The earliest signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines, can make you feel less youthful and vibrant. Are you looking for a superior treatment that can refresh your appearance and improve your skin issues without surgery? Microneedling at Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA is an anti-aging treatment that can improve the overall appearance of your skin. Let’s talk about what this treatment is and how it can help you achieve youthful-looking skin.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a rejuvenating treatment that stimulates collagen production for healthy-looking skin. This advanced anti-aging treatment works by triggering the body’s natural healing and regenerative processes. During the treatment, a device with multiple fine needles is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin. This process stimulates collagen production and improves the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and damaged skin.
To perform this treatment, we gently maneuver a microneedling device across your skin. As your skin heals and rejuvenates after the treatment, more collagen is produced over time, creating the appearance of smoother skin with fewer imperfections and blemishes.
The Benefits of Microneedling
You Get Near-Immediate Results
After the treatment, you may see immediate improvements right away. The stimulation of collagen production through microneedling visibly improves the appearance of your skin. Your skin will feel smoother, firmer, and more radiant as it naturally heals. However, you can expect the long-term results of your treatment to look even more impressive, as natural collagen production is stimulated over time.
It Can Address Stubborn Skin Issues
Because the tiny needles that we use to perform collagen induction therapy deeply penetrate your skin, the results of your treatment are much more impressive than what anti-aging creams and serums can achieve. We can help you address skin concerns that don’t improve even after the use of topical products.
It Improves Your Skin Tone and Texture
Do you have hyperpigmentation or redness that makes your skin tone look uneven? Collagen induction therapy helps improve the overall appearance of your skin. After a series of treatments, you may notice a brighter, radiant complexion. Your dark spots and hyperpigmentation issues will gradually disappear.
It Minimizes Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Many people choose to get collagen induction therapy to fight the early signs of aging. If you have fine lines near the eye area, forehead wrinkles, and lines around the mouth, a rejuvenating treatment can give your skin a much-needed boost in collagen.
By making your skin firmer and smoother, collagen induction therapy makes it possible to minimize or even reverse the earliest signs of aging. With multiple treatment sessions, it can also treat moderate wrinkles and creases.
It Treats Sun Damage and Acne Scars
Minimizing the appearance of acne scars and sun damage can be difficult to do on your own, mostly because anti-aging serums and creams can’t deeply penetrate the skin. If you’d like to target these issues and see visible, impressive results, you’ll need a more superior treatment, such as microneedling. By inducing natural collagen production, the treatment can effectively minimize the appearance of sunspots, damaged skin, and acne scars.
It Shrinks Your Pore Size
Do you have large pores that often get clogged? This issue can lead to acne, uneven texture, and other skin problems. One way to minimize the appearance of your pores and keep your skin looking clean is by getting collagen-inducing treatments. The collagen boost from this treatment can shrink large pores and improve your overall skin texture.
How To Prepare for Your Treatment Session
To achieve ideal results and get the best treatment experience, your skin must be in its best condition. Because collagen induction therapy doesn’t involve invasive processes, it should be relatively simple to prepare for the treatment. There’s no need to prepare your skin for weeks in advance, but you may need to follow certain guidelines a few days before your treatment session.
Keep Your Skin Healthy
To get the best results from your treatment, we’ll make sure that your skin is completely healthy before the treatment. If you have active skin infections, breakouts, allergic reactions, or dermatitis, we may need to reschedule your treatment. So, for a few days before your collagen induction therapy, please avoid irritants and other triggers that can cause your skin to have issues.
Avoid Direct Sun Exposure
For at least 24 hours before your treatment, you’ll need to avoid direct sun exposure and wear broad-spectrum sunscreen. Tanning of any nature should be avoided. It’s best to stay indoors, but if you do need to go out, please wear sunscreen and protective clothing. This will ensure a comfortable treatment and a faster healing period.
Stop Using Products With Active Ingredients
If you use skincare products with active ingredients such as acids and retinoids, you’ll need to temporarily stop them before your treatment. If you’re not sure whether your skincare products contain active ingredients, you may consult with us before your treatment.
Feel free to use gentle, organic products to keep your skin clean and moisturized. Using acids before your treatment session may cause the skin to become irritated or too dry, so they must be avoided for a few days up to a week before your treatment.
What To Expect When Getting This Treatment
When Will the Results Show?
Within one to two days after your treatment session, you may notice smoother, more supple, tighter skin. These results usually fade in the coming week, but the best results of your treatment will be visible in about two to four weeks after your treatment.
The reason why results don’t appear overnight is that your body needs time to respond and increase collagen production. However, your results will continue to improve over time as your body produces more collagen. Most people see the best results after a series of three to six treatments.
Are the Results Permanent?
Collagen induction therapy can provide you with amazing anti-aging results, but keep in mind that it doesn’t stop the aging process. You will need to continue with anti-aging treatments to maintain your results. And with good skincare and great overall health, you can expect the results of your treatment to last anywhere from three to five months.
Getting maintenance treatments every twice a year or more can help you minimize the signs of aging and prevent wrinkles from deepening. You may also combine collagen induction therapy with other superior anti-aging treatments.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
We consider your unique skin condition and cosmetic goals when customizing your treatment plan. For example, if you are correcting mild issues such as uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation, you may only need a few treatments spaced a few weeks apart. During your initial consultation, our team will discuss your treatment plan with you.
If you are minimizing the appearance of acne scars, you will most likely need three to eight treatments. The number of treatment sessions needed for acne scars will vary depending on the severity and type of scars present. And for age-related concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles, you may need up to five consecutive treatments. It can take some time for collagen to build up in the deeper layers of the skin to minimize visible signs of aging.
How Often Can You Get Microneedling?
After your treatment session, it will be necessary to give your skin enough time to heal and rejuvenate. Microneedling can effectively improve the tone and texture of your skin, but it’s important to allow the skin to heal after treatment. During your healing period, you may need to use gentler products and avoid irritating ingredients. In doing so, you can expect new, healthy skin cells to grow and replace the damaged cells.
We typically recommend collagen induction therapy sessions about once a month until you see the improvements you desire. You can then get top-up treatments spaced every few months apart, based on your age and skin concerns, to maintain your results.
Take the Next Step Towards Younger-Looking Skin
Aging comes with many unwanted changes. And if fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots have started to bother you, our expert team can provide you with innovative aesthetic treatments that will help you achieve younger-looking skin. Are you ready to discuss your beauty goals with our anti-aging experts? Contact Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA to schedule your consultation! We look forward to helping you explore your anti-aging options and enhance your natural beauty.