Who’d have thought that poking your skin with a bunch of tiny needles would produce such transformative results? Well, believe it, because it’s true! But that only applies to treatments performed by a licensed professional, to be clear. Microneedling is one of our favorite minimally invasive aesthetic treatments for people of all skin types to achieve gorgeous results by way of a series of tiny needles. What makes these needles so special is their ability to magically crank up your skin’s natural collagen production. Collagen is an essential protein for the firm, youthful-looking skin we all want, but it sadly starts to diminish as we age. Professional microneedling treatments, like the ones we offer at Culture Aesthetics & Wellness in Knoxville, help replenish lost collagen and regain that supple, smooth skin you thought was gone for good.
How does microneedling work to boost collagen?
Microneedling involves a trained aesthetician using a small handheld device featuring a series of very fine needles that safely penetrate the outer layers of skin. This produces tiny micro-injuries that are pretty much invisible to the naked eye. These “injuries” then signal your body’s natural healing process to produce new elastin and collagen, the essential proteins found abundantly in the skin of our youth. At Culture, we can take this process a step further by pairing your microneedling treatment with concentrated regenerative properties we can derive from your blood through a simple in-office blood draw. The rejuvenating results are nothing short of amazing!
What can microneedling improve?
Microneedling can treat and improve about as many skin concerns as there are needles on the device. A few of the most requested here in Knoxville include:
- Uneven skin tone & texture
- Patches of hyperpigmentation
- Mild to moderate fine lines & wrinkles
- Acne scars or surgical/injury scars
- Oversized pores
- Sun damage
- Stretch marks
- Much more!
Can microneedling be used to treat other areas besides the face?
You bet! While microneedling is great for the face, it’s also shown great skin-boosting benefits in the following areas, too:
- Scalp (to aid in hair restoration)
- And more!
What’s it like during a microneedling treatment?
First, we apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area to make sure you’re nice and comfortable, though some people don’t even need that. Then, our trained aesthetician gently moves the microneedling device in very specific motions across your skin. During which, you’ll feel a slight pricking sensation, but most of our patients tolerate it very well. Then we’ll apply a soothing skin concoction to wrap up your session and you’re on your merry way.
Are there any side effects from microneedling?
Microneedling treatments are often associated with minimal side effects and don’t require any downtime. There’s typically some mild swelling and redness in the treatment area, but these usually go away in just a day or two. Much rarer side effects include risks of scarring or infection, but that’s normally not the case when you elect treatment with an experienced provider. We happen to know a couple great ones right here at Culture!
When will I see the results from my microneedling treatment?
A lot of our clients enjoy an immediate degree of improvement after their treatment. The most dramatic results, however, will likely take about four to six weeks to show up following your microneedling session. That’s about how long it takes for your body to crank out that new, healthy collagen.
How many microneedling treatments will I need for best results?
Even just one treatment can sometimes provide the results you may be hoping for, but the most impactful improvements for the majority of patients take place after about three treatments. If multiple sessions are indeed needed, we typically schedule them about 30 days apart. But it’s important to understand that the number of treatments needed will be dependent on the current condition of your skin as well as the specific condition you wish to address. We’ll go over all that at your microneedling consultation so you’ll have a clear understanding of what to expect.
What’s my next step to skin rejuvenation through microneedling in Knoxville?
Microneedling offers a truly amazing way to rejuvenate your skin, and we’d love to help you experience results you’ll have to see to believe. Just give us a call at (865) 500-0101 or click here to schedule your free consultation today. We’ll explain everything and help you decide if microneedling is your best bet to get the gorgeous skin you deserve!