The skin is a protective barrier that undergoes numerous changes over time. Age-related changes, excessive sun exposure, environmental factors, and genetics can lead to the gradual loss of collagen, elastin, and other structural proteins in the skin. Over time, your skin may become dull, tired, rough, or marked by fine lines and wrinkles. MAEVA Aesthetics performs highly personalized microneedling with or without PRF to stimulate collagen production and reverse the signs of aging.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a procedure that encourages your body to produce its natural filler — collagen. The procedure involves using a specialized microneedling device to make thousands of micro-punctures on the skin’s surface, which activates the body’s innate healing processes, leading to increased skin cell turnover and collagen production. Over time, your skin looks smoother, softer, tighter, and youthful. The results are completely natural because they’re based on natural healing.
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity
- Crepey skin
- Acne scars
- Dull and dry skin
- Stretch Marks
- Rough skin
- Pigmentation problems
- Textural irregularities
- Other skin concerns
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling works by activating the body’s innate healing processes, such as skin cell turnover and collagen production. When you’re injured, your body produces new skin cells and collagen fibers to repair the damage. Collagen is a fibrous protein that makes your skin look firm, taut, and youthful. Microneedling essentially activates your body’s healing processes without significantly damaging your skin. Over time, your body produces new collagen fibers to reverse age-related changes, making your skin look smoother and firmer.
Boost Microneedling Results with PRF
We often combine microneedling with PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) to catalyze its results. Platelet-rich fibrin is a component of the human blood with a high concentration of the growth factors responsible for most of the healing processes in the body, such as skin cell regeneration, blood clot formation, and collagen production. The cosmetic provider draws a small sample of your blood, purifies the platelet-rich fibrin, and applies the serum to your face after microneedling. The growth factors catalyze the healing process, leading to superior results.
Benefits of Microneedling:
- Simple, painless, and non-invasive procedure
- Leaves no scars or signs of cosmetic work
- Stimulates natural collagen production
- Can be performed with PRF treatment
- Concludes within an hour
- No harsh side effects or complications
- Resume your daily activities immediately
- Completely natural results
The Microneedling Treatment Process
MAEVA Aesthetics performs a highly personalized microneedling treatment after a thorough evaluation. Our cosmetic providers carefully examine your facial skin, discuss your symptoms and goals, and adjust the microneedling device according to your skin type. The cosmetic provider applies a numbing gel on your face to ensure comfort, following which they move the microneedling device across your facial skin to create the micro-punctures. After covering all the treatment areas, the cosmetic provider applies a soothing gel to your face. Your microneedling concludes within an hour.
Side Effects of Microneedling
Microneedling is an extremely safe procedure with minimal post-treatment side effects, such as redness, swelling, tenderness, and mild pin-point bleeding. Most of the side effects dissipate within a day or two. Your face might look slightly flushed for a day or two, but there’s no pain. You can resume your daily activities and work immediately after the treatment. However, you should avoid direct sunlight, strenuous workouts, swimming, and other such activities until the side effects dissipate completely.
Onset & Longevity of Results
Microneedling doesn’t produce immediate results because it relies on your body’s innate healing processes. Your skin will gradually look smoother, tighter, and more youthful after a few weeks, with continued improvements for several months. Most patients need around 3 sessions for optimal results, depending on their specific conditions. Deep facial scars may necessitate more than 3 sessions. The results last long, but you should ideally undergo maintenance sessions once or twice a year to maintain youthful skin.
Schedule an Appointment
MAEVA Aesthetics is a luxurious medical spa specializing in cutting-edge skincare and facial optimization procedures. Our cosmetic providers carefully examine your facial skin, analyze your skin type, discuss your goals, and curate a personalized treatment plan. Our individualized approach to microneedling ensures optimal results without harsh side effects or complications. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for microneedling.