• stimulates growth of collagen and elastin
• treats pigment, melasma, fine lines, wrinkles, pores, scars including acne scars, and stretch marks
• safe for all skin tones and body areas
• rapid recovery
What Does Microneedling Do for Your Skin?
The microneedling process is potentially highly beneficial for many different types of skin, depending on what the patient would like to correct. Using the right steps in the treatment, microneedling devices can potentially help patients get some of the best achievable results from a facial skin treatment.
The microneedling device is a pen-like tool with tiny needles at one end. In the microneedling procedure, our clinician inserts the tool beneath the skin, creating tiny holes. The depth of the needle penetration can be adjusted depending on the desired result. Products are then applied to hydrate the skin and promote healing. Topical anesthetic (“numbing cream”) is applied before the microneedling procedure, so no pain is felt.
Microneedling promotes growth of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of the skin. Thus it is sometimes called “collagen induction therapy.” It promotes growth of blood vessels within the skin as well (“angiogenesis”).
How Effective is Microneedling?
Microneedling breaks up unwanted skin pigmentation so the body can remove it. Microneedling is a preferred treatment for melasma, especially when combined with a chemical peel. Growth of new skin after microneedling helps remove fine lines, wrinkles, pores, scars such as acne scars, and stretch marks as well. Microneedling improves the appearance of stretch marks located anywhere on the body.
Who Can Perform Microneedling?
Like many other types of skin treatment, such as skin rejuvenation, you should only trust an experienced professional to perform this collagen induction therapy procedure. Microneedling involves delicate equipment that only trained staff should use, and Althea MedSpa can help with some of the best microneedling treatment available for any skin type.
With Althea’s team of professional staff, you can get some of the best microneedling treatments available in Fairfax and Sterling, Virginia, along with many other types of skin and hair treatments. For help today, contact us at any time and one of our representatives will be able to provide immediate assistance.