How Long Will the Results Last From Microneedling
Microneedling (or collagen induction therapy, CIT) is a popular cosmetic treatment that creates micro-injuries to the skin using tiny needles. These small wounds stimulate collagen and elastin production to correct unwanted signs of aging like wrinkles and scars. But how long do microneedling results last, and what is the best way to maintain the appearance of your skin after treatment?
The Wellness Institute of Dallas uses SkinPen® technology to produce long-lasting outcomes patients love. Below, we discuss the science behind microneedling and how to maximize these results at home. If you live near Highland Park or University Park, call our trained team and schedule a microneedling consultation to learn more.
What are your skin concerns?
Age, sun damage, and other environmental factors eventually cause wrinkles, scars, and brown spots that can make us feel less than confident. Microneedling may be used to address our complexion's overall health and appearance.
Collagen induction therapy works by stimulating our body's natural healing process, which in turn leads to new collagen and elastin production. Patients at The Wellness Institute of Dallas enjoy a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance overall through our SkinPen technology.
We generally recommend microneedling to improve the following:
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin texture
How long do microneedling results last?
The Wellness Institute of Dallas can assess your skin concerns and estimate what to expect after collagen induction therapy. It is important to understand that microneedling results are not necessarily immediate and can take several weeks or months to become apparent. The skin’s natural healing process must occur before you see the full benefits.
Most people report optimal results after 3 – 6 sessions with the SkinPen spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart. Once you reach your desired outcomes, maintenance treatments should be performed every six months. Our staff can develop a custom microneedling plan tailored to your unique needs.
How to prolong microneedling results
The Wellness Institute of Dallas sometimes recommends combining microneedling with vitamin-rich serums or platelet-rich plasma for dramatic and long-lasting outcomes. These serums are applied directly to the skin during treatment.
There are also a number of ways to prolong the benefits of collagen induction therapy at home. We recommend the following:
- Wear sunscreen daily: Sunblock is critical in protecting your skin from damage and preventing premature aging. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF and apply it liberally every day, even on cloudy days.
- Use gentle skin care products: Harsh cleansers and exfoliants irritate newly-treated skin. Look for products labeled “for sensitive skin” and avoid those with fragrances, dyes, or other harsh chemicals.
- Don’t smoke: Smoking damages the skin in many ways, including reducing collagen production. Quitting is one of the best things you can do for your skin.
Try collagen induction therapy
Fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and sun damage don’t stand a chance against microneedling at The Wellness Institute of Dallas. Our team members are passionate about educating Highland Park and University Park patients about the SkinPen and other effective treatments, so they can achieve long-lasting results with the proper care. See for yourself what collagen induction therapy can do – contact us to schedule your next skin assessment and consultation.