Athens GA's Premier MedSpa for Microneedling

Many signs of skin aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, uneven tone, rough texture, hyperpigmentation, dry skin, and sun damage, are common as you grow older.  While good genes from our parents, careful skin care, and diligent sun protection can help deter these signs, they cannot stop them completely.

Thankfully, there have been tremendous advancements in nonsurgical procedures that offer minimal to no downtime in the world of medical aesthetics.  One of these treatments is called microneedling and delivers many benefits when integrated into a skincare regimen.

This convenient in-office treatment can restore your skin to reveal a more youthful appearance and give you brighter, smoother, softer skin.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a nonsurgical cosmetic skin procedure that can address a wide range of common skin concerns caused by age and sun damage. 

 Medical aesthetic microneedling is performed in a medical setting by a trained professional. 

 At Blue Spiral Medspa, we use the SkinPen, which is the world’s first FDA-cleared microneedling device. 

 This gives our patients several advantages over other microneedling treatments as the SkinPen utilizes single-use, sterile needle cartridges, and a custom-designed sheath to prevent cross-contamination. 

Microneedling - Collagen Induction Therapy

What does microneedling do?

Microneedling makes tiny pinpricks (or micro-injuries) to the skin surface with very fine needles. This may seem counterintuitive, but it is beneficial. 

The precisely controlled injuries kickstart the skin’s natural healing response, which prompts the skin to make more collagen. 

Collagen is an essential skin protein that gives the skin its smooth, supple, youthful appearance. With age, the amount of collagen in the skin falls sharply, giving the skin an aged appearance.

Microneedling is, therefore, a type of collagen induction therapy. It can give you smoother and firmer skin with a more even tone and texture. And it does so in a completely natural way without any chemicals, fillers, lasers, or surgery.

What skin problems can microneedling fix?

Microneedling can help improve skin imperfections such as fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, uneven tone, rough texture, acne scars, and sun spots.

Is microneedling painful?

The needles used in microneedling are ultra-fine, and there is typically minimal discomfort from the pinpricks. We use a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) to make the microneedling treatment even more comfortable for you. Most people tolerate microneedling extremely well.

What will my face look like after microneedling?

There can be some minor redness and irritation for 2-3 days after your microneedling treatment.  These are the most common side effects.  The needle pricks are microscopic and not visible to the naked eye.

You can use make-up to camouflage any redness post-treatment.  There is no real downtime, and you can return to all normal activities, including work, on the same day of your appointment.  

Can you see results after one microneedling session?

You will see some improvement in your skin 1-2 weeks after your first microneedling session. However, most people need multiple sessions to get the best results. The number of microneedling treatments you will need will depend on the severity of your skin issues and your aesthetic goals. Our State-Licensed Medical Aesthetician, Tabatha Bourchier, LE, will discuss this with you during your initial consultation.

How long do microneedling results last?

Most people find that their microneedling results last for 3-5 months.  The results continue to improve in the weeks following the treatment as the skin makes more collagen.

  Microneedling results are, therefore, long-lasting but not permanent because the skin continues to age with time.  A maintenance microneedling session every 6 months can help you maintain your results.

Who is Microneedling for?

Microneedling is for anyone wanting to improve their skin because it addresses so many common skin concerns caused by aging and sun damage.  Most people will notice improved skin quality and a brighter, more refreshed complexion after microneedling.  What’s more, the results are natural-looking and long-lasting.

Remember that microneedling is designed to treat mild to moderate wrinkles, tone and texture issues, superficial age spots, and minor scarring.  It is a minimally-invasive procedure with minimal to no downtime.  You should not expect the same results with microneedling as you would get with a facelift.  Remember, a facelift is a surgical procedure with very different goals and a long recovery period.

Overall, microneedling is a great option for individuals who want to avoid long recovery periods but get a treatment that changes the skin and reveals a smoother, brighter appearance.   

Lastly, always choose a reputable medical practice with a licensed aesthetician for your microneedling treatment.  This will ensure safety, accuracy, and the expected results.

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