Facials technologies are extremely wide ranging and fall into two main categories: spa facials and medical facials. The former tends to be a relaxing and indulgent experience done in a spa-like setting. The latter is not typically as relaxing or pampering in nature and is focused on treating serious skin concerns through clinical approaches and techniques. Skin needling, or microneedling therapy, has been in existence since 1995, and is minimally invasive and primarily used to boost collagen, decrease the appearance of scars and to encourage hair growth.
Microneedling uses a micropen with a tip that inserts very fine, short needles into the skin to help rejuvenate it by stimulating collagen production, resulting in fairly immediate results. Having a few sessions, spaced apart by a month each time, has been shown to produce a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months following the last treatment.
The tiny needles create a controlled skin injury, with each puncture creating a channel that triggers the body to fill the microscopic wounds with new collagen and elastin. Improvement in skin texture and firmness is a typical result. It can also reduce wrinkles and scars, tighten pores and reduce stretch marks.
While it does not require any downtime, clients may experience some redness and swelling for several days following the treatment. Some clients will want to cover the redness and resulting irritation with makeup. Sunscreen will be required as the skin will be more sensitive to the sunlight. Since skin works fairly quickly to rejuvenate new tissue, results should be evident within a couple weeks following treatment.
When microneedling is combined with with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, the healing time from microneedling has been known to be quicker. Platelets in blood are generally are known for their clotting properties and also contain growth-factor proteins that speed the healing process. Adding PRP to the microneedling procedure not only reduces down time, but also leads to more rapid collagen remodeling due to the additional growth factors being combined with the already stimulated collagen production.
If you are looking for Microneedling in Colorado Springs, Call our office at 719-434-3075 to schedule your microneedle facial today to experience smoother and brighter skin.
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