Microneedling is a popular, minimally-invasive aesthetic treatment. It can give your skin a healthy glow and smoother feel without the need for cosmetic surgery.
One of the most common questions among patients considering microneedling is how often they’ll need to receive the treatment. Here, we’ll discuss how long you can expect the improvement from microneedling to last and provide innovative alternatives for those seeking long-term results.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that involves pricking the surface of the skin with tiny, sterilized needles. This process stimulates the skin’s natural repair process, which in turn increases the production of collagen. As the skin produces more of this protein from microneedling treatment, the appearance of imperfections including enlarged pores, wrinkles, and acne scarring is diminished.
How Long Does Microneedling Last?
While microneedling can provide a noticeable improvement to the look and feel of the skin, the results typically only last a few months. Patients usually need to schedule microneedling treatments once per month to keep up with the results of this treatment.
Microneedling with PRP
When microneedling is combined with PRP or platelet-rich plasma, it can provide enhanced and lasting results when compared to traditional microneedling. The Bellus Pen Microneedling PRP system uses PRP derived from your own blood. In combination with the Skin Pen, which creates micro-punctures in the skin, PRP promotes healing to reduce the appearance of acne scars and fine lines. Typically, patients need two to three treatments to see the full results of microneedling with PRP.
For patients seeking a lasting improvement to their appearance, Morpheus8 is a better fit. This advanced treatment can improve the appearance of deep wrinkles, creases, and acne scars, as well as sagging skin, sun damage, and stretch marks.
Morpheus8 is a microneedling treatment that incorporates fractionated radiofrequency energy for dramatic, longer-lasting results. During this treatment, RF energy is delivered beneath the skin through a matrix of micropins. This process heats the deep skin tissue to stimulate collagen production and enhance the appearance of the skin’s existing collagen. The results are comparable to those of invasive treatments and severe lasers, which involve much more discomfort and downtime.
The results of Morpheus8 are permanent, although patients may opt to return for a touch-up treatment in five or so years to offset the continuing effects of aging. So, while microneedling requires monthly treatments, you can achieve a major improvement to your skin in a single treatment session with Morpheus8.
To learn more about Morpheus8 or microneedling with PRP, schedule a consultation at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness today!