Did you know that microneedling has existed for more than a century now? It was first used commercially in Germany in the early 1900s by dermatologist Dr. Ernst Kromayer in the treatment of birthmarks, scars, and hyperpigmentation. However, it didn’t make its way into the United States until 1995.
First used in Philadelphia by Dr. Desmond Fernandes, microneedling was initially done using a small needle stamp to boost collagen production. The skin treatment has since slowly gained traction. In recent years, with the dawn of radiofrequency technology, microneedling has had an innovative twist to it—now much more capable of rejuvenating your skin and giving it a beautiful, healthy, and youthful glow.
Whether you’re a “down-for-whatever” type of person all in the name of beauty or just looking for the ultimate, all-natural skincare fix, you’re bound to be blown away by the benefits of microneedling, especially for your face. Let’s take a closer look at what facial microneedling can do for you.
How Facial Microneedling Works
Facial microneedling is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that involves an aesthetic physician using a device equipped with very fine needles, after applying a topical anesthetic, on your face to deliver heat into its deeper layers to cause microtrauma. The microtrauma is what triggers your body’s healing mechanism, prompting an increased production of natural elastin, collagen, and other healing factors in the target area/s of your face. Collagen is an essential scaffold protein that gives your skin its structure (firmness), smoothness, and elasticity; while elastin is another protein that also works to keep your skin flexible.
The exact number of facial microneedling sessions your aesthetic physician will recommend will depend on your age and your specific skin concern. They usually recommend up to six treatments once every two to six weeks. If you’re younger, you may need just fewer sessions.
Take note that it can take up to three months after your last session for you to see your desired result. After your initial series of treatments, your doctor may recommend a follow-up treatment, either once or twice a year, to maintain the results.
Benefits of Facial Microneedling
Hollywood celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston, and many other attractive faces in the entertainment industry are raving about facial microneedling—and for plenty of good reasons. The following are some of the benefits of facial microneedling:
- Banishes fine lines, acne scars, and wrinkles
- Gives you youthful radiance
- Improves skin tone, texture, and condition- reverses signs of photoaging/ sun damage
- Lifts and tightens your skin
- Shrinks your pores
Radiofrequency microneedling is a versatile treatment, so its uses are not limited to your face: it is also used for treating other areas of your body, such as the decolletage areas, your upper arms, the back of your hands, and stomach. It is also FDA-approved, so you have reasonable assurance of its safety and effectiveness.
Facial microneedling is a very well-tolerated procedure that doesn’t require any downtime, which means you can get back to work or your day-to-day activities immediately after the procedure. Its side effects, such as mild swelling, itching, redness, skin flaking, often subside after a few days.
Facial Microneedling in Sarasota, FL
Ready to behold a more beautiful, vibrant, and younger-looking YOU? Visit us here at SA Aesthetics. Dr. Susan Aull and our entire aesthetic team offer the latest in cosmetic enhancements that will help you become your most gorgeous self—without ever going under the knife!
Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Aull to learn more about radiofrequency microneedling to see if it’s right for you. Call us at 941-487-7244, or you can fill out this appointment request form, and our staff member will contact you to confirm your visit.