Microneedling

Louisiana Women's Aesthetics -  - Medical Spa

Louisiana Women's Aesthetics

Medical Spa located in Baton Rouge, LA

SkinPen Microneedling creates microchannels in your skin that initiate new collagen and elastin growth for better skin integrity. The team at Louisiana Women’s Aesthetics in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offers microneedling to initiate skin changes that result in improved texture and tone.  To learn more about how microneedling can make your skin look its best, call the medical spa or request a consultation online today.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses your skin’s own natural healing process to develop new collagen. Microneedling is based on the use of tiny sterile needles that create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin.  The “injury” to your skin triggers your body to heal, thus increasing the production of collagen and elastin, leaving you with a complexion that is fresh, radiant, and truly rejuvenated.

How can my skin benefit from microneedling?

Microneedling rejuvenates and restores your skin’s natural vibrancy by stimulating your body’s own cellular repair and regeneration processes. The treatment offers effective results for women and men who are interested in:

  • Improving tone, texture and clarity of the skin
  •  Smoothing uneven skin texture caused by acne scars and other issues
  • Overcoming the effects of aging by minimizing or preventing wrinkles, fine lines, and enlarged pores
  • Reducing or eliminating stretch marks on the abdomen, thighs, arms, and other areas
  • Restoring your skin’s overall healthy appearance

How does microneedling work?

A small handheld pen like device with a sterile, disposable tip with tiny needles is used to create microscopic channels in the skin.  The needling itself feels like a slight vibration and almost like a massage with tingling on your skin. After the treatment, soothing vitamin-C serum or hyaluronic acid are used to hydrate, heal, and protect the skin.

What will I look like after my microneedling treatment?

Most people will experience redness and mild swelling similar to a mild sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be minimal pin-point bleeding and/or bruising. Within a week or two, you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant looking; although the full effects won’t be seen until a few months later.

What common skin conditions can microneedling help improve?

Microneedling will combat a variety of common skin care concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Melasma
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Reduced skin elasticity

In addition to facial concerns, microneedling is sometimes used to treat stretch marks and scarring in other areas of the body.

Is there downtime after microneedling?

Most patients experience erythema or redness for 2-3 days following treatment. Some may experience swelling as well. The redness often subsides 3 days following treatment and patients may experience dryness and mild flaking as the dull skin cells slough off and new rejuvenated skin rises to the surface.

Will microneedling provide me with results?

Following a microneedling treatment, visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. The initial texture improvement and pore reduction can be seen immediately after treatment. However, the most dramatic results will not be visible until 3 months following a series of 3-4 treatments performed 4 weeks apart. It takes roughly this long for your body to create new, strong, healthy collagen. A series of treatments is typically required for optimal results.

Am I a candidate for microneedling?

Microneedling can be performed on any skin type or color without the risk of hyperpigmentation.   Unlike lasers and other heat induction therapies, darker skin tones don’t have to worry about permanent pigmentation issues with this treatment because there is no use of heat. If you are looking to reduce the appearance of fine and wrinkles, aging skin, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and even stretch marks, a series of microneedling treatments can help you look and feel your best.

Find out if microneedling is right for you!

At Louisiana Women’s Aesthetics, we believe everyone deserves to look and feel their best, regardless of their age. There’s no reason to put off improving your skin’s appearance and boosting your self-confidence.  Get started with requesting an appointment at our medical spa in Baton Rouge today!

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