One of the main building blocks for our skin, giving it a plump, smooth, youthful texture and appearance is collagen. Lower levels of collagen, which is responsible for a good majority of the signs of aging on our faces, comes from sun exposure, environmental toxins, age, lifestyle, and other factors. It is believed that ingesting collagen through broths or powders can help restore collagen levels. The collagen-boosting effects of microneedling are not up for the same debate as ingesting aids. The production of collagen and new skin cells for smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking skin is stimulated with microneedling treatments. Though timing is important, in order to get the best results from your microneedling treatments. Today, we at Skin Body & Refinery would like to discuss the basics of microneedling.
What Does Microneedling Actually Do?
A skin rejuvenation treatment involving tiny, invisible puncture wounds made in the top layer of your skin is Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy. Including cell turnover and collagen production, which are the keys to youthful-looking skin, these micro-injuries stimulate your body’s natural regenerative abilities.
How Many Times a Year Should You Do Microneedling?
A series of 3 to 4 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart is involved beginning with the first microneedling treatment. This is because it takes approximately a month to heal from the first treatment. The second treatment get superior cumulative effects from the treatment, and the next treatment should be done as close to the last one as possible. Depending on the severity of the condition being treated after you have achieved your desired results with the first round of treatments, you may begin to spread them out a little more. A single session is usually all that is needed for maintenance microneedling treatments and are generally recommended every 4-6 weeks for the first year. One treatment per season is usually sufficient for maintaining results in subsequent years. Some severe conditions may require more frequent treatments. For maintaining smooth, firm, youthful-looking skin, at least two microneedling treatments per year is recommended.
How Long Does it Take to See Results after Microneedling?
To improve the tone, texture, appearance, and overall health of your skin, the collagen -replenishing effects of microneedling are proven to work. There are a few things you can do before and after each treatment if you want to maximize your results, which includes the list below.
– Prior to your microneedling treatment, exfoliate 2 or 3 times a week for a couple of weeks but don’t exfoliate the night before.
– After your microneedling treatment, avoid anti-inflammatory medications for 3 days prior to and 7 days.
– Following treatment, avoid anti-inflammatory medications for 3 days prior to and 7 days.
– After treatment (be generous with the moisturizer), use gentle cleanser and moisturizer for at least 7 days.
– If you do go outside, be sure to apply sunscreen generously every 2 hours, limit sun exposure for 2 weeks following each treatment session.