There are a wide range of skin rejuvenation treatments that improve loose skin, wrinkles and fine lines, but micro-needling is among the safest and least irritating to your skin. At Apharetta Beauty Bar, we understand that chemical peels and dermal fillers are not for everyone. Our micro-needling treatments in Alpharetta, GA are a more natural way to create smoother, softer skin.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover the benefits of micro-needling.
What is Micro-Needling?
During a micro-needling session, the treatment is delivered by a handheld device similar to a pen. The tip of the device contains several microscopic needles that, when passed over the skin, penetrate the surface at a depth of a few millimeters.
While the tiny holes that are made in the skin are not visible and do not draw blood, they stimulate the body’s natural healing process. As we age, the collagen and elastic that are responsible for the skin’s strength and structure are produced less. This leads to the loose, sagging skin and texture irregularities that are commonly experienced with age.
Micro-needling treatments in Atlanta promote the production of new collagen and elastin, restoring even texture and softer, smoother skin in treated areas. As micro-needling opens up the pores and allows better absorption, skincare products are often used in conjunction to achieve optimal results.
What Can Micro-Needling Treat?
The light exfoliation of micro-needling can be used to effectively reduce the appearance of several skin conditions, including:
Mild acne scars
Loose, sagging skin
Wrinkles and fine lines
New or old scars
Irregular skin texture
Micro-needling can be used on virtually all areas of the body, such as the face, neck, decollete, arms and legs.
Am I a Good Candidate for Micro-Needling?
While safe for all skin types and colors, micro-needling treatments should be postponed if you have open wounds or sores in treated areas. Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or who currently have skin infections may also want to hold off on treatment. After reviewing your cosmetic concerns and expectations, our medical team will help you determine whether micro-needling is right for you during your consultation.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Micro-needling is minimally-invasive and will not damage or irritate the skin. Common side effects are slight redness akin to a sunburn and temporary swelling, which clear up in the first day or so. As micro-needling uses no chemicals, there is no risk of hyperpigmentation.
How Long Will My Results Last?
As it may take the skin some time to generate new collagen and elastin, results are gradual. But the natural, subtle effects of micro-needling are long-lasting and can be maintained with a good skincare regimen and taking precautions in the sun.