When is the Best Time to Get Microneedling Treatment?
Traditional microneedling skin treatments involve piercing the skin with tiny needles to induce a healing response that encourages collagen and elastin production. Now, the addition of radiofrequency technology can boost results and make skin look years younger in as little as 3 – 4 treatments.
At Lake Buena Vista Aesthetics in Orlando, FL, Dr. Haroon Nawaz uses the Morpheus8™ and SkinPen® devices to perform RF microneedling treatments. These state-of-the-art devices give patients clearer, smoother skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Below, we’ll discuss the ideal time to get microneedling treatment and how many microneedling sessions you may need to see your ideal results.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
Skin tends to look tired and dull as we age, and the loss of collagen and elastin lead to wrinkles and sagging. Years of UV exposure can also leave sun spots on the skin and cause other pigment changes that affect a patient’s confidence.
Microneedling can address these issues by introducing tiny wounds on the skin’s surface that stimulate the regeneration of healthy cells during the healing phase. The treatment can take years off your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and spots, leaving skin bright and even-toned.
RF microneedling results can include:
A reduction in wrinkles
The fading of age spots, sun damage, and scars
More even skin tone
The appearance of more taut and lifted skin
Another benefit of RF microneedling with Morpheus8 and SkinPen is that it is less invasive than treatments, such as BOTOX® and other injectables, and provides faster results with less downtime.
When should you get microneedling?
The best time to get microneedling treatment is usually in the winter when sun exposure is minimal. Skin will be extra sensitive to the sun in the weeks following RF microneedling. The cold weather months are also when skin tends to look dull and dry, so microneedling will produce more drastic results.
Collagen renewal typically takes about six weeks, so many patients begin microneedling treatments around six months before a big event.
Patients can expect minimal downtime after individual microneedling treatments. A topical numbing cream is used before the treatment, and no anesthesia is necessary, so you can return to normal activities almost immediately. Ice packs and antibiotics creams soothe the skin in the days following treatment.
To get the best microneedling results possible, you will also be instructed to avoid wearing makeup for 24 hours after treatment.
How many microneedling treatments will you need?
While patients at Lake Buena Vista Aesthetics in Orlando, FL will receive a consultation with our practitioners before their treatment, most patients can expect to see the best results after 3 – 4 treatments that are spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart. If you have a special event planned, you will want to give yourself time to undergo a full course of treatments and add in time for healing.
Morpheus8 and SkinPen microneedling in Orlando, FL
Getting clear, youthful skin can require a bit of time and the right tools. The nonsurgical, state-of-the-art SkinPen and the Morpheus8 with radiofrequency technology are effective microneedling tools that can give skin the boost it needs to rejuvenate itself.
If you are looking for more than the average microneedling treatment, you can schedule a consultation with our practitioners at Lake Buena Vista Aesthetics to learn if RF microneedling is right for you.