Signs of age and sun damage can start to show up on our skin in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin texture issues. If you are looking for a minimally-invasive way to give your skin a healthy boost, you may want to look into microneedling. Our team at the Soza Clinic in Richardson, TX, offers this treatment as a way for our patients to improve their skin health and confidence at the same time.
How Long Do Microneedling Results Last?
Results Can Last for Months
Most patients can continue to enjoy the benefits of microneedling for about three to five months, although this can vary. If you opt for a series of initial treatments, that can help your results last as long as possible.
Patients who seek out a single treatment may find their results don’t last quite as long, although a single treatment is still an excellent health boost for your skin. Adding PRP to the mix is another way to get the most out of your treatment.
Benefits of a Treatment Series
If you’re looking into microneedling for the first time, a treatment series can help many patients get the most out of their treatment. A treatment series usually involves three to five treatments spaced about a month apart. This will give you a clear idea of the results you can expect. Once your initial series is over, you can move on to maintenance treatments to support your results.
This Treatment Is Flexible
Your skin health, aesthetic goals, and your body’s collagen response all play a role in how long you can expect your results to last. Once you know how your skin responds to treatment, that can help determine how often you may want to seek out treatment to stay on top of your results. Some patients stop by every couple of months, while other patients prefer to come in once or twice a year.
Our team would be happy to work with your needs and your schedule as we set up a treatment program that works well for you. Stopping by for a consultation may also help us give you a more accurate timeline since you can share your goals with us and we can take a look at your skin health.
How Does This Treatment Work?
A Gentle Process
Microneedling is carried out by our trained and experienced staff. They will use a hand-held device and glide it over your skin. Very small microneedles will make gentle contact with the surface of your skin. This not only is an extremely effective and powerful form of exfoliation, but this causes your skin’s natural healing response to become activated.
As such, the treated areas will produce additional collagen, which will help your skin regenerate and grow stronger. That’s why this treatment is also referred to as “collagen induction therapy.”
Adding PRP to the Mix
While this method by itself is beneficial, our team likes to go a step further by introducing PRP to the treatment. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. This serum is made by processing the patient’s own blood in a centrifuge machine. One of the blood layers created in this separation process is the “liquid gold” PRP, filled with growth factors and nutrients.
Since the microneedling creates micro-punctures throughout the skin, the treated skin will readily absorb all of the beneficial nutrients found in PRP. The end result should be skin that is thoroughly and safely exfoliated, rehydrated, and strengthened. As your collagen levels rise and your body puts the PRP solution to good use, you should see your results continue to improve over time.
What Can It Treat?
Fine lines are often one of the first signs of aging skin. They can start creeping up on us in our 20s, and will continue to develop throughout our lifetimes. You may notice fine lines are especially common around the eyes and mouth, although they can appear in other areas as well.
This treatment can help effectively improve the appearance of fine lines while being gentle on even the more sensitive skin areas.
Facial muscles are heavily used for communication. These expressions often happen subconsciously as well. Our foreheads crease with worry, our brows furrow in confusion, and our eyebrows raise with surprise or joy. Expressions are a beautiful thing, but as we use our facial muscles, wrinkles tend to develop over the areas that are most heavily used.
The toll of time and gravity also weakens the skin, and a loss of elasticity makes it harder for our skin to fight against the onset of wrinkles. The good news is this treatment can help strengthen your skin and improve those crucial levels of collagen and elastin. That has a firming effect on the skin and can help you iron out those wrinkles.
It’s very common for sun protection to be neglected when we’re young and feel indestructible. When we spend long days out enjoying the sun without taking enough protective measures, sun damage can start to show up as early as our 20s.
If you’ve noticed some signs of sun damage and are feeling discouraged – don’t be! This treatment is excellent at encouraging your skin to heal from the inside out. Collagen induction therapy will encourage your skin to produce new skin cells, while PRP will give your skin nutrients it can use to heal itself.
Uneven skin texture can be caused by a variety of different factors, sun damage being just one of them. Whether you’ve always battled skin texture issues or they’re a result of unprotected sun exposure, this treatment is known to be very helpful in improving skin texture.
Collagen induction therapy helps your skin renew itself, while the PRP can be delivered deep into the layers of your skin to hydrate it and provide crucial nutrients. This should leave your skin feeling refreshed and should help even out the texture for a smoother feel.
Have you noticed your pores looking larger than they used to? While “enlarged pores” is the term most commonly used, the truth is our pores don’t actually grow, but they can become clogged or stretch out. Even if you regularly wash and exfoliate your face, oil, dirt, and debris can get lodged in your pores. As time wears down our skin’s elasticity, gravity also starts to pull down on our skin and can make our pores sag.
Collagen induction therapy can help in either case. The micro-needles can give your skin the ultimate exfoliation and make sure you don’t have anything trapped in your pores. Meanwhile, improving your collagen levels can help firm up sagging pores.
Most patients can remember their youthful battles with acne. Even as adults, many patients continue to deal with acne. While acne itself is a nuisance, the scars it can leave behind are just as frustrating. Acne scars can be very difficult to treat, especially since some of these scars can be sunken in, some are rounded out, and others lay flat. The texture of the scars can also make them difficult to cover with makeup.
Collagen induction therapy can help smooth out the texture of your skin and also encourage your skin to make new cells and replace the old scar tissue. With each treatment, our patients should notice their acne scars improving. This approach can also be helpful for patients with stretch marks.
One common skin tone issue patients can face are red patches due to sun damage. These patches can develop on the cheeks, forehead, nose, or chin. They may also involve small, red facial veins. Another tone issue patients often want to treat is age spots, which can affect any area of the body.
With any skin condition, it’s important to be safe and rule out skin cancer before you seek aesthetic treatment. Once you have the all-clear, our team would be happy to help you even out your skin tone for a healthier and more youthful complexion.
Our skin goes through a lot throughout our lifetimes. It receives a lot of sun exposure, fights back against gravity, and protects us from infection. All that hard work eventually weakens our skin.
This treatment can help you give back to your hard-working skin. One of our favorite benefits of this treatment is it’s not just good for the skin’s appearance, but can help your skin’s health as well. That makes it a win-win in our books.
Do You Have More Questions?
If you’re ready to learn more, we welcome you to visit us at any of our locations in Bedford, Winnsboro, or Richardson, TX. Our professionals are passionate about helping each one of our patients find the right solution for their unique needs. Reach out to us at Soza Clinic today to schedule your consultation!