If you struggle with acne, premature signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, or any other issues with your skin, microneedling might be able to help.
Microneedling is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available at clinics and medspas around the world. This minimally invasive procedure has been clinically proven to:
- boost collagen
- improve textured skin and reduce the appearance scars
- permanently treat stretch marks, large pores, and crepe skin
- reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reverse the negative effects of aging on the skin
- correct sun damage, brown spots, age spots, and uneven skin tone
- improve the overall quality and radiance of your complexion
In order to see permanent results from microneedling, it is often necessary to undergo multiple sessions.
So, how many microneedling sessions to see results? The answer varies among patients.
While many patients see immediate results with only one microneedling session, these results can be short term, and solely due to a change in the skin after increased blood flow to the area during treatment.
Many experts recommend undergoing at least 4 to 6 sessions of microneedling treatments in order to see maximum, long-lasting results.
How many microneedling sessions to see results also depends on the issues that are being treated. While issues like fine lines or brown spots can often be treated in just a few sessions, issues like deep scarring often need to be treated in about 8 sessions. Additionally, large areas that are being treated are often broken up into smaller sections over several sessions in order to make appointment times shorter.
How Long Should You Wait in Between Microneedling Sessions?
Since microneedling results are based off your body’s own natural healing abilities, every patient’s needs are different. Skin is a living, constantly growing tissue, so no skin enhancement therapy, including MicroNeedling, is permanent. For optimal results, we recommend a series of three to six treatments spaced a month to six weeks apart. We also recommend that patients receive a yearly “touch-up” for maintenance.
Microneedling is a gentle, non-aggressive treatment designed for incremental improvement. Patients will continue to see improvement for three to six months after each treatment as new collagen forms, and a yearly maintenance appointment will help you keep your results and combat the normal process of aging.
One treatment is ideal for those with an already healthy complexion seeking increased brightness and radiance. Six is best for those treating scar tissue or seeking to fill in deeper lines. We will work with you for a customized treatment plan based on your particular goals. In addition, we may make other recommendations to help support your body’s natural wound healing processes in order to optimize your results.
Ready to Try Microneedling?
At the Institute of Natural Health, we offer MicroNeedling with SkinPen – the first and only FDA approved MicroNeedling device on the market designed to help you naturally achieve radiant, youthful skin. SkinPen is a precision system that has undergone rigorous testing and met high quality and efficacy standards, setting it apart from all other MicroNeedling devices on the market. This makes SkinPen MicroNeedling the best, cleanest, safest, and most effective MicroNeedling option available.
To learn more about our professional microneedling procedures and whether or not they are right for your skin, contact us today.