Microneedling is a popular cosmetic treatment that aims to smooth out wrinkles and other textural imperfections by boosting your body’s collagen and elastin production. But microneedling has come a long way since its inception in 1995.
At Trouvaille Med Spa, we offer a variety of skin rejuvenation and collagen induction therapies to take your microneedling treatments to the next level.
Keep reading to learn how our team can help you get the most out of your microneedling treatment sessions.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling involves the use of tiny sterilized needles that repeatedly puncture your skin.
The needles create many micro-injuries and channels just beneath your skin, triggering your body’s regular healing response. Your body’s collagen and elastin production are increased to help heal the injuries and give you smoother skin, a more even complexion, and a revitalized glow.
How Can the Effects of Microneedling Be Enhanced?
Although you can achieve significant results with several sessions of traditional microneedling, the effects of microneedling can be enhanced when paired with other skin therapies.
Radiofrequency technology and platelet-rich plasma are the most popular ways to enhance microneedling treatments. You can learn more about each of these methods below.
Radiofrequency-assisted microneedling, also known as RF microneedling, combines the traditional microneedling methods with RF technology. During RF microneedling, the device that penetrates the skin also delivers pulses of RF energy to further stimulate collagen production.
As a result of the added energy pulses, RF microneedling tends to be better at tightening loose skin than traditional microneedling.
RF Microneedling with PRP Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, therapy, adds an extra step to the microneedling treatment. First, we draw a small amount of blood from a vein in your arm. Then, platelet-rich plasma is extracted from the blood and applied to your skin during the needling process.
The plasma in your blood is packed full of vital proteins, minerals, and vitamins that aid in your body’s regenerative process and boost microneedling’s rejuvenating properties. This not only gives you faster results but also makes your results more powerful.
PRP therapy also helps keep your skin hydrated and nourished as it heals.
What Are the Benefits of RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling, with or without PRP therapy, comes with distinct advantages over other skin rejuvenation treatments, such as creams and serums, fillers, and invasive surgical procedures.
Significant Results Can Be Achieved
It usually takes multiple treatment sessions of RF microneedling to see the full effects you desire, but if you stick with the treatment plan we come up with, the difference can be like night and day.
Once your skin fully heals, the new layer of skin that your body has created looks and feels significantly smoother and more even. And since your body’s natural collagen and elastin production increase with RF microneedling, the results you achieve are long-lasting.
Treatment Is Versatile
RF microneedling is extremely versatile and can be used to treat a wide range of skin concerns, including the following:
- Fine lines
- Dull complexion
- Sagging skin
- Uneven skin tone or texture
- Crepey skin
- Acne scars
- Enlarged pores
At Trouvaille Med Spa, we can personalize the depth of treatment based on what concerns we are addressing. For example, deep acne scarring requires treatment that penetrates to a deeper level than what is needed to address a dull complexion.
Treatment Is Convenient
RF microneedling is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that requires very little of your time. In fact, the consultation is usually longer than the actual treatment. Treatment sessions typically last for no more than 20 minutes, so it’s easy to make time for follow-up treatments without completely rearranging your calendar.
Since RF microneedling requires very little downtime, it is much more convenient than surgical options that achieve similar results. Microneedling just requires a little more time to see the full results compared to some surgical intervention methods.
What to Expect from Microneedling at Trouvaille Med Spa
At Trouvaille Med Spa, we offer treatment sessions with multiple microneedling devices.
We’ll Gently Smooth and Resurface with Rejuvapen
Rejuvapen is a handheld microneedling device that uses basic needling techniques to increase blood circulation and start the healing process in the treated areas. Before treatment, a topical anesthetic is applied to minimize any discomfort during and after treatment.
The Rejuvapen is then slowly moved across the areas of your face that are being treated while the tiny needles go to work on your skin.
Treatment with the Rejuvapen can be adjusted to depths between 0.1 mm and 2.5 mm, so we are able to target precise layers of skin.
We Provide Professional RF Microneedling with Pixel 8
Microneedling sessions with the Pixel 8 device marries microneedling techniques with RF energy. During treatment, the device delivers RF energy bursts below your skin to stimulate enhanced collagen production. As a result, your body produces more collagen than with microneedling alone.
Pixel 8 offers a high degree of precision and control, with adjustable energy levels and needle depths that penetrate between 0.5 mm and 3.5 mm below the surface of the skin.
Microneedling with Pixel 8 can also be combined with PRP therapy for enhanced results.
Get Started Today in Bourbonnais, IL
At Trouvaille Med Spa, our experts will help you determine which form of microneedling is best for you and how many treatment sessions you’ll need based on what concerns you’re hoping to address and the current condition of your skin.
If you’re ready to take control of your skin texture, give us a call today to schedule your consultation.