If you’re in the Kansas City area and have been battling signs of aging skin, SkinPen microneedling might be the treatment you’ve been looking for. Our experienced team at Aesthetic Surgical Arts and Mia Bella Donna MedSpa in Overland Park, KS, offers this as one of our treatment options to help our patients achieve radiant skin.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
In this fast-paced world, a quick treatment that offers real benefits is a priority. Microneedling is a fast process, making it easy for the busy residents of Kansas City to set aside some time to take care of their skin.
Depending on your needs, you may want to set up an initial treatment series to help you achieve the results you want. Our team is dedicated to working with your schedule. These treatments are carried out quickly and safely, and require no downtime. This will allow you to receive your treatment and carry on with the rest of your day as usual.
This treatment is known to be gentle on both the patient and their skin. Patients who shy away from more invasive cosmetic treatments may be more comfortable with our SkinPen treatment for this reason.
Our professionals are well-trained, and safety is our top priority. We know how to apply this treatment in a way that encourages skin safety while maximizing the treatment’s benefits.
Our many years of experience are key to this safety factor. This is why we encourage patients to seek out professional treatments rather than doing it at home. Trying to do it yourself may put you at an increased risk of skin damage.
This treatment works by supporting the health of your skin, which makes the results look extremely natural. Patients who are concerned about an artificial appearance can rest easy. This treatment’s primary benefit rests in its ability to boost your collagen, strengthen your skin, improve texture, and clear out your pores. Patients should look like they stepped back in time, with a radiant glow and natural-looking results.
Exfoliation is a helpful way to clean out clogged pores and get rid of dead skin. That said, even with a good at-home exfoliation schedule, many patients find themselves still struggling with dull skin texture and enlarged pores. Treating this at home can be tricky. Exfoliating too aggressively can damage your skin or constantly strip it of its oils, causing it to over-correct.
Microneedling can be a way to seek out the ultimate professional exfoliation. Not only can it get rid of dead skin and clogged debris, but we will be sending you home with skin care products to keep your skin happy.
If you’re bothered by certain aspects of your skin health, supporting your skin and improving your symptoms can come with a powerful boost of self-confidence. We want your skin to feel and look great, and for each of our patients to be happy with their results.
Roller systems that are available “over the counter” may claim to boost collagen, but that isn’t always the case. Collagen and elastin are stimulated on a dermal level. At-home devices may not be able to reach where they need to in order to stimulate collagen production. If these devices do reach down to the dermal level, that can also be a cause for concern as patients have to be careful not to unknowingly damage their skin.
Our team can stimulate your skin’s collagen and elastin production in a way that works well and safely. Collagen and elastin are both crucial “building blocks” for the skin. They help your skin stay hydrated, strong, smooth, and elastic. By boosting collagen and elastin levels, a more youthful complexion can be achieved.
What Can It Treat?
Laying out on the beach on a warm summer day can feel amazing, but years of forgetting to properly protect your skin can take its toll later on in life. Sun damage is a primary contributor to premature aging and skin texture issues. When patients realize their skin has become sun damaged they are often discouraged, thinking the damage is irreversible.
Thankfully, there are things we can do to help your skin recover from sun damage, and this treatment is one of them. Encouraging new skin production means the visual signs of sun damage can be improved. Sun damage can show up differently for different patients, but our SkinPen treatment is ready to help.
Fine lines can appear all throughout the face. They are often one of the first signs of aging skin, and they will continue to show up throughout the patient’s lifetime. Boosting your elastin and collagen can help strengthen your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Since this treatment is so gentle, we can use it on a wide range of facial areas.
As skin loses elasticity, the toll of gravity and the wear of the sun can start to produce wrinkles. Whether your wrinkles are due to sun damage or simply an effect of aging, this treatment can help by encouraging skin strength and vitality.
While pores don’t actually increase in size, they can start to look larger due to several factors. One reason your pores may be enlarged is due to having debris stuck in there. Another reason may be a loss of skin structure. Since this treatment can both clean out pores and support skin structure, it can help with either case. The result should be pores that are able to return to a more uniform size.
Even with their best efforts to invest in good skin care products and follow a strict skin-care routine, many patients struggle with a dull or rough skin texture. Sun damage can cause skin texture issues, among a range of other factors. Regardless of the “why,” this treatment can help you reclaim soft, smooth skin.
One common type of scarring patients often want to address are acne scars. Sometimes our early fights against acne leave lasting scars on our face, which many patients feel self-conscious about. Due to the texture of these scars, they can sometimes be difficult to cover with makeup.
Encouraging new skin growth can help reduce the appearance of facial scars. A treatment series is especially helpful for these cases, with each treatment getting the patient closer to their goals.
This treatment can help reverse age spots and encourage a more uniform skin tone and texture. It’s important to rule out skin cancer before you treat any pigmented lesions. Once you have the all-clear, we can start addressing your age spots.
Melasma is another condition that can change the skin’s tone and texture, and often changes both at once. It can cause uneven patches throughout the skin, and commonly affects the cheeks. Just as this treatment can address age spots and overall texture concerns, it can also be used to help improve the symptoms of melasma.
Sun damage is a common culprit behind patches of facial redness. This can show up on the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, and more. Reversing the damage can help reverse the symptoms, so this treatment can help restore the original tone of your face.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How Does This Treatment Work?
We use an innovative microneedling tool known as a SkinPen. The tip of this SkinPen has very fine needles on its tip. These little needles allow us to stimulate your skin in a gentle, non-invasive, but very effective way.
As the needles create tiny micro-punctures in your skin’s epidermis layer, it will help encourage the skin’s natural healing processes on a cellular level. This helps your skin regenerate itself and form new, healthy skin tissue. It also encourages your skin to amp up its collagen production. All of these factors put together mean a healthier complexion and younger-looking skin are on the way for our patients.
2. What Is the Treatment Process Like?
The first step in your treatment will be a skin analysis. We want your treatment to be a perfect custom-fit for your skin’s needs, and this analysis will help us tailor a plan that works well for you. As for the treatment itself, our team will gently move the SkinPen across your skin’s surface. The needles are extremely small, making this a gentle process.
Not only does this offer skin regeneration benefits, but it also will prepare your skin to readily absorb skin care products. We can provide you with high quality skin products so you can make the most of this window of opportunity.
3. How Many Treatments Will I Need?
A treatment series will help give your skin a powerful, lasting health boost. Since there’s no required downtime, fitting in your scheduled appointments should be easy even with a busy schedule. For the best results, we recommend a series of three to five treatments.
4. If I Already Have Sun Damage, How Can I Protect My Skin?
Sunscreen and Protective Clothing
Sun damage happens. Besides seeking out reparative treatment, there are some things you can do to protect your skin moving forward. Sunscreen and protective clothing are two of the most important ways you can do that. Sunscreen is important any time you’re out in the sun, not just during the summer.
If you find yourself forgetting to wear sunscreen, you may want to try setting it out where you’ll see it every day. SPF makeup is another easy way to apply sun protection to your face without having to take an extra step.
Avoid Strong Rays
Between 10am and 3pm, ultraviolet rays are expected to be at their strongest. These are the rays that burn our skin. If you enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, trying to schedule your outside time for before or after the sun’s strongest point can help offer a bit of extra protection.
5. Who Is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
Almost anyone in good health can enjoy the benefits of this treatment. It works for all skin types and tones, and for any gender. Some patients seek out a pick-me-up or preventative care, and others want to actively address signs of aging skin.
Ultimately the best way to know if you’re a good candidate is to come in for a consultation so we can give you personalized advice.
Are You Near Kansas City and Ready for a Consultation?
If you have more questions, don’t be afraid to bring them along with you for your consultation. Our experienced team is dedicated to finding our Kansas City residents the right treatment for their unique needs. If you’re ready to learn more about how our treatments can help you address various skin concerns, reach out to us at Aesthetic Surgical Arts and Mia Bella Donna MedSpa in Overland Park, KS, today to set up your consultation!