The Look Lab typically offers microneedling in four to six sessions, depending on the individual skin needs of the patient. The sessions are typically one month apart to allow healing and rejuvenation effects to take place. It will take several weeks for the skin to repair itself, with final results visible in three to six months. Patients with severe scars, deep wrinkles, or more extensive sun damage may require up to eight microneedle therapy sessions, with possibly longer intervals of six weeks between sessions.
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that smooths the face without invasive surgery or laser facial treatments. Skin rejuvenation is a natural response of your body to wounds; collagen and elastin proteins rush to the wounded area to regenerate and renew your skin. Using tiny needles to stimulate your body’s natural collagen and elastin production, micro needling therapy is safe, effective, and painless with the use of a topical numbing cream before treatment. Also known as collagen induction therapy, the treatment is given in multiple sessions over four to six months. This treatment is a great choice for those with acne scars and conditions resulting in uneven skin texture or appearance.
What to Expect After Microneedling Treatments
After a microneedling treatment your skin will likely feel warm and a little tight. Most will experience a slight red or pink sunburn-like tinge to their skin, usually between one and four days, depending on severity of skin damage and depth of repair. The Look Lab technicians will recommend a balm or serum that can lessen any discomfort you may feel. The downtime is minimal for this non-surgical, effective treatment.
- Tightens and lifts skin
- Diminishes acne scarring
- Lessens skin discoloration
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Shrinks pores
- Fades stretch marks
- Minimizes sun damage
Despite your good skin care regimen, you may still struggle with cystic acne (pus filled pimples) or nodular acne (more solid pimples), and both can cause scars. If you are trying to prepare for a big day, cortisone injections can lessen the inflammation from pimples that causes redness and pain. The acne treatment injections have the additional benefit of stopping acne scars from developing.
If you are looking for quick acne relief, cortisone injections are effective and provide improvement within just a few hours of treatment. Within one day, pimples are smoothed and redness is reduced. There is no pain with acne injection treatments, simply a small prick provides a quick fix. This a perfect solution for someone with a special event they are preparing for, or simply whether they want to prevent acne scarring. A consultation with a clinician at The Look Lab will determine whether cortisone injections are appropriate for your acne.