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How Microneedling Naturally Tightens Sagging Skin

How Microneedling Naturally Tightens Sagging Skin

What is the largest organ of the human body that accounts for 15% of your weight? If you guessed skin, you’re correct.

Your skin has a crucial function in protecting your body’s internal organs and helping regulate your body temperature. As your protectant layer, your skin is also exposed to toxins and sun exposure daily. We start to see changes in our skin as we get older like wrinkles, large pores, and sagging skin.

Do you wish to turn back the clock on your reflection without going under the knife? Microneedling is a minimally invasive way to tone and tighten your skin. At Texas Wellness Clinic, we offer microneedling to patients in Richmond, Texas, who want to improve their skin for a dewy, picture-perfect complexion.

Introduction: What is microneedling and how does it work?

Microneedling is a safe skin treatment that makes permanent, visible skin changes. The procedure uses a handheld tool, called a dermaroller, containing tiny, sterile needles to gently remove the top layer of skin, stimulating the collagen and elastin to improve texture and firmness.

Microneedling provides radiant results, including:

This treatment can be used on all areas of the face, neck, and chest to help reduce age-related skin concerns.

The benefits of microneedling for tightening sagging skin

One of the most noticeable signs of age is sagging skin. As we get older, collagen and elastin decline leading to droopy-looking skin. 

Microneedling is one of the best ways to noticeably improve your skin’s texture, making it tighter and more radiant than ever before. By creating tiny punctures in the skin, microneedling encourages your body’s natural healing process to produce new collagen and elastin fibers, which can help improve your skin’s overall texture and appearance.

What you need to know before treatment

Microneedling is a safe treatment that provides beautiful results with minimal side effects. Before you undergo any treatment, it’s important to know what to expect. Here are some tips:

Multiple treatments provide the best results

Even though you’ll notice an improvement in your skin after one treatment, most patients need three to six treatments to get noticeably younger-looking skin. Most microneedling treatments take about 30 minutes, and the full results take a month to appear as new collagen is formed.

Avoid unprotected sun exposure and laser treatments 

Stay away from unprotected sun exposure for two weeks before your microneedling treatment. If you must be in the sun, wear an SPF 50 or greater, and wear a hat or protective clothing when possible. 

Do not undergo any intense pulsed light (IPL) or laser treatments for at least two weeks leading up to your appointment. It’s better safe than sorry—always check with your laser technician or us before scheduling other skin treatments.

Expect a recovery period of one to three days

Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that many people consider a “lunchtime” procedure. Although you can return to work following your treatment, your skin will experience redness and mild discomfort. Makeup should be avoided for 24 hours, so if you do not feel comfortable working under these circumstances, it’s best to schedule your appointment on the weekend. 

Most people experience a “sunburn-like” sensation for one to three days afterward. Some people may experience slight bruising and discomfort, which can be relieved with an over-the-counter painkiller. Depending on the nature of your skin, side effects may last for a week.

No exercise for 48 hours

It’s important to avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours following your microneedling session. Exercising causes your body to sweat and can provide a breeding ground for bacteria, while further irritating and swelling your skin. Make sure to avoid jacuzzis, saunas, and any other sweat-inducing activity.

Tighten your aging skin today. Call 361-298-3362 to schedule your microneedling consultation, or book online.

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