Microneedling Specialist

Elevate Medical Spa

Medical Spa located in Petoskey, MI

Whether you have fine lines, hyperpigmentation, or acne scars, microneedling can help you achieve clear, healthy skin. At Elevate Medical Spa in Petoskey, Michigan, Marti Goetz, FNP-C, offers minimally invasive microneedling to repair damaged skin. To learn more about the benefits of microneedling, call Elevate Medical Spa or schedule an appointment online today.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, creates tiny wounds in the skin to trigger your body’s natural healing response. 

During the treatment, Marti inserts very small, thin needles into your skin and creates microscopic wounds. This technique tricks your body into thinking it needs to heal an injury.

When your healing response activates, it releases new collagen and strengthens its existing fibers. Collagen is an essential protein that makes up the connective tissues in your body. It keeps your skin looking plump and youthful. By releasing new collagen, microneedling helps repair damage and tightens aging skin.

The tiny punctures that microneedling creates also allow your skin to absorb serums, creams, and other skin care solutions more effectively than before.

What can microneedling treat?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive solution for a wide range of aging skin concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Acne scars
  • Skin laxity
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Scarring

At Elevate Medical Spa, Marti performs a complete evaluation of your skin to determine whether microneedling is the right treatment for you.

What can I expect from microneedling?

Once you’re comfortable, Marti applies a topical anesthetic to numb your skin. Next, utilizing a  sterilized needle system, the microneedling device is used to create tiny punctures in your skin. 

The entire procedure takes about 60-75 minutes. While microneedling may cause slight discomfort, it should not feel overly painful.

Is there downtime after microneedling?

Most patients recover from microneedling within 24-48 hours. Your skin may be tight and red with small amounts of blood at the pinpoint marks. Many patients experience dryness and redness that resembles a sunburn. 

You should avoid sun exposure and rigorous physical activity while you recover from microneedling.

How many microneedling treatments will I need?

Microneedling is an individualized treatment. At your initial consultation, Marti can evaluate your skin to gauge how many treatments you need to achieve your cosmetic goals. 

In general, most patients need about 3-6 treatments, spaced 2-4 weeks apart, to see visible improvements in the tone and texture of their skin.

To learn more about the microneedling process, call Elevate Medical Spa or schedule an appointment online today.