We’ve all been there, wanting something more than a facial, but maybe we’re not ready to commit to laser just yet. For our patients who are somewhere in between we offer Microneedling, a technique that uses a needle-studded wand to create micro-wounds to the skin. Microneedling can treat a variety of skin issues, including acne scars, sun damage and can also promote collagen growth for those subtle signs of aging. It will soften lines, wrinkles and improve skin texture.
The goal of a microneedling treatment is to stimulate collagen while giving the skin an effective exfoliation. The downtime is very minimal compared to aggressive laser treatments and also more affordable. You may be red for the first 25-72 hours and makeup is avoided for the first 24 hours because the pores on the facial skin are still open. Why is collagen regeneration so important? Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in our bodies that will keep the skin plump and youthful. It helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles while making it more firm, elastic and youthful. Microneedling uses the body’s own repair system to improve the appearance. For example, controlled skin injury leads to collagen production, which then becomes a form of ant-aging.
At Honolulu MedSpa we offer our Microdermabrasion treatment as a stand alone service, or as an advanced service including PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). In laymen’s terms, microneedling + PRP becomes a result oriented facial that essentially uses your own blood to help promote the healthy activity of your skin cells. Our patients have noticed a decrease in skin issues, and a brighter, even and plumped up complexion. When asking for this service, ask for the PRP Facial.
If pain tolerance is a concern, fear not! The pain is very low considering numbing cream is always applied before the procedure is done. Some patients have noted an increase in tingling around the jawline, nose and forehead, but overall, the pain has been rated a 2-3 out of 10.
For those looking at doing an at-home microneedling, leave it to a professional when it comes to needles. Performing and advanced treatment such as microneedling could make your face worse and cause an infection or permanent injury. Always confirm you provider is trained, licensed and experienced in performing a Microneedling treatment.
We welcome questions and offer our patients free consultations to learn more about this service. Give us a call at 808-528-0888 to book your appointment.