Natural aging, sun damage, genetics, and other factors can change our skin over time. Our once firm, bright complexion can slowly diminish, leaving us feeling older than we really are and impacting our self-confidence.
Thankfully, you can utilize your body’s natural healing process for smoother, healthier skin. Microneedling boosts collagen and elastin production, leaving your skin refreshed and rejuvenated. In this blog, discover what microneedling is, its benefits, and more from La Beauté Spa!
What are the benefits of microneedling?
No matter your skin type, you can achieve smoother, younger-looking skin with microneedling. Microneedling treats a variety of skin concerns, including:
- Acne scarring
- Fine lines
- Loose skin
- Skin texture
- Pore size
- Brown spots
- Stretch marks
- Pigment issues
How does microneedling work?
The microneedling procedure starts with an initial consultation to discuss your desired results and the conditions you wish to treat. After applying a topical anesthetic to ease any discomfort, your provider uses a pen-like device to create micropunctures in the skin with ultrafine needles.
These microneedles create tiny skin holes that encourage your body’s natural healing process. The healing process stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which give the skin its firmness and tightness.
What areas are treated with microneedling?
Microneedling can be performed on many areas of the body, but it is most often utilized on the face. Microneedling can also treat stretch marks and discoloration on other parts of the body, such as the thighs and abdominal area.
Are there any risks of microneedling?
The most common side effect is mild skin irritation that occurs directly after the procedure, with redness that may last a few days. However, most people notice an immediate glow to their skin, with visible changes occurring over several days or weeks. In some cases, results can continue to improve up to 6 months after treatment!
How long is the downtime after microneedling?
You may experience redness in the treated area after your microneedling treatment. The redness can last up to 4 days, but for many, it heals in 24 hours. You can go back to work or school right after the procedure. However, we recommend letting the skin heal completely before applying any makeup.
Protecting your skin during the healing process is essential for optimal results. Our team at La Beatué Spa recommends you apply sunscreen thoroughly during this period as your skin will be more sensitive to the sun. We also advise waiting at least a week before using any harsh cleansers, exfoliants, and other strong skincare products.
How long do microneedling results last?
Results can last for months with microneedling! Most people experience an immediate improvement in their skin texture, with visible changes lasting anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months. We recommend scheduling follow-up treatments to maintain the results.
If you’re interested in taking your microneedling session one step further, La Beauté Spa offers microneedling + PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatments for the ultimate facial rejuvenation. During the session, your provider will take a small sample of your blood and place it in a centrifuge to separate it from the plasma. Then, after microneedling, your plasma is applied to the microchannels created during microneedling. With PRP, you can experience longer-lasting results and deeper skin healing compared to microneedling alone.
Radiant, Youthful-Looking Skin at La Beauté Spa
Reduce the appearance of fine lines and boost your confidence with microneedling.
With over 35 years of experience, our team at La Beauté Spa can customize your microneedling treatment to your desired results. Often, we pair microneedling with a peel or our Limelight treatment for a fantastic glow! Address many skin concerns with long-lasting results at La Beatué Spa.
Interested in Learning More About Microneedling?
Achieve younger-looking skin at La Beatué Spa. Proudly serving the Indianapolis area, our team can create personalized treatment plans for outstanding results. Call us at 317-548-8538 or contact us online to schedule an appointment for younger-looking skin today!