For women over 40, fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections are a constant struggle. You’re not alone in wanting to achieve younger-looking skin! Most of the skin concerns we hear about are wrinkles, age spots, dark spots, loose skin, and scarring. Anti-aging creams and other topical products are great for day-to-day prevention, but what about the long term? Our number one suggestion is microneedling. In New Jersey, ANU Medical Spa offers microneedling treatments that can help women look and feel younger.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling uses a sterile Dermapen needle cartridge to penetrate the upper and lower layers of the skin. This process causes controlled microscopic wounds to kickstart the body’s own wound healing response, which increases your body’s production of collagen. Collagen-loss is the main reason for signs of aging in the face, which is why microneedling can help!
What microneedling does for your skin
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces dark spots
- Repairs visible scars
- Reverses sun damage and pigmentation
- Shrinks pores
- Keeps skin tight
- Allows your topical products to penetrate the skin more efficiently
- Reduces visible stretch marks
At-home treatments vs at a medical spa
The at-home microneedling gadgets you can buy online will not offer the same strength of treatment as a medical spa or salon. You’ll see some results, but they will not be as prominent or as long term. With at-home treatments, you also run the risk of not doing it right and irritating the skin. Additionally, if you have inflamed rosacea or acne, it’s best not to go with the DIY method. A trained skin care professional will be able to create a personalized treatment plan to ensure the best results for you.
Good things come to those who wait
Unfortunately, the effects of a microneedling treatment will not be noticeable immediately. We suggest our clients to receive three to five treatments in four to six week intervals for the best, long-lasting results. Within a regular treatment plan, you will start to see results at around three months because collagen production takes time.