With summer quickly approaching, it is time to get ourselves ready for the upcoming eventful new season! Some treatments may not be ideal during the summertime because of the hot weather and sun exposure. One treatment that is perfect for your summer plans is microneedling. Here at Live Young Wellness Spa, we offer microneedling that can be purchased either by a single service or included with our monthly membership.
Now, what the heck is microneedling? Microneedling is a treatment that uses a tool (micro needle) that creates invisible, vertical, micro perforations into the top layer of your skin. This causes your body to perform and activate the natural healing process and increases blood flow while producing new collagen and elastin in the area. Many patients state that this procedure has little to no pain so nothing too painful or extreme. The treatment roughly takes about 30 minutes. When you come in for your treatment, you can always ask your provider about sun exposure limits and other questions you may have.
Microneedling may help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, acne scars, stretch marks, and traumatic scars; improve uneven skin tone and texture; promote hair growth; and reveal softer, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.
What Side Effects Can Occur After Microneedling?
You can expect to experience minor and temporary side effects/downtime after your microneedling treatment. You may experience redness or swelling 3 to 5 days after treatment but this is a sign that the process is working, as your body’s natural healing process kicks in. Because the needle pokes from the pen, you might see very small marks on your skin after the procedure. However, these marks are only temporary and once your body’s healing process kicks in, your skin will look more clear, more smooth, and revitalized.
How Can I Reduce Downtime After Microneedling?
While there will be downtime with microneedling, there are ways to reduce the severity and length of your downtime. These include:
- Use our holy grail Alastin Skin Nectar after your treatment
- Avoid strenuous exercise that will cause you to sweat
- Avoid using harsh skin care products (exfoliants or products that contain alcohol)
- Staying hydrated and moisturizing your skin
- Don’t touch or scratch your face no matter how itchy, use a cold compress to help ease any irritation or flaring of the skin
Call Live Young Wellness Spa today!!
At Live Young Wellness Spa, we want you to walk in our front doors and feel confident that you will receive the best care for your individual needs. It is our job to ensure that happens. We have locations in Flower Mound at 2931 Long Prairie Rd. Flower Mound, TX 75022 and Castle Hills (Carrollton) at 4541 N. Josey Ln. #120 Carrollton, TX 75010.
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