Microneedling with Hyaluronic Acid

Microneedling with Hyaluronic Acid

Microneedling is used to improve skin tone and texture, treating the appearance of scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, and pigmentation marks. This is a non-invasive treatment that involves using a device to create tiny holes in the skin’s surface, followed by the application of a topical product directly onto the surface for a deeper level of absorption and penetration into the skin.

Microneedling paired with hyaluronic acid, a powerful moisture binding ingredient, provides the benefit of adding plumpness and hydration into the skin. It also prevents visible signs of aging

What Is Microneedling with Hyaluronic Acid?

Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), uses the skin’s ability to heal itself by puncturing the dermis of the skin with a microscopic needle, triggering the production of new collagen.

Microneedling is suitable for all skin types and colors. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in your body that binds to and absorbs water, and gives a fullness and plumpness to the skin. Since your body makes less of hyaluronic acid as you get older, adding this topical to your microneedling treatment increases hydration to absorb into the skin, and increases the skin’s ability to utilize these nutrients, leading to plump, smooth, and youthful skin results. 

What Results Can I Expect With Microneedling With Hyaluronic Acid?

Microneedling has proven to be an effective procedure on its own, but studies show that the results can be optimized when paired with special products and serums such as hyaluronic acid.

The microneedling process opens up the skin and allows it to better absorb products into a deeper level of the skin. Hyaluronic acid when absorbed into the skin after microneedling, can aid in adding volume and providing nourishing hyaluronic acid to the skin. When paired with micro-needling, the repair process begins almost immediately resulting in softened wrinkles and scars, as well as a thicker dermis.

What Should I Expect During Treatment?

A Vitalogy Medical Spa provider will have an in-depth consultation with you to understand your concerns, goals, and determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs.

During preparation, a topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area. Once the microneedling process is performed, the hyaluronic acid is applied topically during the treatment to better access the deeper layers of your skin. The application of hyaluronic acid not only hydrates the skin, but it also nourishes and helps to revitalize the skin.

After your treatment, you will be provided with post-care instructions and should be able to resume your normal activities the following day.

What Areas Can Be Treated With Hyaluronic Acid?

The best and most common areas for treatment are:

  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Decollete (Low neckline)
  • Face

Is There Any Downtime With Microneedling With Hyaluronic Acid?

Recovery time is minimal, but it is best to allow yourself time to heal. Patients are normally able to resume back to normal activities the next day.

You may experience mild redness, bruising, and/or swelling at the injection site/s. Swelling usually resolves in 24-48 hours, and bruising can last up to two weeks for some patients.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Results vary per patient, but you will notice improvement with a single procedure. Some patients may only need one treatment, but on average you will need 2-3 treatments approximately 6-8 weeks apart for optimal results. It is recommended to repeat the treatment once a year for maintenance and yearly rejuvenation.

To determine if Microneedling with Hyaluronic Acid is the right treatment for you, make an appointment with a Vitalogy Medical Spa Aesthetician today in the Greater Austin area.

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