Preventative Microneedling: Protect Your Youthful Appearance
Many women and men become concerned with emerging fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage in their 20’s and 30’s. Although serums and skincare products can help combat signs of aging, they are often unable to adequately prevent issues from worsening or keep new problems at bay.
Fortunately, microneedling in Northern Virginia offers a safe, effective, and non-surgical way to correct existing skin concerns and help preserve a youthful and refreshed appearance.
Continue reading for everything you should know about preventative microneedling in Northern Virginia.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-surgical procedure designed to combat signs aging and rejuvenate skin using ultra-fine sterile needles.
The treatment is typically performed using an automated micropen, with needles that range from .5 to 3 millimeters in length.
As the handpiece gently passes over the skin, the needles create microscopic punctures, which initiate a wound healing response.
As the body works to repair this controlled damage, new collagen and elastin are produced and skin becomes smoother, brighter, and more even.
Why Consider Preventative Microneedling?
Preventative microneedling is ideal for individuals in their 20’s or early 30’s who are starting to notice fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, dullness, and roughness. Not only is it safe for all skin types, but it’s also highly customizable to different concerns and parts of the face and body.
Plus, the anti-aging treatment is quick and comfortable. In fact, many patients undergo microneedling over their lunch break and return to work immediately after.
Best of all, preventative microneedling has a high rate of success and patient satisfaction. Most individuals note improvement in skin tone and texture after their first session. These effects get better with time and subsequent treatments.
How is Microneedling Performed?
Microneedling is performed in the comfort of our office and takes 30-60 minutes. Before getting started, skin is cleansed and numbed with a topical anesthetic.
Then, the micropen is passed over the treatment area several times to ensure thorough and even coverage.
Post-procedure, skin may look and feel like a slight sunburn. Any redness or swelling should subside within a few hours to days.
Patients are free to resume all normal activities immediately after preventative microneedling.
Schedule an Appointment for Preventative Microneedling Today
If you are considering preventative microneedling in Northern Virginia, please contact our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nicole Hayre.