospital. Treatment is fast and simple. You will not need to spend all day or overnight in any kind of medical facility.
No Recovery Time
You can leave our office and go on with your day after your treatment. You do not have to miss work or your personal activities due to this treatment. This therapy takes far less time than a dental appointment or regular health check, and you will be on your way in no time at all.
The SkinPen is customizable, so you will be sure to have the right type of treatment for your specific cosmetic challenges. The SkinPen will be customized to approach any deep or intense scarring differently than fine lines on the skin’s surface. This means that you won’t be treated with more intensity than your problem requires and you won’t encounter the frustration of treatments that were not strong enough to work.
Treatment with the SkinPen is completely safe. This is a cosmetic facial treatment that does not involve the risks associated with having to be placed under general anesthesia, and you will not be facing a surgical procedure. You will not be exposed to potentially dangerous chemicals or substances that you may trigger an allergic reaction. Because this treatment stimulates your cells’ innate ability to heal your skin, this treatment takes advantage of a natural process.
There are products that claim you can use them to microneedle at home, but this is not recommended. One reason you should avoid these home-based products is that you will not be able to properly sterilize the needles, and you could be introducing harmful bacteria into your skin. This will make your skin problems even worse.
Another reason we do not recommend that you use at-home products for this treatment is that those products are often not effective. These products are not as strong as the SkinPen and cannot be customized for your specific purposes. They are also only able to address a small number of issues.
Visit Us for More
Make an appointment to visit us at Pure Wellness Therapy at Palm Beach Gardens, FL for a complete skin examination and a consultation to discuss addressing any issues you are having with your skin. We will answer your questions and let you know if this is the right approach for you. You will learn about options we can give you for treatment, and we will advise you about your next steps. We want to help you have bright, healthy, youthful skin. Call us today for a consultation and to get started on your journey.