Taking care of your skin is the best defense against premature aging, but even after you start to see the signs of aging, there is still something that you can do. Although facelifts and other invasive procedures can dramatically change your appearance, microneedling could be the treatment you need to get the results that you want.
At ENVY Skin Clinic in Glendale and Sherman Oaks, California, our experienced professionals offer skin-saving services, like Morpheus8 microneedling system, that can help you and your skin heal from the worst signs of aging. Microneedling has actually been around for at least a century, when a German dermatologist discovered the power of needles to heal certain skin concerns.
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling works in a way that may sound counter-intuitive to many people — by puncturing the skin, the healing process is triggered to attack a number of common skin concerns. Microneedling starts with cleansing your skin and making sure that you are relaxed.
After your skin is cleansed, your provider applies a topical numbing cream. As beneficial as the treatment is for your skin, the process can be irritating or uncomfortable for some people. For the next 20-30 minutes, your aesthetic specialist uses a handheld device to carefully trace rows of super-fine needles across your skin’s problem areas.
The fine puncture wounds stimulate your skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that make up the majority of your skin. Collagen maintains the structure of your skin, keeping it free of wrinkles when you’re young. Elastin gives your skin its ability to bounce back after being stretched or pinched.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that patients generally tolerate well. Because of this, microneedling can be an appropriate treatment for those living with skin sensitivities or inflammatory skin disorders, like acne or rosacea. Other signs of aging and cosmetic concerns that can be treated with microneedling include:
- Cystic acne
- Acne scarring
- Fine lines
- Age spots
- Stretch marks
- Uneven skin tone
Though microneedling has few risks, there are still some considerations for microneedling. Scarring and infection are possible side effects, with bruising and bleeding being the most common side effects.
What’s different about Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 stands apart from regular microneedling treatments because of its age-fighting radiofrequency, or RF, technology. RF technology is safe for all skin tones and tightens skin, while boosting collagen production. RF lasers are built into the Morpheus8 device, enabling this multi-benefit device to be used to tone, tighten, and beautify skin.
What will I need to do after my treatment?
After your microneedling treatment, you will need to be careful and consistent with keeping your treated areas out of the sun. Your skin is healing and needs patience and gentle care. Avoid tugging or pulling on your face, and use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer. Remember to use your sunscreen, and don’t forget to reapply it every few hours to prevent a sunburn.
How do I get started with Morpheus8?
Before we recommend any of our effective treatments, we sit with you for a full consultation. Tell your provider about any medical conditions you may have, as well as any medicines or supplements you’re taking. If you smoke, make sure that you mention this to your provider. For real help with great results in the fight against aging, call us at 818-275-2771, or book an appointment with us online.