Patients throughout the Fayetteville, North Carolina, area turn the to the professionals at Purple Lotus Aesthetics for gentle and effective microneedling to treat and improve a variety of skin conditions. Dr. Sumedha Dalvi can help patients quickly diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. To learn more about microneedling, call today or schedule an appointment online.
Most facials and other treatments, such as microdermabrasion, only exfoliate the surface of the skin. Microneedling, however, promotes new skin growth.
Microneedling reduces large pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars through an electronic pen-like device with a series of fine needles at the tip. These needles are gently pressed into the skin, causing tiny punctures to the surface.
This process sends a signal to the body to start repairing the damaged area, promoting new collagen and elastin production. When you complete a series of consistent appointments, your skin produces more and more collagen and elastin, resulting in improved texture, elasticity, and evenness.
Does microneedling hurt?
Although the microneedling device consists of several needles, the procedure is mostly painless. Most patients feel a pricking sensation, but it fades within minutes after treatment.
For those with sensitive skin, Dr. Dalvi can apply a numbing cream before the treatment begins. The cream takes about 20-30 minutes to take full effect and can provide a completely painless experience.
After each microneedling treatment, your skin appears red at first and there may be a small amount of bleeding, but these conditions typically heal in less than 24 hours.
In some cases, patients experience peeling or excessive dryness after their session, but you can still resume regular activities. There’s no real downtime needed, but Dr. Dalvi suggests staying out of direct sunlight after treatment.
At Purple Lotus Aesthetics, Dr. Dalvi uses only the most advanced microneedling treatments for quick and effective results. He recommends patients undergo a series of six microneedling sessions about every 2-4 weeks. These breaks between treatments help the skin fully repair itself and treat those deep wrinkles and stubborn areas.
In some cases, patients see results after just one treatment. Results vary from patient to patient, but those who receive the full six weeks of treatment see improvements in the texture, complexion, and elasticity of their skin.
Your skin also continues to heal itself after treatment has ended, resulting in firmer, better-looking skin.
If you’re struggling with fine lines, wrinkles, or acne scars, microneedling can be an excellent treatment for you. If you’re interested in learning more or if you’re ready to get started, call today or schedule an appointment online.