Located in Tinley Park, IL
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling creates tiny channels that activate your body’s natural healing process, while minimizing damage to cells. As we age, the production of collagen and elastin naturally decreases, resulting in wrinkles, loose skin, and other signs of aging. Microneedling stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin, promoting smoother and firmer skin. This highly effective treatment reduces signs of aging and enhances the appearance of your skin. It can also help minimize stretch marks on your body.
At Trouvaille Med Spa, we offer Vivace and Morpheus 8. Both treatments deliver the rejuvenating benefits of microneedling, however Morpheus 8 penetrates deeper into the layers of the skin, making it suitable for more advanced skin tightening and rejuvenation.
Vivace and Morpheus 8 both have their advantages and may be used separately or in combination, depending on the specific concerns and goals of the patient. One of our aestheticians will gladly help determine which treatment is best suited for your unique needs.
Everyone’s skin is different. Therefore, procedure requirements and results will vary. A Trouvaille Med Spa skin specialist will review with you the goals or achievements you would like to obtain to develop an individual treatment plan for you. We recommend multiple sessions to achieve optimal microneedling results, but you may notice changes after one week. If you have uneven skin tones or fine lines, you may see results after just one procedure. Patients looking to lessen the appearance of acne scars may require several procedures.
After a microneedling treatment, it will feel something like a mild sunburn with some redness, tenderness and possible swelling. There is no real downtime after the procedure. You will be able to return to normal activities immediately and after 24 hours, you can cover any mild side effects with make-up.
FAQs for Microneedling
HOW DOES IT WORK?
SkinPen creates hundreds to thousands of “micro” skin punctures per second to stimulate the skin’s natural wound healing process – inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling – to prompt tissue remodeling without causing scar tissue formation. Most patients can return to normal activities within 24 hours.
IS MICRONEEDLING PAINFUL?
Prior to the treatment, numbing cream can be applied to minimize pain that is felt during the procedure.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
SkinPen® micro needling procedures are brief. This procedure is gentler than most alternatives, so it may take more than one session to achieve optimal results. Results may become visible after one procedure. It is recommended that appointments are scheduled about a month apart, to give the skin time to rest and heal in between.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME AFTER MICRONEEDLING?
Inflammation of the skin is very temporary and reduces greatly within a few hours. It may remain slightly pink for up to 48 hours after treatment.