Exposure to the sun and the aging process gradually takes a toll on our skin. Age spots, lines, wrinkles, and blemishes can really detract from the appearance of the skin and cause you to look older than you really feel. Many patients are looking for ways to minimize these common skin concerns without surgery or extensive downtime. Microneedling is such a procedure that is minimally invasive, but still offers significant results for the visible signs of aging and sun damage.
Medically known as Collagen Induction Therapy, microneedling allows us to target damaged skin and induce controlled micro-channels in it to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin fibers. We are basically tricking your body into repairing the skin to improve fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven texture.
Microneedling is a treatment that offers numerous benefits and advantages over other types of skin rejuvenation treatments. For one, the treatment does not involve the removal of the outer skin layer. Instead, it creates many microscopic channels in the surface of your skin. These tiny channel are virtually invisible to the naked eye.
Microneedling is safe and effective for the treatment of mild to moderate acne scars, loose skin, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, enlarged pores, and age spots.
Candidates for Microneedling
If your skin is suffering from signs of aging or sun damage, chances are that you qualify for a microneedling treatment. If you are currently undergoing a skin infection or acne breakout, you will need to resolve this condition before undergoing a needling session.
A microneedling procedure is quite simple and can normally be performed in under one hour, allowing you to return to your normal activities very quickly. We first numb your skin with a topical solution. Once your skin is completely numb, we move a handheld device over the treatment area in a series of passes, creating numerous micro-channels.
After your treatment is complete, your skin will initiate a healing cascade that involves temporary inflammation and the production of brand new collagen fibers. This new skin will be produced from within lower skin levels and push up to replace old, damaged skin tissue.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you feel that a microneedling treatment would help enhance the appearance of your skin, please take the first step by calling us today to set up your initial consultation.