Does Microneedling actually work? You may be surprised to learn that while some perceive Microneedling as an aggressive way to treat intense skincare problems, the truth is that anyone could benefit from a treatment (or five!).
At our Wheaton location, we provide Microneedling to our clients every week for a variety of reasons.
We love giving our clients that “glow” of youthful, bright skin… And their radiant confidence quickly shines through!
But what is microneedling, and does it work?
What is Microneedling?
Images Med Spa offers Microneedling in Wheaton to our clients who are looking for treatment of:
Scars (from acne, past surgery, chicken pox, and more)
Fine Lines & Wrinkles (and other signs of aging)
Pore Size & Texture
Microneedling is considered a medical facial because of how the treatment is performed.
How does Microneedling work?
Microneedling is treatment that uses tiny needles to prick the skin. When the skin is punctured, this sends your body into “repair mode” to generate new collagen and skin tissue!
Additionally, when your pores are open, it allows a much easier channel for your skin to soak up all the amazing, refreshing ingredients that make up post-treatment products. (Just ask Jennifer Aniston!)
This leads to smoother skin with better tone and firmness; the appearance of wrinkles are reduced and sagging can be lifted!
It’s hard to think of who wouldn’t feel refreshed after a microneedling session.
Where can I get Microneedling?
If you’re looking for Microneedling in Wheaton, Images Med Spa has you covered! We perform Microneedling on a weekly basis and are certified to perform this procedure at our Wheaton Med Spa.
Microneedling is mostly used on the face, including the forehead, cheeks, nose, under the eye, and jawline.
However, Microneedling can also be used on the neck, décolletage, and/or hands to reduce the appearance of lines or wrinkles.
When should I get Microneedling?
If you’re thinking of trying microneedling for the first time, welcome to the party! 🎉
Before you get Microneedling done, you should first schedule a consultation with our team to determine your exact skin concerns and treatment priorities.
We’ll also discuss your past skincare efforts, your current regimen and lifestyle, and the amount of downtime you’ll have available after treatment to help make sure your time with us is effective.
Then, depending on your specific goals, we will recommend a series of anywhere from 2-10 treatments over a period of multiple months to help you achieve the look you want!
For example, someone using microneedling to treat a surgical scar may need much more time and attention on Microneedling than someone who is unhappy with their skin’s overall texture.
The aggressiveness of the treatment, and the amount of time in between treatments, may also vary based on your areas of concern. For larger areas such as stretch marks or keloid scars, your Images Med Spa expert may recommend a longer amount of time before your next treatment to allow your skin adequate time to perform its natural processes.
Aren’t our bodies amazing?! Let’s celebrate and take care of our skin the way it deserves 😇
Will Microneedling work for me?
Microneedling is a viable solution for just about any skin type. This versatile treatment harnesses the power of your skin to help heal itself in places of scarring and other spots or wrinkles.
So is there anyone that shouldn’t get Microneedling?
Anyone with active acne or cold sores should definitely avoid Microneedling. Opening up these pores could lead to the bacteria spreading to other parts of your skin, thus creating a new breakout or infection.
While Microneedling is great for acne scars, if you’re struggling with active acne, you may want to consider a dermatologic treatment to clear it up first.
Lucky for you, we’ve got plenty of solutions in our back pocket for treating acne (just one of the many perks of being owned and operated by a dermatologist!)
Microneedling may sound intimidating. After all, we’ve met quite a few people in our line of work who aren’t the biggest fans of needles.
Fortunately, many of our clients have told us that their Microneedling experience was relatively painless.
This is thanks, in large part, to our use of topical anesthetics. We allow this numbing cream to set for at least 20 minutes and confirm that our client is unable to feel any pain on the face before beginning treatment.
Afterwards, any pain from the Microneedling treatment subsides relatively quickly. Your skin may have an appearance and sensitivity similar to a sunburn, especially in areas where the skin is thinner (such as the skin underneath your eyes). Our clients tell us that this effect doesn’t last more than 24 hours.
Does microneedling work for men?
Microneedling isn’t just for women. Men can, and DO, get amazing treatments from us, too!
Men are sometimes even more prone to acne scars and rough skin texture, making them perfect candidates for Microneedling.
Bring along your brother, boyfriend, husband, or BFF to your next Images visit and we’ll review all the different treatments that may work best for his overall skincare concerns 🤗
Does Microneedling work? The Results.
All the celebrities are getting it. Your friends are getting it. The hype for Microneedling is real. But does it work?
Our experts are all about trying new things to help you look and feel absolutely amazing. But you can also trust our opinion to be unbiased. We’re owned and operated by an experienced dermatologist who helps to vet our procedures for what actually works.
We’re all about empowering our clients to make the best choices for their skin and body! 💪
There are tons of options to get you the skin you’ve been dreaming of. And if we don’t believe Microneedling will work for your exact needs, we’ll help you explore other options and give you the choice on how to proceed.
What to do before Microneedling
You want maximized results. We want that for you, too!
To help set up your skin for success, there is one important thing to keep in mind before your treatment.
For 3-5 days before treatment, be sure to completely stop using any Retin A, Retinols, Vitamin A creams, or any other topical medications.
That does not mean you should stop wearing sunscreen, though! This is where reading your label will come in handy. Some moisturizers contain both sunscreen and the products listed above. Make sure to check those ingredients, ladies!
Once it’s been checked out, apply it daily to reduce your risk of sun damage.
Microneedling aftercare tips
After a Microneedling treatment, you should help make sure your results are effective and long lasting by giving your skin the best possible chance to heal and recover.
You can achieve this by:
Keeping your skin hydrated
Not wearing sunscreen or makeup for 12 hours afterward
Using only gentle cleansers before bed to remove serum and/or blood
Skipping any skincare products that are considered “active” skincare (such as Vitamin A or C)
Not going swimming for at least 24 hours afterward
Avoiding alcohol-based toners for 10-14 days afterward
Additionally, this article hits the nail on the head when it comes to sweat.
You should for sure avoid going to the gym or sauna for at least 24 hours after your Microneedling appointment. Sweat causes inflammation, and being in the sun/heat can cause even further irritation of your skin.
Overall, the Images girls will be sure to go over all of this information and more in person with you, and answer any questions you have about your treatment or results.
Should I get Microneedling done more than once?
Any amount of Microneedling will refresh your skin and help you jump start your skincare improvement.
The best Microneedling regimen, however, involves multiple treatments over the span of a few months.
As we all know, aging is inevitable. However, we can curb the appearance of the aging process with a series of Microneedling treatments over time.
When you visit Images Med Spa in Lincoln Park for Microneedling, and to address any of your other skin concerns, we will help you develop a long term plan to keep your skin looking refreshed over the long haul.