Superficial skin concerns can be tough to deal with, particularly textural or pigmented concerns that don’t respond to at-home products and over-the-counter remedies. If you want to improve the overall tone and texture of your skin, then you may want to consider SkinPen microneedling for skin tightening and rejuvenation at MKE Aesthetics & Wellness.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that penetrates the top layer of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural rejuvenation abilities. During this treatment, your body will produce more collagen and elastin fibers, which will then tighten the skin, reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, and address other superficial skin concerns.
What Can This Treatment Help With?
As a skin tightening and resurfacing treatment, the SkinPen system can be used on both the face and body. For skin tightening in particular, you can use this treatment on the chest, abdomen, and other areas where there may be loose skin. You can also use this treatment to reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the body.
On the face, you can use this treatment to improve the appearance of pigmented concerns, such as dark spots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and other blemishes. For textural concerns, this treatment can be used to reduce the appearance of shallow acne scars, skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, and enlarged pores.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Most people will require a series of three to six treatments to see any significant improvements from this treatment. The number of treatments you will need will be determined by your skin condition and your goals. Most people will be able to achieve optimal results with three to six treatments spaced about one month apart, but you may require additional treatments if you want to improve moderate-to-severe concerns like scarring.
The number of treatments you will need may also be determined by factors such as your age and how well your body produces new collagen. Younger people who can more readily produce higher volumes of collagen may notice the results more quickly.
What Should You Do Before Treatment?
Because this treatment is minimally invasive, it’s generally a good idea to stop the use of blood-thinning medications like aspirin and blood-thinning supplements like Ginkgo for at least one week before your treatment. If you take blood-thinning medications for medical purposes, speak with your primary physician about temporarily discontinuing these medications.
It’s also important to avoid any activities that could potentially irritate or damage skin since this will cause your treatment to be delayed. You should avoid activities such as sunbathing or using irritating skin products like retinoids or chemical exfoliants. You may have to reschedule your treatment if you have a condition like psoriasis or eczema.
What Should You Do After Treatment?
After your treatment, you should do everything you can to soothe your skin so you can achieve your desired results. For example, you should use simple moisturizers, aloe vera gel, or even fatty oils to help the skin retain moisture. It’s also a good idea to avoid the use of chemical exfoliants like retinoids and glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid.
You should avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks after your treatment to prevent pigmentation concerns. If you are outside during the daytime after your treatment, you should wear SPF 30 or stronger to protect your skin. You may notice better results after your treatment if you stay well hydrated so be sure to drink plenty of water.
How Soon Will You See Results?
Most people will be able to see the initial results of this treatment in only a few weeks. The collagen that is produced with microneedling will take up to four weeks to develop and mature, so you may notice very early results from this treatment as soon as four to six weeks after your first appointment. Your results will gradually improve as you have different treatments and as more collagen is produced in the skin.
For skin tightening results, you may only notice significant results after two to four treatments, depending on the severity of your skin laxity. The location of your treatment and the overall density of your skin may also affect how soon you can see your desired results.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of this treatment can last for several months or longer depending on the skin condition you’re trying to treat. For pigmented concerns, the accelerated cellular turnover from this treatment can permanently improve the appearance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, so you can expect long-lasting results for most pigmented concerns as long as you prevent future skin damage.
For textural concerns like skin laxity, the results of this treatment will only last for as long as collagen production is high in the skin. This means that you usually will be able to enjoy the results of this treatment for about six to 12 months, or as long as collagen keeps your skin tight and supple.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Most people are good candidates for this treatment. You can use this treatment if your skin is generally healthy and you have mild to moderate concerns. Because this treatment is not energy-based and does not use any chemicals, it can be a good option for those who have sensitive skin, those who are pregnant breastfeeding, and those who cannot use other advanced treatments to improve their superficial concerns.
Rejuvenate Your Skin
The key to rejuvenating the appearance of your skin and achieving your desired results is stimulating collagen production in your skin. SkinPen microneedling treatments naturally increase the production of your collagen so you can have a more even tone and a tighter skin texture. The results of this treatment can last for several months and this treatment is generally compatible with most people. Contact us at MKE Aesthetics & Wellness today to schedule your consultation.