What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a popular skincare treatment that allows for controlled stimulation of the skin’s self-repair process by creating many precise, “micro-injuries.” This process triggers new collagen synthesis without causing scars or other damage to your skin. Micro-injuries allow for the creation of channels that allow skincare products to penetrate deeper into the skin, resulting in improved product delivery.* Treatments can address acne scars, wrinkles, stretch marks and sun damage on many parts of the body, including the face, neck, arms, hands, abdomen, back and legs.
How it works
The microneedling pen is a handheld device that has multiple tiny needles at one end. These microneedles penetrate the top layer of skin and create controlled micro-channels in the tissue. When your skin is penetrated in this way, your body will stimulate new collagen growth for repair.* Collagen is great for our skin, and allows it maintain firmness and elasticity. The treated area will repair itself with new skin cells. Additionally, these microneedles can deliver beneficial product into your skin, providing you with even better results.* Acne scars, stretch marks, pigmentation and sun damage, wrinkles & fine lines and the overall appearance of your skin can be improved with microneedling!*
What To Expect
When you come in for a free consultation at our spa in Methuen, we can determine if microneedling is the right treatment option for you. If it is, you will be seated or lying down as we use the microneedling pen to go over the predetermined, targeted areas. The procedure is not painful, as the needles are so fine and small that you will hardly notice the piercing that occurs. Many of our patients describe their appointment as comfortable.
The Benefits of Microneedling
Results are typically seen immediately, although optimal results will be seen in 3-6 months, as dermal collagen remodeling takes time.*
Your total healing time will depend on the severity of your damaged skin and the depth of repair that the process required. You may notice redness and swelling after the procedure, but this should fade after 2-4 days.
Effective Treatment Plans
The number of treatments you will require is determined by the health of your skin and your aesthetic goals. Most patients receive a series of 4 treatments that are spaced 4 weeks apart. If you have deep wrinkles, acne scars or stretch marks, of if you have advanced photoaging, we recommend 6-8 treatments at 4-6 week intervals.
Schedule your Free Consultation in Merrimack Valley
At Laser Aesthetic in Methuen, MA, we provide free consultations to new patients. In order to get an analysis of your skin and to find out if microneedling can help you, fill out the form on our site or give us a call at (978) 685-2737. We serve Methuen, Lawrence, Haverhill, Andover, Lowell and Dracut.