You deserve to feel confident in your appearance all the time. While there are some things that skin treatments cannot achieve, most offer significant value. Microneedling, for instance, is a simple, convenient treatment that works in concert with skin cells to repair, regenerate, and revive the skin at any age. Here, we discuss how often you may want to schedule microneedling treatments depending on your needs.
Microneedling is so gentle that it can be done as often as every 4 to 6 weeks. However, this timing may not be necessary in every situation. At first, when the goal is to repair damage from acne, UV exposure, or aging, we may recommend a series of monthly treatments for a short time. Usually, after two to three months, the skin has responded and we are ready to regenerate and revive youthfulness. At that point, we may modify the treatment schedule to occur every 6 to 8 weeks. That doesn’t mean you couldn’t continue with the monthly treatments if you wished. Doing so would not likely harm the skin.
Why Does the Time Between Treatments Matter?
It is only natural to want to get treatment timing right. Doing so ensures that you get the results you want and feel good about your investment into your skin. We schedule microneedling about every 4 to 8 weeks because cellular turnover takes 3 to 4 weeks and we want to provide adequate time for this cycle to complete before stimulating additional regeneration.
What Can I Expect from Routine Microneedling Treatments?
Microneedling achieves predictable, consistent results in skin of all ages. This is because each treatment merely stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.
Common concerns among middle-aged adults are dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin. By increasing cellular turnover and reviving newly produced cells with collagen and elastin, microneedling can address all of these concerns simultaneously. While some improvement may be noticed about a month after the initial treatment, most adults see dramatic changes after their third microneedling session.
Scars are formed when an injury is flooded with too much collagen too quickly. Even as a collagen-induction therapy, microneedling is an advantageous treatment for scars. It reduces the appearance of scars by breaking up the collagen that has formed the scar and infusing the skin in a more controlled manner. Depending on the severity of superficial scarring, results gradually develop over 6 to 8 weeks.
Microneedling is a great treatment any time of year. Schedule your summertime session with us at our La Casita or Sonterra location.