You wish you could get rid of your acne scars. You wish your wrinkles were a thing of the past. You wish you could tighten loose, sagging skin. You need SkinPen Microneedling Chicago at Restore Center for Aesthetics in Munster, IN. If you’re on the fence about whether microneedling with the FDA-approved SkinPen device is right for you, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to discover the answers to the most commonly asked questions about this treatment.
The Answers to the Most Frequently Asked SkinPen Microneedling Questions
How Long Does SkinPen Microneedling Last?
How long the results of your SkinPen Microneedling Chicago treatments last depend on what you’re treating. If you are using this treatment to shrink enlarged pores, you won’t need to schedule a follow-up session for several months. If you treat skin laxity, wrinkles, and other aging signs, you should only need two treatments per year. If you use microneedling to erase acne scars, stretch marks, or other types of scars, the results will be permanent.
How Many Treatment Sessions Are Required?
Typically, you can expect to need anywhere from one to six microneedling sessions to get the results you want. You will only need one treatment session if your goal is to correct a mild concern, like enlarged pores. Contrastingly, if you have concerns about a moderate skin problem, like wrinkles or folds, you may need two or three treatment sessions.
Finally, if your concerns are severe in nature, like deep acne scars or stretch marks, you may not be able to enjoy your final results until you have received four to six treatment sessions. During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your areas of concern and gain a clear understanding of your goals to determine how many sessions you will require to achieve your cosmetic goals.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment works by increasing your skin’s production of collagen. As the dozens of tiny needles pierce your epidermis and dermis, tiny microchannels are created. At the same time, the fibroblasts in the deepest layer of your skin are punctured. The end result is the fibroblasts release more collagen and your skin starts to heal itself.
One thing that makes this treatment so great is that collagen is a special type of protein that plays a major role in your skin healing itself. Regardless of whether your cosmetic concerns present themselves as enlarged pores, sagging skin, wrinkles, scars, or in other ways, your skin will heal itself if it produces enough collagen.
Will My Results Look Natural?
Yes, you can feel completely confident that your results will look natural. The results of SkinPen microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, always look completely natural because they aren’t derived from the injection of synthetic chemicals or the implantation of plastic. They are derived from your skin healing itself.
How Far Apart Should I Schedule My Appointments?
As a general rule of thumb, you should schedule your appointments four to six weeks apart. It is strongly recommended to wait at least 28 days between treatments because it can take anywhere from 28 to 42 days for the treatment to take full effect.
It is also important to wait several weeks between treatment sessions because this treatment works by creating micro-injuries. It is strongly recommended to wait until the micro-injuries have healed fully before you come in for another treatment session.
How Safe Is This Treatment?
This treatment is incredibly safe. In fact, it is so safe that the U.S. FDA approved SkinPen Microneedling Chicago treatments for most healthy adults. However, it is important to understand that the FDA has not approved other dermal rollers for safe treatment, just the SkinPen device. In the hands of a qualified aesthetic expert, you can expect the SkinPen device to stimulate collagen production without hurting or otherwise damaging your skin.
Is This Treatment Uncomfortable?
No, you will not feel any pain or discomfort at all during your SkinPen microneedling treatment. Your qualified aesthetic expert will hold the innovative SkinPen device at a 45-degree angle so you get all of the benefits of extra collagen induction without the risk of skin damage, pain, or discomfort.
The needles used are tiny, and the depth at which they penetrate the skin can be varied based on several circumstances, including the thickness of your skin. To further guarantee your comfort, we are more than happy to apply a topical anesthetic to your skin before your treatment begins so you won’t even feel the pressure of the needles penetrating your skin.
What Can I Expect During My SkinPen Microneedling Chicago Session?
To reiterate, you can expect your treatment to be completely safe and comfortable. Once your skin has been inspected, cleaned, and numbed, we will hold the FDA-approved SkinPen device at a 45-degree angle for maximum efficacy and safety. The device will be passed over the treatment areas several times, creating dozens of microchannels and increasing collagen production significantly.
Depending on the size of the treatment areas and the severity of your cosmetic concerns, your treatment session may take around 45 minutes. It will take approximately 15 minutes to prepare your skin for treatment and 30 minutes to pass the device over the treatment areas enough to provide the desired effects.
What Can I Expect After My Microneedling Session?
Once your SkinPen microneedling Chicago treatment is over, we will administer a hydrating serum to speed up the healing process depending on the circumstances. Once your skin is treated fully, we will review how you should care for your skin during your recovery period. After that, there is no necessary downtime. You may go back to work or spend the rest of the day relaxing.
What Restrictions Must I Adhere to?
There are several things you should avoid following your collagen induction therapy session. For instance, it is crucial that you spend at least 72 hours avoiding direct exposure to sunlight and strenuous physical activity.
Also, it is very important that you do not apply a lot of pressure to your face. This means that you should only apply makeup that is easy to remove gently, and you should sleep on your back if your face was treated, chest, abdomen, or thighs were treated.
How Effective Is This Treatment?
This treatment is extremely effective. You may have tried an at-home dermal roller in the past and been frustrated by pain and disappointed by a lack of results. To reiterate, the SkinPen is the only FDA-approved microneedling device.
It is important to understand that when the FDA approves a medical device, both the safety and efficacy of the device is guaranteed. You can rest assured that once your course of treatments is complete, the SkinPen device will encourage your skin to produce enough extra collagen to brighten dull skin, shrink pores, stop excess sebum production, or achieve any of your other goals.
What Preparation Steps Are Required?
During your initial consultation, we will verify that you are a good fit for this treatment. If you are deemed to be a good candidate, we will give you an all-inclusive list of instructions you must follow before your session. Wearing adequate sun protection during the two weeks preceding your appointment is one of the most important preparation steps you must take. We will need to reschedule your appointment if your skin is irritated at the time of your session.
It is also very important that you take other steps to ensure your skin is free from irritation, like not using any cosmetics or medications that contain retinol for a couple of weeks before your session. Also, you may benefit significantly from taking an antiviral in the weeks leading up to your session if you have a history of oral herpes outbreaks. Additionally, you should take care to not take any NSAIDs or other blood-thinners for several days prior to your session.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
As previously stated, the FDA has approved this treatment for most healthy adults. However, you can’t know for sure whether you qualify for this treatment until you come in for an initial evaluation. To verify your candidacy for this treatment, we will discuss your cosmetic concerns and health thoroughly.
Learn More About This Innovative Treatment Today
To find out whether this treatment, which provides results that can last for months or a lifetime, is a good fit for you, contact us today at Restore Center for Aesthetics in Munster, IN to schedule your initial evaluation.