As microneedling grows in popularity within the cosmetic industry, many patients are deciding to use this treatment to help repair the collagen produced in the skin, giving them a healthier, firmer, and more youthful look. While Botox is not new the the industry, patients are learning that using both microneedling and Botox together helps them to not only achieve the glowing skin they’ve always wanted, but are also noticing that when used together, microneedling can reduce the frequency of Botox injections needed to maintain desired results.
Botox, also known as anti-wrinkle injections, uses injections of botulinum toxin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs aging. Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or blocking nerves, thus allowing the filler to plump the skin in the areas of the injection site. Some of the side effects you may experience are mild pain, swelling, and bruising near the injection site.
Microneedling is an exciting, newer skin treatment in the industry, also known as collagen inducement therapy. Using either a microneedling pen or roller, the dermatologist will puncture tiny holes in the skin, prompting the skin to stimulate collagen production, which then fills in fine lines, plumping the skin, and contributing to an overall youthful look. With microneedling you will experience facial redness after the procedure and some facial peeling which will help expose your refreshed skin.
Microneedling can stimulate up to 140% of collagen thickening over 6 treatments, when combined with Environ Vitamin A, C, and E used daily. Thus, when using microneedling in conjunction with Botox, your skin will begin to tighten, and you’ll notice a reduction in wrinkles. You may find that there will be a prolonged amount of time between your Botox treatments or even a lowering Botox dosage due to the results of microneedling.
If you’re in the South Bay area and would like to learn more about Botox, microneedling, and how to decide the most appropriate treatment for your needs, contact Skin365 today! Our award-winning medical spa has treated customers from across the country for years, offering the highest levels of professionalism, skin care expertise, and comfort to every client.