Why Summer Is a Great Time for Microneedling
Summer is a time for shorts, swimwear, tans, and glowing, radiant skin. The last thing you want is to get stuck inside because you’re uncomfortable or self-conscious about how your skin looks. If you want to flaunt smoother and more youthful-looking skin this summer, microneedling could be your new summer skincare secret. Summer is one of the best times to undergo this procedure because it is minimally invasive and allows for a quick recovery while giving you the lasting effects you desire!
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a treatment that promotes cellular regeneration by stimulating new collagen production. At Fargo Center for Dermatology, there is a wide variety of microneedling options to match every client’s needs:
The Vivace® device uses radiofrequency energy to apply heat to the tiny injuries caused by the microneedles, triggering the body’s natural healing response. This response stimulates a burst of collagen and elastin production – two proteins that are essential for firm, healthy skin.
The SkinPen® is another option to activate the skin’s natural healing process. By intentionally puncturing the skin with many tiny needles, serums and topicals can be absorbed deeper into the skin and skin tissue will rebuild with a firm, glowing appearance.
PRP Injections/PRP is another treatment that can involve microneedling. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is nutrient-rich, healing blood cells taken from the patient’s blood by a blood draw. When used along with microneedling, PRP will give your skin a major boost of collagen to speed up the healing process and make way for younger, healthier skin.
Microneedling can be an appealing option because this treatment is minimally invasive, allowing for quick results and very little downtime to recover. Clients have seen beautiful skin after just three treatments, not only on their face but also the neck, décolletage, or other areas of the body where they may feel insecure. Here are some of the amazing things to look forward to when you choose to renew your skin with microneedling:
- Reduce acne scars and help prevent future acne
- Smooth wrinkles and fine lines
- Shrink enlarged pores creating excessive oil
- Improve skin appearance from premature aging, uneven skin texture, or sun damage
- Firmer, glowing skin
Microneedling can irritate the skin for a couple of days since it works by causing superficial injuries to the top layer of skin. Your skin may also feel dry as you shed old skin cells, making it sensitive and susceptible to sun damage. So, while you can still rock your glowing, smooth new complexion, it’s crucial to protect your investment as well. You can do this by:
- Use of SPF 30+ containing zinc oxide/titanium dioxide, and reapply every 2 hours
- Accessorize with a stylish hat
- Avoid direct sunlight during peak hours of the day: noon to 4 p.m.
- Keep your skin moisturized
- Do not pick or peel at your skin during its recovery period
- Drink plenty of water
Sunscreen, sweat, and oil production can all lead to acne flare-ups and, for many people, that can lead to stubborn scarring and discomfort. Microneedling can help curb acne breakouts, shrink enlarged pores that are creating excessive oil, and help reduce signs of past sun damage. Additionally, the procedure will exfoliate dead skin cells to revitalize your skin, leaving it glowing, plump, and healthy.
Microneedling is also an incredibly fast procedure; this treatment only takes about 30 minutes! You can easily squeeze a session in without missing a beat. Once your skin has been rejuvenated, you will feel confident and won’t have to wear heavy layers of makeup that may wash off at the pool or sweat off during hot summer days.
Summer is the best time to flaunt your beautiful skin, so don’t let those pesky imperfections deter you from having your ideal summer. Fargo Center for Dermatology is proud to be a leading provider of microneedling in North Dakota. Call our office at (701) 203-9852 or schedule a cosmetic consultation with one of our aesthetic providers to learn more about what microneedling can do for your skin this summer.