Microneedling is one of the most effective ways to rejuvenate your skin and improve its appearance. As part of the body’s natural aging process, the skin experiences a loss of collagen and elastin which results in the formation of fine lines, creases, and wrinkles. There are also environmental factors that can contribute to how the skin appears. Spending too many hours in the sun, working in high-stress environments, or even accidents that leave scars can change the appearance of the skin.
For some patients, acne in childhood can lead to scars or uneven skin textures that are hard to cover up. As a nonsurgical alternative to injectables and other treatments, microneedling is the optimal choice for a variety of skin and cosmetic issues.
During your first visit we will determine if microneedling is the right treatment for you by reviewing your medical history and setting goals for the appearance you want to achieve by receiving treatment. This first visit serves as a time for you to get a better understanding of how microneedling works, and to ask us any questions you may have. Once we create an individualized treatment plan that is specific to your physiological makeup and needs, we will begin treatment.
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling involves the use of devices with very thin, short needles that are slowly rolled over the skin by a medical professional. As the needles pass over the skin, they gently poke through the surface, creating micro-tears that are invisible to the eye but help promote the natural regeneration process. Microneedling has a short recovery time, minimal discomfort, and life-changing results which have made it one of the most popular skin treatments available.
What happens after?
Because microneedling is a nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedure, you will be able to return to your everyday routine right away. Your skin may be a bit more sensitive to light and appear pink in color right after your treatment. If you do have some sensitivity, it is important to remember that your skin is in the process of healing itself even if you can't see it. Limiting exposure to direct sunlight and harsh chemicals such as some makeup and foundations will help the healing process go smoothly. Activating the healing process through microneedling encourages your body to drastically increase its collagen and elastin production. The new collagen and elastin that your body produces will be responsible for smoothing out discolored areas, balancing your skin tone, filling in scar indentations, and rejuvenating the surface of your skin.