How Long Does Redness Last After Microneedling?
Does your complexion need some TLC? Are over-the-counter skin products just not providing the results you want? Consider microneedling at Xage Medical Spa to boost the appearance, texture, and clarity of your skin. Board-certified physician Dr. Stuart B. Porter is excited to offer microneedling with the SkinPen® to Provo, UT men and women who desire healthier, younger-looking skin. Microneedling is a safe and effective dermal treatment that can help improve a wide variety of unique skin concerns. To book an online consultation, call our medical spa in Provo, UT today.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a specialized device with tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. At Xage Medical Spa, we use the SkinPen for all our microneedling sessions. The handheld tool is gently applied to the skin in sections until the entire treatment area has been addressed. The micro-injuries help to prompt the body’s natural rejuvenation process, stimulating collagen and elastin. This procedure can also be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to provide extra regenerative support.
Recovery after microneedling
Over the course of 1 – 2 months, collagen and elastin levels will increase. This will lead to smoother, clearer skin that is silky soft. Many of our patients love their results after their microneedling session and repeat treatments every 4 – 6 weeks to maintain a healthy complexion.
What are the side effects of microneedling?
Since microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment, there are some side effects. These include:
- Mild swelling
How long does redness last?
Xage Medical Spa emphasizes patient-education so that our Provo, UT clients can understand their treatments and make well-informed decisions regarding their skin health. While we review what to expect after your microneedling treatment (in detail) during your initial consultation, many patients are still surprised by the redness they experience afterward. Not all patients are the same, and every skin is unique. Some patients may experience more redness over others, especially those who apply PRP topically to their skin since it will have small traces of red blood cells. Redness is the most common side effect of microneedling, but it usually dissipates within 24 – 48 hours after your session. In some patients, mild redness can last up to four days.
How do you calm the redness after microneedling?
The best way to reduce redness after a microneedling treatment is to use over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. Redness can also be eased with a cold compress. If PRP is incorporated as an injectable treatment, it can actually aid in decreasing redness after microneedling since it’s delivered directly into the deep layers of the skin to speed up healing.
What is microneedling good for?
Microneedling may be an excellent option for men and women who want to address:
- Acne scars
- Large pores
- Sun damage
- Brown spots
How do I know if microneedling is right for me?
The best way to determine if microneedling with or without PRP is right for you is to book an appointment with a skin care professional, like Dr. Porter. During a private consultation, he can examine your skin and assess your unique concerns to see if this therapy is ideal for you. He can also go over the other nonsurgical aesthetic treatments we offer at our medical spa that can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
Boost your radiance with microneedling in Provo, UT
To learn more about microneedling, call Xage Medical Spa in Provo, UT today. Our medical spa team will be happy to set up an appointment for you to meet with board-certified physician Dr. Stuart B. Porter to discuss your skin concerns. We look forward to serving you.