Microneedling in Des Moines, Iowa
Our face and neck are the areas of our body which are most exposed to the outside elements and are the first to suffer damage. The sun, the wind and air pollutants all wreak havoc on unprotected skin. All these elements cause “aging” of our skin. At Coachlight Clinic & Spa we use Microneedling as a way to fight those elements from aging our skin and to reduce aging that has already taken its’ toll.
At Coachlight Clinic & Spa we offer complimentary skin consultations to determine your skin care needs. The consult often consists of a VISIA Skin Analysis to help determine treatment recommendations.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a process where a specialized hand held device is equipped with a series of small quickly moving needles to create thousands of “micro channels” or holes on the upper layers of the skin. At Coachlight Clinic & Spa we use the SkinPen hand held device for the Microneedling treatment.
What are the benefits of Microneedling?
This procedure stimulates collagen formation which then results in smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and shrinking of the pores. Microneedling also treats acne scars. Microneedling provides your skin with a wonderful youthful glow with minimal downtime. At Coachlight Clinic & Spa we have several treatments to keep you forever young and treat damaged skin. Microneedling is one of several anti-aging options.
How many treatments do I need?
It is best to do 3 to 6 treatments 30 days apart from each other. The number of treatments depends on expected results, age of the patient and how damaged the skin may be.
What should I expect before and after a Microneedling procedure?
Although we do apply a topical numbing cream on the area being treated, some patients may experience mild discomfort during the procedure. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes but the appointment is scheduled for 1 hour to allow for the numbing cream to take effect. Most patients experience some mild swelling for a day and redness for 2 to 4 days after the procedure. The redness can usually be covered by make-up and most patients can return to work with 1 to 3 days after the procedure.
* Individual results may vary.
Photos courtesy of Cathy A. Presnick
View before-and-after pictures of real patients of Dr. David Robbins
Want to learn more? You can also visit the SkinPen website at www.skinpen.com for more information about Microneedling at Coachlight Clinic & Spa.
Please call us at 515-221-9999 for your complimentary VISIA Skin Analysis and your Microneedling treatment today!