Microneedling: How Many Treatments Is Enough?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that helps to encourage the production of collagen in the skin and create a smooth, even, beautiful complexion. If you are someone who is looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone, and you have found no luck with an endless amount of topical creams and at-home treatments, microneedling might be exactly what you are looking for.

If you are in good health and suffering from skin conditions that haven’t responded to other dermatologic treatments, microneedling at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics in Huntington Beach, CA, could be for you. Continue reading and learn how many sessions it takes to see your results.

One of the Fastest Acting Skin Treatments

Some patients report seeing results as early as a week after their first microneedling treatment. Everyone heals differently, and the speed of your healing is largely due to your skin type and the type and severity of your skin condition. Results that you might notice the soonest are the appearance of acne, a more even skin tone, and smaller pores.

After your first session, you’ll receive several post-treatment instructions that are important to follow for you to reach your desired results. These instructions are designed to help heal your skin, provide you with the results you want, and keep your skin healthy for longer.

What To Expect From A Microneedling Treatment

Microneedling involves the creation of thousands of micro-injuries in the top layer of skin by employing tiny needles. The needle pricks create an injury that causes the body to mass-produce the healing benefits from producing the proteins collagen and elastin.

While microneedling may sound painful, it isn’t. To keep you completely comfortable, your doctor will apply a topical numbing agent to your skin before performing the microneedling treatment. This numbing will ensure your complete comfort for the duration of your treatment. After the skin is thoroughly numbed, your doctor will begin using a tool known as an InnoPen™ that combines ultrafine microneedling penetration with powerful radio-frequency energy.

What To Expect After Microneedling?

Right after your treatment, your skin will be slightly red, and you may experience mild swelling. These effects should disappear on their own within a few minutes to hours after your treatment. In the weeks following your treatment, it is essential that you cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser, lukewarm water, followed by patting dry with a clean towel. Follow up your facial cleansing with a gentle moisturizer and sun protection in the morning.

While your skin is healing, it might feel tight, dry, and sensitive as you shed the old and damaged cells and begin to create new cells that revitalize your complexion. It’s essential to keep your skin moisturized during the initial healing period.

Within weeks after your initial treatment, you will notice a smoother, bright, and more radiant appearance. Your results will continue to improve over the months that follow as your skin increases its collagen production.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Patients looking to microneedling to address issues like their uneven skin tone or light facial lines may only need one treatment session to attain the desired results. However, you’ll need at least three sessions to induce the best collagen production. Should you have deeper pockmarks or scarring, you may need 3-6 treatment sessions scheduled 4-6 weeks apart to fill in and restore your skin entirely.

MicroNeedling with PRP in Huntington Beach

To best determine how many microneedling treatments you might need to help with your skin conditions, you should talk to a licensed expert. The doctors at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics are proud to be the leading provider of quality care and the latest wellness solutions to the Huntington Beach community. To learn more about if microneedling is the proper treatment for you, call our office at (714) 804-5460 or contact us through our website to schedule your consultation today.