A good skincare routine can make a big difference in the health of your skin. While quality products such as cleansers, exfoliators, serums, and moisturizers are essential for keeping your skin healthy, sometimes more is needed to further boost the appearance of your skin.
Microneedling can provide a good solution for many patients who want to add something special to their regular skincare routine. This treatment can be performed on a routine basis and can provide long-lasting results. It can help to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin elasticity, and improve the appearance of the skin.
At San Antonio Prime Wellness, we offer microneedling services in San Antonio, TX that can help address specific concerns and add value to your skincare routine. You can schedule a consultation with us to make a plan for improving the health of your skin.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment that stimulates your skin’s natural healing processes. It does this by creating microchannels in your skin using a device that is equipped with tiny needles. By making holes in the skin, these devices encourage your body to recruit fibroblasts to heal the tissue.
During the healing process, the production of collagen and elastin increases. Collagen and elastin are important fibers that help to support the surface of the skin. They are the reason that youthful skin is more elastic and has fewer wrinkles and folds.
As you age, collagen and elastin production decreases, leading to skin that looks more aged and can start to wrinkle and sag. While this is a normal process, you can keep your skin more elastic through regular microneedling services and by developing a good skin care regimen with your doctor.
How Often Can You Receive Microneedling Treatments?
Many patients who come to our practice are looking for a treatment to address a specific concern. We can use microneedling for acne scars that aren’t responding to other treatments, for sagging skin, for stretch marks, and much more. However, while microneedling procedures can be exceptionally effective for treating these specific concerns, we also recommend regular treatments for many patients to maintain firm and even-toned skin. Microneedling can be performed every 4 to 6 weeks or as often as your doctor recommends.
Gain More Microneedling Benefits Through Regular Treatment
Microneedling Can Be an Effective Anti-Aging Strategy
As skin ages, it loses elasticity, becomes thinner, has reduced circulation, and can become more dry and dull. This process can be affected either positively or negatively by your genetics, how much direct sun exposure your sun gets, and how you care for your skin. Regular microneedling can promote elasticity, increase circulation, increase cell turnover rate, and help the skin to become thicker, making it a good anti-aging strategy.
Microneedling Can Help Reduce Sun Damage
Protecting your skin from the sun by wearing hats and long sleeves and by using high-quality sunscreen should always be your first defense against sun damage. However, with regular microneedling treatments, your skin is less likely to show visible signs of sun damage such as dark spots and deep wrinkles. Microneedling has the ability to resurface the skin by promoting new cell growth, reducing age spots, and keeping the skin soft and smooth.
Microneedling Can Improve the Tone and Texture of Your Skin
Even skin tone and a soft but firm texture are the products of effective skin cell turnover and the production of plenty of collagen and elastin. However, as you age, both can slow down leading to skin that feels rough or leathery and that no longer has an even, glowing tone. Regular microneedling services have the ability to keep the tone and texture of your skin more youthful.
When Can You Expect Microneedling Results?
Microneedling results can be cumulative as your body continues to produce more collagen and elastin in response to treatments. While you may begin to see some of your microneedling benefits after just one session, it may take several weeks or even months before you start to notice a dramatic change in the texture of your skin.
What Is RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling is a combination of two different types of technology to increase the benefits of the treatment. In addition to the microchannels that are created by microneedling, your skin also receives the benefits of radiofrequency energy which coagulates the tissues in the deeper layers of the skin and promotes even more collagen and elastin production. Microneedles that are equipped with RF energy will heat the tissue and trigger this response.
RF microneedling can be particularly beneficial for tightening sagging skin and it can be used on the face, neck, chest, and other areas. At our practice, we offer radiofrequency microneedling to help provide our patients with even more benefits.
What To Expect From Your First Microneedling Treatment
When you arrive, you can expect a topical numbing solution to be applied to your skin to prevent discomfort from the microneedles. Once your skin is clean and numb, we will use the microneedling device to stamp perforations in your skin. The radiofrequency energy will be simultaneously delivered and may cause a warming sensation. The device can be adjusted as we go for comfort and efficacy.
If this is the first time that you are receiving microneedling treatments, you can schedule a consultation to find out more details about your first service.
Revitalize Your Skin With Regular Microneedling Treatments
If you want a treatment beyond your daily skincare routine that can help treat fine lines and wrinkles, correct sun damage, and restore the tone and texture of your skin, you can schedule monthly microneedling procedures. You can set up a consultation at San Antonio Prime Wellness in San Antonio, TX, by calling or contacting us via our website.