Thursday , March 4 2021

Microneedling Leaves Skin Feeling Healthy, Looking Rejuvenated

Microneedling Leaves Skin Feeling  Healthy, Looking RejuvenatedMicroneedling has taken the world by storm in recent years (even though it has been around for over 50 years). Traditionally, it was a go-to therapy for dermatologists treating facial scars, but its popularity skyrocketed when medical spas nationwide began expanding its use to include a host of skin renewal and anti-aging benefits. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive, non-surgical, skin revitalization treatment employing specialized mechanical devices (a dermaroller or dermapen) equipped with short, delicate, surgical-grade needles. The tiny holes from the needles create microchannels that stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities, triggering the production of fresh collagen and elastin to rejuvenate aging skin and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and pores.
Microneedling can help anyone diminish the visual impact of scars on the face, neck, or torso (from acne to chicken pox). The treatment can also renew and smooth out the skin of people who have developed blotchy hyperpigmentation, for example from stretch marks. What about tattoos, you ask? Microneedling is now being used before and after laser tattoo removal to reduce the number of laser sessions needed and to diminish the appearance of any hypo- or hyperpigmented scars left over after treatment. Microneedling is suitable for all skin colors, types and tones, and can improve the skin anywhere it has been damaged or scarred. Many people prefer it over laser treatment as there is no risk of burning.
The specially-designed handheld device uses fine needles to generate hundreds of tiny, imperceptible superficial puncture wounds in the skin. If that doesn’t sound too appealing, not to worry, the process is virtually painless and extremely effective. The minuscule punctures create micro-
channels 0.2 millimeters to 3.0 millimeters in depth and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin allowing the body to auto-heal skin damage and defects. A typical microneedling session lasts less than 30-minutes and involves almost zero downtime. You may experience some skin redness afterward which will generally disappear in a day or two.
Microneedling is not a one-and-done affair. The exact number of sessions you’ll need will depend on your skin condition. Typically, two to four treatments (four to six weeks apart) are required to tackle moderate problems, and multiple treatments may be needed for more severe scars or stretch marks. Your medical aesthetician will determine how many sessions you need, based on your medical and cosmetic history.
You’ll be able to see progress after your first treatment. However, the effects of microneedling are cumulative with the full impacts gradually seen over a few months and with each successive session adding to your skin’s development. Studies have confirmed microneedling has a positive effect on atrophic facial scars, and in the treatment of chronic skin disorders involving dark, blotchy pigmentation on the face. Microneedling can reduce the aesthetic effects of fine lines, age spots, enlarged pores, stretch marks, and wrinkles. It consistently provides patients with a more youthful complexion, enhanced tautness, revitalized texture, and radiant skin. If you’d like to learn more about how microneedling can help you stave off the effects of aging, contact us to schedule your complimentary skin care consultation with one of our Licensed Medical Aestheticians.
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