If you live in the Annapolis, Columbia, or Severna Park area and want to schedule an in-office rejuvenating skincare treatment, a microneedling treatment is the perfect place to start. At Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD, we offer this effective form of collagen induction therapy that can help improve your complexion in more ways than one.
What Is Microneedling and How Does It Work?
Microneedling is a skin-rejuvenating treatment also known as collagen induction therapy. It’s a natural treatment that forces the body to respond with a regenerative and healing response that will improve the appearance of the skin from the inside out. During the treatment, a device packed with tiny, sterile, hair-thin needles will repetitively stamp the skin to create tiny perforations, also known as microchannels or micro-injuries.
Even though you can barely see these tiny channels, the body responds to them as if it’s been injured and enacts an immune response to rejuvenate the skin. It also begins to create more collagen and elastin, two proteins that are essential for youthful skin.
The Problem With Aging
As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, which can lead to hollow areas, lines, wrinkles, and other aging-related concerns. To address these concerns, you need to undergo a treatment that stimulates collagen and elastin production, which is where microneedling comes in.
This treatment involves the use of needling techniques to perfect, heal, and rejuvenate the skin. It can target and treat the signs of aging while also helping treat skin imperfections like acne scars, uneven skin tone or texture, and a dull, lifeless complexion.
What Happens During a Treatment?
During the treatment process, your esthetician will use a needling device to create tiny perforations across your treatment area. First, a topical numbing solution will be applied to your skin so that you can maintain optimal comfort throughout the treatment. Then, the devices packed with tiny needles of different lengths will be inserted into different areas of the face to adequately target your unique skin concerns.
Throughout the course of your treatment, your technician will stamp different areas of your skin with the device, as outlined in your treatment plan. Once the treatment is over, you’ll be provided with some aftercare instructions so that you know how to care for your skin in the days following your treatment and what activities or products you should avoid to achieve the best results.
Customizing Your Treatment
One of the benefits of this treatment is that your technician can customize your treatment to meet your skin’s needs, whether that’s by adjusting the needle depths to address one or multiple areas of your face or by applying anti-aging serums during the treatment process. More delicate areas of the face, like the eye area and the area around the mouth, will respond well to shorter needles.
Areas with thicker, more dense skin can tolerate and benefit from the insertion of longer needles. Your technician can customize the treatment based on your aesthetic or aging-related needs and goals so that you can achieve beautiful and comprehensive results.
Applying Anti-Aging Serums
Anti-aging serums can also enhance your treatment and your results. When your skin is perforated with a needling device, those perforations create a pathway between the top layer of your skin, also known as the epidermis, and the deeper layers, also known as the dermis.
When you apply anti-aging products and serums to the skin after the treatment, your skin will better absorb those anti-aging ingredients and experience a radical skin transformation as a result.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Areas Can It Treat?
Microneedling is a versatile treatment that can be used to treat multiple skin imperfections on different areas of the face and body. While the face is the most common treatment area, this treatment can also be used to address skin concerns on the body. It can be used to treat skin laxity, poor skin texture, uneven skin tone, oversized pores, sun damage, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, and poor quality skin.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Based on the needs of your skin and your aesthetic or aging-related goals, you may need one or a series of treatments to achieve the best results. We typically schedule treatments with at least four weeks between each so that your body can create new collagen and elastin, and we can continue to force a healing response that will help you achieve younger-looking skin.
Most patients schedule maintenance appointments once or twice a year after achieving their desired results to continue to improve their skin and maintain the longest-lasting results.
When Will I Notice Results?
Some patients begin to see an immediate improvement in the appearance of their skin after undergoing their first treatment, which is in part due to the fact that the skin responds with a contraction of the existing collagen in the deeper layers throughout the treatment process. However, the best results become most noticeable within the first few months of the treatment process.
Results will vary among patients based on their aesthetic goals. Those who choose this treatment to help improve the appearance of acne scars well may see an improvement within three to five sessions based on the severity of those scars. Those who want to increase collagen production typically see the best results within the first two to three months of the treatment process.
During your consultation, we will create a treatment plan that’s right for you and then give you a better idea of what kind of results you can expect from the customized techniques used to address your areas of concern.
Is This Treatment Safe?
This treatment provides us with the perfect way to rejuvenate your skin in a minimally invasive way. It is safe and effective and initiates a natural process that results in younger-looking skin without the use of any chemicals, injectables, or invasive techniques.
Your technician will take the utmost care to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the treatment and will adjust the needle depths as needed to effectively target your area of concern. You can rest assured that this treatment will not damage your skin but instead will make it better than ever.
Can I Perform This Treatment at Home?
There are so many different microneedling devices that you can buy for home use, and while all of the companies that create these devices promise that they will deliver the same kind of results as an in-office treatment, they will not. It is not safe to attempt to perform a professional treatment at home, let alone use a device that a licensed esthetician has not approved.
To avoid damaging your skin, you should leave this treatment to the experts to know how to utilize a professional microneedling device to help you achieve the best results and do so through a safe treatment.
Who Is a Candidate?
Both men and women who want to improve the overall appearance of their skin and address some specific skin imperfections make good candidates for microneedling treatments. Most patients are eligible for this treatment, except patients who have an active infection or active acne in their treatment area.
Such patients must wait until their skin has healed to safely undergo the treatment. An initial consultation will help our technicians evaluate your skin and determine whether this treatment is right for you.
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
There are many different benefits associated with microneedling treatments. This treatment is safe, effective, and completely natural. If you’re not ready to undergo an invasive treatment to improve your skin or even receive cosmetic injectables to target the signs of aging, this treatment is the perfect alternative.
However, those who have used cosmetic injectables can still schedule this treatment to address other skin concerns like poor skin texture, acne scars, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and overall skin health. This treatment can also address multiple skin concerns at once, so whether you want to treat skin imperfections for signs of aging, or both, you can do so during one single treatment.
Experience the Power of Collagen Induction Therapy
Improving your skin has never been easier. If you want a natural treatment that can transform your complexion, combat skin imperfections, and help restore collagen and elastin, microneedling is a perfect option. Our skincare experts can help design a treatment plan that can help transform your skin. If you live in the Severna Park, Columbia, or Annapolis area and are interested in this natural, skin-perfecting treatment, contact us today at Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD, to learn more.