How long do the effects of Micro Needling Last? How often is maintenance required?
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Lasting effects of micro-needling and maintenance treatments
A series of 4-6 micro-needling treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is recommended to achieve an optimal result. Once you have completed your series, your clinician can determine what maintenance regimen will best suit you based on your overall skin care goals. It most likely will include micro-needling maintenance treatments at some point, but if you continue to maintain an effective home care regimen, in addition to, regular skin care treatments you should be "sitting pretty," for 6 months to a year before you need a maintenance treatment.
For all you do to stimulate collagen, it is continually being broken down. This is the ugly truth.This is why maintenance is key. As we age, we do not produce collagen as readily as we did in our youth. And no matter how much we do to slow down the aging process, we cannot stop it in its entirety. The aging that we experience in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, & tactile roughness can all be attributed to the natural break down of collagen over time, in addition to, a drastic decrease in cellular turnover. When you factor in lifestyle habits such as over exposure to sun, tanning beds, smoking, etc. you aid in expediting the aging process.
Lasting effects from micro-needling
By the way, a recent study showed that micro-needling the skin can give as good or better results than laser or Fraxel treatments!
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Are the effects of micro needling permanent?
Thanks for your question.
All minimally invasive treatments for the face only reset the clock.
You continue to age therefore you need to continue with keeping up your treatments. Just like a car that gets no maintenance falls apart faster, a face with no maintenance will also age faster.
The cost and recovery from micro needling is fairly minimal therefore it's an easy maintenance treatment.
How Often To Microneedle
Effects of Microneedling
In my practice, we use the SkinPen™ for microneedling, and the final outcome for acne scars can be very impressive. One of the benefits of microneedling in general is the minimal risk of side effects, particularly if you visit a board certified plastic surgeon who is well-versed in the technique. However, since the procedure does involve creating controlled micro-injuries to promote the skin’s natural healing response, it’s common to notice redness and swelling after a session. Some people may experience a mild acne flare-up, or tiny white bumps under the skin called milia. Any of these concerns should dissipate rapidly.
Microneedling Lasting Effects
It is a minimally invasive procedure. It also stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself. You will see results with one treatment, but the results will be even greater if you do a series of treatments. As with any treatment, the more you are consistent and keep up with it, the more results you will have. I recommend to my patients to have microneedling performed every 4-6 weeks, depending on the depth of their treatment.
For microneedling it is most effective to do 4-5 treatments about 4 weeks apart. We use various serums with the procedure to optimize the therapy. Unfortunately, we cannot stop our skin from aging so maintenance treatments are needed to achieve longer lasting results.
I think we are all different. I never say how many treatments are needed. Start with one and daily regimen and see how it goes!
Microneedling with PRP for collagen production
Thank you for your question. Microneedling is a facial treatment to stimulate the collagen production, to help address lines, pores, smooth out the skin, scars, and overall appearance of the skin. You will see results with one treatment, but the results will be even greater if you do a series of treatments.
Most patients love the results so much, microneedling is part of their facial maintenance and return every few months to be treated. I would recommend having your microneedling treatment done with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).
Hope this helps,
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