Sagging Skin – How To Treat It With Microneedling

Sagging skin or skin laxity is the condition where the skin becomes loose and wrinkled. It’s most commonly seen in older adults, but it can affect anyone. The main causes of skin laxity include aging, sun damage, and genetics.

Skin laxity is usually harmless, but it can sometimes lead to other health problems. For example, if your skin starts to sag too much, it can pull on your muscles and joints, causing pain and stiffness. In addition, sagging skin can trap sweat under the skin, leading to infections and rashes.

To slow down the occurrence of these skin concerns, try to avoid exposing yourself to the sun. Also, wear sunscreen daily on areas exposed and apply moisturiser to your skin every day. As we age though, all of us will deal with some form of skin laxity, so – what can be done about it?

Does Microneedling Improve Skin Laxity?

Yes, microneedling has become increasingly popular over the past few years due to its ability to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. It’s especially useful for treating skin laxity, which refers to sagging skin caused by aging or genetics.

With technology improving significantly over the last few years there are many options available to improve skin laxity. One of these is microneedling, which uses tiny needles to create controlled traumas to the skin. This boosts the production on collagen and elastin in your skin to retexturize, tighten and firm the skin.

Radiofrequency microneedling is an effective treatment for facial and body skin, it gives you some skin rejuvenation with minimal downtime and minimal pain.

Microneedling Can Also Work To Reduce Cellulite

Cellulite is a common problem for women, especially after pregnancy. It’s caused by fat deposits under the skin, you might notice dimpled skin which looks somewhat lumpy.

While diet and exercise are two ways to help with cellulite, there are other methods available to help smooth out the look of cellulite. One of these is microneedling, which uses tiny needles to break down the fat cells.

Microneedling works by creating microtraumas in the skin with the microneedling device, which allow toxins to flow through and flush out the fat cells. The treatment takes place over several sessions and each session lasts between 15 minutes and 30 minutes. Microneedling has proven effective for reducing cellulite, although it doesn’t work for everyone. Some people report feeling slight pain during the procedure, while others experience no discomfort at all.

While microneedling does have its benefits, it’s important to understand that it’s not a permanent solution. Once the treatments stop, the fat cells return to normal size and shape. In addition, the skin becomes thinner and less elastic, making it harder for the body to absorb moisture.

To learn more about Focus Dual microneedling check out our article on the topic.

What Can I Expect After My Microneedling Treatment?

When you first go into the salon for a microneedling treatment, you’ll probably feel some discomfort during the procedure. But don’t worry, this is normal.

Most patients report feeling slightly uncomfortable pinching at the beginning of the procedure. During the procedure you will start to feel warm as your body’s healing response kicks in. In addition the Radio frequency used in the treatment will generate microvibrations in the tissue, resulting in advanced dermal healing. This is a heat treatment hence you will feel warmer during the treatment.

After the procedure, We apply a cold compress to the area and cool the skin. At this point your skin will have redness to it. We then use Dermalux LED light therapy for 30 minutes over the area we have treated, to give you a quicker healing response. You may notice some heat and swelling around the area where the needles were placed. This is normal and will resolve within a week. You will also be given homecare advise to follow for the week after your treatment.

While you wait for the results of your microneedling treatment to appear, you may experience some minor itching. This is caused by the body’s healing response. Try to avoid touching the area and itching. Instead use a cold compress to help eliminate the itching. You may also experience some bruising, but this is temporary and will clear up as your skin heals.

Best Ways To Treat Your Skin After A Microneedling Session?

But what happens after microneedling? How do you treat your skin after a session?

This can depend a little bit on your skin type or skin texture. The Beauty Experts at Ana Harmony will be able to assist you with specific tips and tricks for your skin. You might be suggested one of these two types of products;

Topical Products

After a microneedling procedure, it’s recommended that you apply a topical cream to your skin. These are the products that you might normally put on during your skincare routine. Your skin expert will provide you with the right products to use for best results.

It’s not easy to tell if microneedling will work for you simply using a blog post as a guide!

The beauty experts at Ana Harmony are happy to walk you through the process before your session and will give you advice on the microneedling procedure. 

If you’d like to have a chat about Microneedling or skincare procedures, give us a ring on 01628 298 040 or pop into the salon on the Cookham Road in Maidenhead. 

Ana Harmony

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