Gradual and progressive results leaving your skin smooth and clear
Do you wish to regain your youthful beauty? Microneedling is a non-surgical and natural method for skin rejuvenation. Age and pollution damage your skin over a period of time and Microneedling is a state-of-the-art cosmetic treatment that is designed to help you rejuvenate and heal your damaged skin. At CaTara Medical Spa, we have years of experience in delivering microneedling treatments. Contact us to schedule a consultation.
Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that offers immense benefits to the patient that receives it. The procedure involves using a pen-like device with tiny needles (0.5 mm to 2 mm) inside, to make tiny punctures on your skin. This stimulates collagen and elastin production.
A therapeutic procedure you will really benefit from
Collagen is responsible for the volume on your face, while elastin is responsible for the texture of your skin. Collagen repairs the old and damaged facial tissues, plumping up your face and giving it a more defined shape. In fact, this is what helps naturally fill in the acne scars, depressions, and marks on your face and neck.
The elastin stimulates the growth of new skin cells, which make your skin younger, healthier, smoother, tighter and brighter. This can give you that youthful appearance you’ve always wanted. The tiny punctures also increase blood flow in your face, giving you an ethereal glow. After the treatment, you’ll look and feel younger. Contrary to how it looks, microneedling doesn’t really hurt. We apply a numbing agent to your skin to make the procedure more comfortable. Since the needle pricks are very shallow – near the surface of the skin – you’ll hardly feel them.
What does microneedling treat?
Microneedling is a one-size-fits-all treatment for a variety of conditions. Some of the issues you can easily address with this procedure are:
- Wrinkles & fine lines
- Dark spots
- Acne scars & illness-related scars
- Stretch marks
- Age-related facial dullness
- Loose skin
How to prepare for the procedure
The microneedling procedure is done in-office. First, your provider will conduct a thorough assessment of your skin to identify your skin sensitivities and your treatment requirements. If you have a skin infection or a serious dermatological condition, we will advise you if this treatment is right for you or not.
Once all the checks are complete, the numbing gel will be applied to your face and the treatment will begin.
Recovering after microneedling
The entire procedure takes just about 30 to 45 minutes. Once completed, you may notice minor swelling, redness, and tenderness. There may be minor bleeding. Don’t worry. The bleeding will stop immediately once the treatment finishes. The other after-effects will reduce in a few hours. We will coat your face with a saline solution or a hyaluronic acid gel to reduce the inflammation.
You will initially notice a glow right after the treatment. Over the course of the next few weeks, you will see a dramatic difference in the quality and youthfulness of your skin. We recommend that you avoid using cosmetics for the first day or two. Wash your face with skin-friendly face wash and hydrate it with SPF moisturizer.
Microneedling at CaTara Medical Spa
Our staff at CaTara Medical Spa can advise you on repeating treatments and will work with you every step of the way to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Please feel free to contact us for more information. You can also visit our offices in the Chicago Gold Coast neighborhood or Historic Downtown Algonquin for an appointment.