Microneedling is an exciting development in aesthetic medicine which helps treat the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and the skin’s overall appearance. There are a variety of uses for this type of treatment and we at Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery are very excited about the future of microneedling. If you’re interested in learning more, we invite you to read about other Medi-Spa treatments, and schedule a complimentary consultation – 480-657-7065.
Microneedling treatments reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whereby revealing younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Ideal for a variety of conditions, the benefits of microneedling have been seen to help with hyperpigmentation, dark spots, acne scars, and stretch marks. The procedure will create a fresher appearance or glow to the skin. Additionally, microneedling can be used on all parts of the body, face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
The microneedling process is simple and your aesthetician will walk you through the steps during your appointment. Essentially a sterile cartridge tip containing 12 points is attached to the Micro pen. The aesthetician will apply a thin layer of solution, such as medical grade saline solution, to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs.
In a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction, until the entire treatment area has been covered in about 30-45 minutes. The process injures the skin and calls on the body’s own collagen to help heal the skin and create a new layer of skin that is softer, smoother, and appears younger.
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after treatment.
Some patients only require a single treatment, once a year, to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For those that have deep wrinkles or advanced photo-aging, stretch marks, or acne scars, we may suggest 6-8 sessions at six-week intervals. Check out reviews and be sure to contact us to schedule an appointment – 480-657-7065.