What is Microneedling?
When over-the-counter skin care products no longer provide effective results, but you don't want to pursue surgical options, consider nonsurgical procedures for skin rejuvenation, like SkinPen® and Eclipse MicroPen® microneedling. Our skilled team is pleased to offer microneedling (collagen induction therapy). Microneedling uses a device with several fine needles to effectively and safely create micro-injuries in the skin. The micro-injuries prompt the natural production of collagen and elastin. These two nutrients increase the appearance and health of your complexion. Often combined with other treatments, such as vitamin serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP), microneedling may help minimize scars, pores, and stretch marks. Schedule a consultation at Nirvana Med Spa in Little Rock, AR to learn more about microneedling and ways to customize the treatment for your skin concerns and goals.
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What are the benefits of microneedling?
Even minor signs of aging, sun damage, and other skin concerns can have a major impact on your self-esteem. Consider microneedling if your complexion could use a “pick-me-up," but you’re not ready to commit to invasive methods like cosmetic surgery. Our minimally invasive procedure in Little Rock, AR offers many unique advantages, including:
- Smoother skin texture
- Plumper, hydrated skin
- Faded wrinkles and fine lines
- Minimized scars and stretch marks
- Shrunken pores
- Reduced sun damage
Who is a candidate for microneedling?
If you have slight complexion issues, such as rough skin texture, diminished tone or color, and low elasticity, you may benefit from microneedling. Microneedling treatments may also reduce the look of pores, stretch marks, sun damage, and scars. Because microneedling stimulates the production of collagen, you will need to wait about a month or longer before seeing your final results. As collagen production increases, you should experience natural-looking results and gain healthier, stronger skin.
What to expect during microneedling
Generally taking about 30 – 60 minutes, we perform microneedling treatments in a private procedure room. If needed, we can apply local anesthesia or numbing cream. However, patients usually only experience mild or no pain and discomfort. At the beginning of your appointment, we will clean the treatment area and pass the microneedling handpiece over the skin. After performing the microneedling treatment, we can apply an additional topical treatment, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or a vitamin-infused serum. The micro-injuries made by the microneedling handpiece allow the nutrients to penetrate deeper into the skin. To help protect your sensitive skin after the procedure, we will use a personalized moisturizer with SPF.
How long is recovery after microneedling?
Following the procedure, you may experience redness and swelling for about a day; however, these symptoms should naturally fade. You may also experience some peeling for about 3 – 5 days. If this happens, you should avoid picking the skin and use a moisturizer to reduce the dryness. As your elastin and collagen nutrients increase, it can take about 1 – 2 months until you see noticeable changes in the appearance and health of your complexion. For ideal results and long-lasting skin health, you should plan to schedule about 4 – 6 follow-up treatments every 4 – 6 weeks.
Is microneedling safe?
Yes, microneedling is safe when performed by a trained professional. Microneedling creates controlled micro-injuries that stimulate natural healing to improve our appearance. Nirvana Med Spa does perform a thorough assessment prior to microneedling to ensure your candidacy and safety. Patients with concerns about microneedling should consult with our team and ask questions as needed.
How do you prepare for microneedling?
Patients should avoid blood-thinning medications to reduce their risk of bruising and bleeding after microneedling. Patients should also avoid topical retinoids or products that may irritate the skin before treatment. We will provide specific instructions on how to prepare for your microneedling treatment during a consultation.
Do microneedling results look natural?
Yes! One of the benefits of microneedling is that it works with your body’s natural processes to improve the skin. Microneedling can be used to address a wide variety of concerns, and our staff tailors procedures to help you achieve your desired results in Little Rock, AR. We have helped many patients enjoy beautiful, healthy-looking skin, and we can do the same for you.
How do you speed up recovery after microneedling?
Recovery times vary based on the depth of your treatment, but our post-microneedling instructions can help speed up healing and minimize side effects. We recommend avoiding sun exposure directly on the treated area and using hydrating products to soothe the skin. A cool compress can also reduce swelling and discomfort.
How does platelet-rich plasma enhance my results?
PRP is a concentration of healing cells and growth factors derived from your own blood. This concentration is thought to amplify your results by jumpstarting the healing process. Many of our patients love their results with PRP, and we are happy to discuss whether this treatment could be right for your needs during a consultation.
get healthier, radiant skin
At Nirvana Med Spa in Little Rock, AR, improve the appearance and health of your complexion with SkinPen and Eclipse MicroPen microneedling. As a minimally invasive treatment that can produce dramatic results, microneedling stimulates your natural collagen production for firmer, smoother skin. Schedule an appointment with one of our expert physicians to receive additional information about microneedling or other skin rejuvenation treatments.