If you are tired of using makeup to hide imperfections, microneedling is an affordable, non-invasive option that could put an end to your extended makeup routines. One procedure offers multiple benefits tailored to meet your unique concerns. Quick maintenance treatments performed at four-to-six-week intervals yield the best results, which are often immediate and improve over time.
The SkinPen by Crown Aesthetics is a dermal microneedling device that penetrates the skin to treat and improve facial imperfections, such as acne scarring, pigmentations, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as skin texture and tone. Dr. Montante and skilled injector Shelly Montante can further explain the benefits of non-surgical procedures like microneedling treatments in Richmond during an initial consultation.
How Does Microneedling Work?
As the first step of the microneedling process, a topical hyaluronic gel is applied to clean skin. This is a lubricating product that helps the SkinPen glide across your skin creating superficial micro-injuries, or channels, designed to ultimately improve your skin condition upon re-epithelialization. The pen is then gently laid across the skin and simultaneously guided in one direction until the desired treatment area is fully covered.
While the micro-channels in the skin are still open, topical agents are applied, which penetrate deep into the skin layers, to further enhance and treat your skin condition. A ZO Skin brightening serum may be applied after micro-needling.
Benefits of Microneedling
The benefits of microneedling are not reserved just for the face. Although the face is a common area of treatment, other areas can be treated as well. Cosmetic skin imperfections on the neck, chest, and hands all benefit from microneedling. Many people suffer from hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and sun damage on the hands, chest, and neck. These areas tend to get more sun exposure than the face because they often get overlooked when applying sunscreen. Microneedling treatments are a practical option for Richmond residents looking to address this issue.
Additionally, microneedling can improve the appearance of most types of scars, including acne scars, surgical scars, and even stretchmarks. Because microneedling is acceptable to use with all skin tones, everyone from those with fair skin to those with deeper complexions can reap the rewards and benefits from this procedure.
What to Expect with Microneedling Treatments
Many individuals who receive microneedling treatment report that it is pain-free, although some describe the procedure as a slight scratching or warming sensation. Bonier areas such as the jawline, or bridge of the nose, tend to result in more discomfort. A topical analgesic could be applied in certain cases when needed to improve comfort.
After a microneedling appointment in Richmond, patients are likely to experience mild to moderate sunburn-like redness and minor swelling. The swelling and redness usually recede within 24 to 48 hours following the procedure.
Procedure Aftercare and Expected Results
It is best to avoid using makeup and other products on the treated skin while still healing. However, a mild cleanser followed by an unscented moisturizer and sunscreen is acceptable to use. Sunscreen should always be used when sun exposure is possible to protect skin and extend microneedling results. Though fine lines and wrinkles may immediately improve after a Richmond microneedling treatment, the full effects may take several weeks, with the best outcome seen after multiple treatments.
Reach out to Learn More About Microneedling Treatments in Richmond
Your skin might be troubling you now, but you have the power to change that. Improve your skin without surgery, harsh chemicals, costly procedures, or extensive downtimes. The welcoming atmosphere of our office provides you with an experience designed for your comfort, and we will be available to answer questions and ensure you are comfortable with every step of the process.
Learn more about how to get your best skin yet with microneedling. Call us today to schedule a consultation and find out more about microneedling in Richmond.