The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine

Certified Laser Specialists & Internal Medicine located in Matthews, NC

If you’re interested in a non-surgical, natural treatment to improve the look and feel of your skin, microneedling might be a great fit for your needs. At The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine, microneedling is among the most popular aesthetic treatments. Schedule an appointment today at this Matthews, North Carolina, med spa to find out why so many men and women swear by this innovative treatment approach. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your busy schedule, or you can call to check appointment availability.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that uses a special medical device equipped with many tiny needles to create punctures in the outer layers of your skin. Your body responds to those micro injuries with a powerful healing action, creating new collagen and elastin.

Collagen and elastin are already present in your skin and work to give skin a firm, plump, and smooth appearance. Over time, some of those cells degrade, which causes your skin to sag and fall into fine lines and wrinkles. Restoring volume with new collagen and elastin provides an almost instant effect.

What conditions can microneedling treat?

Microneedling is an effective treatment option for:

  • Scarring
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage or age spots
  • Large pores
  • Rough skin texture
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Microneedling is a great treatment option if you have sensitive or thin skin, and is suitable for all skin tones.

What happens during a microneedling session?

The process begins with a thorough skin examination to determine the treatment area and the depth of the treatment needles. A topical gel helps numb your skin and allows the microneedling device to glide across the skin’s surface.

The microneedling tool uses incredibly thin, sterile needles. The depth and speed of the needles are adjustable. As your practitioner moves the device across your skin, the powered tool moves the needles into and out of your outermost skin layers very rapidly.

You can also choose to incorporate platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into your microneedling session. This treatment uses a small amount of your own blood to create a solution that can promote healing and enhance your microneedling results.

The entire microneedling process takes less than an hour and is only minimally uncomfortable.

What is the recovery like after microneedling?

Immediately after your treatment, your skin will be more pink or red than usual, and you may experience some mild swelling. Some women and men have very minor bruising. Over-the-counter pain medications can soothe any discomfort.

It’s important to avoid using skin products for a few days after your treatment to give your skin a chance to heal. You must also take steps to protect your skin from sun exposure during the healing process. You can expect to see results within a few days, and continuous improvements for a few months.

If you’re ready to try microneedling, book a visit at The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine today either online or over the phone.