The term microneedling may sound a little intimidating the first time you hear it…but don’t worry, it is not as scary as it sounds! Microneedling is a procedure that is used to correct imperfections that you may be wanting to get rid of. Acne scars, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation are only a handful of the conditions that microneedling can help to treat! In this blog, the Foothills Med Spa team created a short guide of what you can expect from your microneedling appointment!

How It Works

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure used to treat a variety of skin-related conditions. By creating miniscule punctures in the skin at varying depths and speeds, it causes your body to produce more collagen in the target areas. Collagen is a protein that helps create a smooth texture and restore the skin’s original elasticity. As you age or your skin experiences other injuries, the levels of collagen that your body produces in those areas will naturally start to decline. Microneedling is a great way to bring back collagen production in those areas!

Benefits of Microneedling

There are many benefits that you will experience after your microneedling procedure! Microneedling can reduce the appearance of scars, sun damage, stretch marks, and many more! One thing to keep in mind is that collagen production is not something that can just be restored overnight; it may take a few treatment sessions or a couple of months to see big improvements in your skin.

What To Expect

Before a microneedling procedure is started, a topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area so the patient will have no pain. Once the cream has sufficiently numbed the area, the doctor will use the microneedling tool to create tiny prick marks in the skin. The procedure will often take less than 30 minutes and some of the marks will be so small you won’t be able to see them. To help calm any irritated skin following the treatment, a serum or moisturizer can be applied before you leave the spa.

Microneedling may be the solution you’re looking for to rejuvenate your skin and give it the smooth texture you have always wanted! To schedule a consultation or ask any questions about the procedure, contact Foothills Med Spa today!