Anyone with any skin type can use microneedling to achieve their cosmetic and beauty goals. Microneedling is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments in the world for reducing wrinkles, age lines, crow’s feet, and other signs of aging. The best part is that the process, which uses tiny needles to make microscopic punctures in the skin, works by using the body’s own healing processes. That means it doesn’t matter what your skin type is!
When you come in for your initial consultation with the medical team at Glow Aesthetic Center, we will assess your skin’s needs and condition, go over your cosmetic and beauty goals, and develop a unique plan designed specifically for you. Different patients will require different treatment plans, so you might need more or fewer sessions than others. That can depend on several factors, including:
- Your age
- Your beauty goals
- Medical conditions that affect your skin
- Your body’s natural collagen production rates
If you are ready to reduce acne scarring, get rid of wrinkles, tighten your skin, or reduce skin discoloration, microneedling might be the treatment you need. Schedule a consultation with the Glow Aesthetic Center team by calling our office at (818) 905-8815 or by filling out the form on our contact page. Already have a date in mind? Simply click the Book an Appointment tab on our website and schedule your appointment directly.
How Microneedling Works
Microneedling is a process that involves puncturing your skin with tiny needles. Don’t worry, it’s painless! If you want, Glow Aesthetic Center can also numb the area if you are extra-sensitive to discomfort. By perforating your skin, microneedling effectively tells your body that it needs to heal damage. This sends your skin into overdrive, flooding the affected area with collagen and elastin.
Understanding Collagen and Elastin
Collagen and elastin are proteins in your body that are key to several processes. In fact, collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and is found, in abundance, in your skin. Together, these key proteins are responsible for:
- Providing structure to vital organs, including your skin
- Increasing resiliency
- Establishing elasticity in the skin and other tissues
That last item is very important. Elasticity is what makes your skin firm yet pliable, rather than loose and wrinkly. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, leading to wrinkles and a reduction in both elasticity and skin firmness.
Thus, through microneedling sessions, the collagen and elastin in your own skin are used to restore that youthful springiness to your skin, get rid of blemishes and acne scars, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
PRP and Microneedling
Glow Aesthetic Center also provides clients with a service called platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) treatment. This can be combined with microneedling sessions to achieve effective results for all skin types. Commonly, this combination of treatments is referred to as a “vampire facial.” That’s because PRP involves the reinjection of your own blood—specifically, your plasma.
Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood, which contains platelets and proteins essential to the healing and blood clotting processes. In a PRP microneedling session, your aesthetician will draw your blood, use a centrifuge to separate out the plasma, and then reinject that platelet-rich plasma back into the target area.
This process also helps produce more collagen and elastin, and it speeds up the body’s own healing process so that your downtime is much shorter. In many clients’ opinion, the best part is that it only uses your own body’s natural products to achieve these results. There are no foreign substances, no surgical invasiveness, and no harsh chemicals involved.
How to Prepare for Your Microneedling Treatment
Your team of aesthetic experts at Glow Aesthetic Center will address your specific preparation steps at your initial consultation. Some of the preparation can change depending on the exact treatment you get, your body type, your skin health regimen, and other factors. These are just a few general tips to follow before your first microneedling session.
Clean Your Skin
Make sure you have clean, dry skin upon arrival. That means no makeup, moisturizers, or other topical products on the area for which you’re receiving treatment.
Eat and Hydrate
Make sure to drink plenty of water and arrive with a full stomach. That’s especially important if you’re getting the PRP microneedling treatment since drawing blood can lead to lightheadedness if you haven’t eaten or if you are not well hydrated.
Keep Us Informed
Let the Glow Aesthetic Center team know about any medical conditions you have that might affect your treatment. For example, we need to know if you suffer from cancer, anemia, or other ailments that might interfere with your blood. In some cases, we might need to reschedule you until after your condition has improved.
Schedule a Microneedling Consultation Today
Regardless of your skin tone, microneedling can help you achieve a reduction in skin discoloration, wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, acne scars, and more. It’s a revolutionary technique that the aestheticians at Glow Aesthetic Center have extensive experience with.
If you’re ready to talk about microneedling with a team that’s dedicated to helping you achieve your best look now, click the Book an Appointment tab above. You can also call our office directly at (818) 905-8815 or fill out the form on our contact page and a team member will reach out to you as soon as possible.