Microneedling is one of the most popular treatments in plastic surgery today for skin rejuvenation. What can it do for you and why should you believe the hype?
Read on to discover answers to these and other common questions about microneedling therapy:
Can it really make my skin look better?
Yes! Microneedling can provide dramatic results for almost anyone looking for a safe, minimally invasive method to revitalize their appearance—and attain a brighter, smoother, younger-looking complexion.
Can micro needling get rid of my acne scars, enlarged pores, and rough texture of my skin?
Yes, again! In fact, microneedling treatments can be used to treat to these, and a variety of other skin concerns, including damage due to sun exposure and other age-related issues on areas of the face and chest.
Here’s what microneedling treatments can do:
- Smooth wrinkles and deep facial lines
- Reduce acne scarring
- Shrink enlarged pores
- Improve skin texture, tone and color
- Improve sun damage, splotches and hyperpigmentation
How does the procedure work?
Microneedling is a procedure that uses small needles to make “micro-injuries” in the skin that in turn boost the production of elastin and collagen. By stimulating your body’s own natural healing and renewal process, the treatment encourages the creation of new, healthy skin—and correct damage caused by sun, acne or aging.
The growth of elastin and college will cause your skin to become firmer, and smoother, improving fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment process also creates micro-channels that help allow medical grade skin care products to actually reach the deeper layers of skin.
What are treatments like?
Microneedling is fairly quick, minimally invasive, and there is a very short recovery period. You can even drive yourself to the office and back home after treatment.
The procedure is comfortably and safely performed with just topical skin numbing cream. The treatment area will usually be covered with a scab for 48 hours following the procedure. You may also expect some redness, akin to a sunburn. Patients typically take 2-3 days off work after this type of procedure.
After several days, you’ll begin to notice smoother, more radiant and refreshed looking skin. The full benefits become more visible over time. Depending on your particular skin concerns, several sessions may be recommended to achieve optimal results.
Do you really need a plastic surgeon for your microneedling treatment?
Sure, there are plenty of at-home “microneedling” devices and skincare gadgets you can buy. If you want to ensure a safe, truly effective method that helps you achieve the best possible results—a procedure performed by a physician who specializes in facial cosmetic surgery is the way to go. Because, well, the care of your face is important, so it’s sensible to put your face in good hands.
For more information about microneedling or to schedule your treatment, contact my office today!Leave a reply