Truly beautiful skin is soft, hydrated, and glowing. All of us eventually have to deal with sun damage, acne, wrinkles, fine lines, freckles, and sun spots. Given the daily challenges we all face, a beautiful, luminous complexion can be difficult to achieve.
AUSTIN MICRONEEDLING EXPERTS
It is important to go to a professionally trained, medical-grade Austin microneedling facility. These days it seems that every skin care place on the map has a device. Be sure to do your research and find a Physician supervised, highly trained aesthetic provider.
HOW DOES MICRONEEDLING (COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY or DERMAPEN) WORK?
Austin Microneedling is a minimally invasive technique that boosts your skin’s production of collagen and elastin,. These are two of the sexiest words in skin care! They are the most important substances in maintaining plump, youthful, glowing skin.
The Microneedling treatment involves using a mechanized device (we use the newest SkinPen) to make thousands of tiny microchannels in the outermost layers of the skin. Our professional skin therapists will precisely control the depth, spacing, frequency, and pattern of these needle pricks, based on your unique skin issues. The SkinPen will stimulate your body to make more collagen in the areas where it needs it the most.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AUSTIN MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling in Austin and across the country has been scientifically demonstrated to show improvement in fine lines, freckles and sun spots, scars, burns, pitted and non-pitted acne scarring, stretch marks, and large pores. It is used to improve the skin’s tone and texture, reduce pigmentation and improve stretch marks.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM A HOME DERMAROLLER TREATMENT?
Some lower tier medspas and home roller treatments have shorter, less effective needles. You cannot get a medical-grade results-driven microneedling treatment at home. These devices and dermal rollers have needles that are much shorter than the ones used by a plastic surgeon.
Also, home dermarolling can scar your skin. Austin Microneedling must be done with a device that hits your skin surface at a 90 degree angle. This will minimize scraping, scratching, and other trauma that will typically cause scarring. Inexpensive spa devices often have poor quality needles that are slightly angled or bent and can thus hurt your skin.
IS MICRONEEDLING SIMILAR TO A LASER OR CHEMICAL PEEL?
Microneedling is just different. It is unique because it is safe for use on all skin tones, and all parts of the body.
HOW MUCH DOWNTIME IS THERE WITH A MICRONEEDLING TREATMENT?
The downtime with Microneedling is quite short, with redness usually lasting a day or so.
DOES MICRONEEDLING HURT?
Even though just the name Microneedling sounds terrible and scary (thousands of needles going into your face!), it is actually quite painless. We have the absolute best numbing cream available, specially compounded for our unique office. It’s always our goal to keep you completely comfortable through the entire 30-45min treatment.
Patients say all they feel is a bit of vibration from the device. At the end of the procedure, your face will be red (similar to a sunburn), tingly, with some pinpoint bleeding. By the next day, you will be able to return to work and play, wear makeup, and go on with your normal activities.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS FOLLOWING A MICRONEEDLING TREATMENT?
Improved skin appearance begins to occur almost immediately and continues for 4 to 6 weeks. For best results, we recommend a series of three Microneedling treatments, as frequently as every 6 weeks. Each treatment will induce some collagen remodeling for 60 days post treatment.
HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR MICRONEEDLING RESULTS LAST?
As amazing as collagen induction therapy with Skinpen Microneedling is, its effect on your skin is best combined with proven skin care products. Our licensed skin therapists will help you get whatever you need, from prescription retin-A, to products containing vitamin A, vitamin C and titanium. All of these are medical-grade products that will improve your skin and make your microneedling results last longer.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
Mild discomfort and redness are common.While Microneedling side effects are rare, very rarely, treatments could lead to a cold sore reactivation or other infection, formation of granulomas (small bumps under the skin), long lasting color change or scarring.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A MICRONEEDLING TREATMENT?
Please let us know if you have a history of cold sores or warts on the targeted area. We will read your medical history and medication list carefully for any contraindications.
WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE FOR MICRONEEDLING?
For our packages, we provide a complimentary Halcyon Hyaluronic Acid Serum for topical use. This soothing, hydrating serum is also available in our office for daily use.