Microneedling in Carlsbad, NM

Microneedling is an ideal treatment for men and women who desire smoother, clearer and more youthful looking skin. Offering impressive results without the need for chemicals, surgery or extensive downtime, microneedling triggers the body’s natural wound-healing responses to repair the skin. The result is a reduction in texture irregularities, dark spots and common signs of aging.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling works by creating microinjuries to the skin through a specialized handpiece that houses numerous ultrafine needles. In response to the tiny punctures made by the microneedling device, the skin produces new collagen and elastin, which will naturally improve the skin’s elasticity and overall appearance. Since a topical numbing cream is applied prior to treatment, microneedling treatments are usually painless.

Is Microneedling Safe?

As with any procedure offered by Harmony Healing, microneedling is perfectly safe for most patients. Only patients on certain blood-thinning medications or those who are prone to keloid scarring would not be candidates for microneedling. Since the ultrafine needles on the disposable microneedling handpiece are no longer than two millimeters in length and are never reused, risks of infection are extremely low.

How Long Will Microneedling Results Last?

Microneedling is an outstanding choice for busy men and women who lack the bandwidth in their schedules for lengthy recoveries. This procedure also does not necessitate any particular preparation other than avoiding sunburn and discontinuing any skincare products containing retinol for a few days before the procedure. Your provider at Harmony Healing will recommend the appropriate products to have on hand to help nourish and protect the skin after your procedure.

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How to Prepare for Microneedling

Microneedling is an outstanding choice for busy men and women who lack the bandwidth in their schedules for lengthy recoveries. This procedure also does not necessitate any particular preparation other than avoiding sunburn and discontinuing any skincare products containing retinol for a few days before the procedure. Your provider at Harmony Healing will recommend the appropriate products to have on hand to help nourish and protect the skin after your procedure.

What to Expect During a Microneedling Treatment

Your microneedling treatment will begin with the application of numbing cream to your treatment area. You will be able to rest and relax until the numbing cream takes effect. Next, your provider will sweep the microneedling device in short motions across small sections of your treatment area, one section at a time. In sensitive areas like the forehead, nose and around the eyes, you may experience slight discomfort. After the treatment, a soothing lotion or gel will be applied to your treatment area to help calm any inflammation.

What to Expect After a Microneedling Treatment

Most patients are able to resume normal activities immediately following a microneedling treatment. It is essential to avoid sunburn after a microneedling treatment, keeping in mind that the skin will be particularly sensitive for a few days. Mineral sunscreen and makeup can be applied immediately following treatment. It is normal to experience some mild flaking or peeling several days after microneedling, but this is often avoidable when the proper products are applied. Immediately, most patients notice a skin-tightening effect and experience a post-procedure glow. Over the course of the next two to three months, the skin’s appearance will continue to improve.

Combining Microneedling with Other Treatments

Since microneedling does not use any chemicals or require downtime, it is a perfect adjunct to numerous other treatments offered by Harmony Healing. For example, patients with severe acne scarring, irregular pigmentation, sagging skin or wrinkles can combine microneedling treatments with laser skin resurfacing treatments. By combining these treatments, results can be achieved faster. Microneedling can also be combined with intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments and chemical peels for increased radiance and more even-toned skin. Injecting your body’s own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) during microneedling can further rejuvenate the skin by tightening, smoothing and creating a more even tone. Your provider at Harmony Healing can help you determine the best combination of treatments for you to achieve your ideal skin.

Are you interested in learning more about how microneedling can improve your skin? Schedule a consultation today by calling 575.639.9305.