One of the most popular cosmetic treatments these days is microneedling, a minimally invasive technique that uses sterile needles to pierce the top layers of your skin to induce your body’s natural regenerative abilities so you can correct superficial skin concerns. For such a simple treatment, that sounds like a grand promise, doesn’t it? At InjectAbility Clinic in Torrance, CA, we’re ready to answer all the questions our clients in Los Angeles and surrounding areas might have about this amazing, do-it-all treatment: including how long it takes to see results.
How Long Does It Take To See Results From Microneedling?
The results from a microneedle treatment will take some time to show up due to the collagen maturation process. Essentially, the results of this treatment build up gradually over time and get better with each treatment you have. For that reason, it can sometimes be hard to estimate how long it will take to see the results of your treatment appointments. In general, however, most patients can see results in as little as two to three months.
Of course, because of the nature of the treatment, you should expect your results to come in stages. For example, after your initial appointment, many patients mistake the immediate plumping of the skin for their desired results; however, as the sub-dermal layers of your skin heal, these immediate results will fade. Over the course of several treatments, your results will build up and your final results will be visible.
What Is Collagen Maturation?
The key to this treatment is collagen maturation, which is the process by which the newly-formed collagen in your skin matures enough to provide structural support and volume to the skin. Collagen maturation does not happen over time – in fact, it can take several weeks for collagen to mature enough to provide any visible improvements to your skin.
The good news is that once collagen is mature, it takes a while for it to break down, and that’s why the results of this treatment can last for several months at a time or even produce permanent results for some skin conditions such as scarring.
What Is the Treatment Process Like?
The treatment process is pretty simple overall. Since this treatment is somewhat like a facial, we first cleanse your skin to remove any impurities and bacteria; then a topical numbing cream is applied to your skin surface so that you are comfortable during your treatment. Once your skin is prepped, one of our skilled aesthetic experts will use the SkinPen device to address your appearance concerns. Your treatment appointments will usually take about 20 to 40 minutes to complete, depending on how many areas need to be treated.
What Are SkinPen Microneedling Benefits?
The long-lasting results and simple treatment process are two of the most appealing benefits of this treatment. But in addition to producing results quickly and naturally, what other reasons might you want to seek this treatment?
1. Helps Products Work More Effectively
Microneedle treatments are unique in the fact that they can help products work more effectively to produce better results. This is because the micro-injuries from the treatment process allow for better product absorption, which means that your moisturizers and serums can penetrate deeper layers of the skin. This is especially important for some skin actives like Retinol and Vitamin C, which do better when they can treat the sub-dermal layers of skin and not only the skin surface.
2. Smooth and Refines Skin Texture
At its heart, one of the primary purposes of this treatment is to smooth and refine your skin texture. For example, this treatment is frequently used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, as well as enlarged pores and acne scars. Textural skin issues can be challenging to treat due to how layered the issues are, but acne scars microneedling treatments are able to correct the root of the problem by creating more collagen.
3. Helps Fade Pigmentation and Blemishes
Another use of this treatment is to correct superficial skin concerns such as microneedling spot treatment, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and other blemishes on the skin. This is because this treatment accelerates your skin cell turnover cycle, which makes it easier to shed dead skin cells and unveil new skin cells that are free from pigmentation concerns.
4. Easy To Enhance the Results
It’s also easy to enhance the results of this treatment by adding additional layers to your treatment process. For example, we frequently use PRP and special serums selected for your skin needs to help produce your desired results.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Good candidates for SkinPen treatments include any prospective patient with superficial or textural skin concerns, as well as patients who do not have current skin breakouts or a history of easy skin scarring. A consultation at our clinic will give us a better idea if you are eligible for treatment.
Enjoy Fast and Long-Lasting Results With SkinPen Treatments!
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that lives up to the hype. If you think this treatment might be a good match for your aesthetic goals, please contact InjectAbility Clinic in Torrance, CA to schedule your first appointment today.