Your skin appears firm, youthful, and elastic because of your body’s natural collagen and elastin components. However, age and environmental factors minimize the collagen and elastin in your body, leading to wrinkles, dryness, skin laxity, and other problems. Microneedling treatments encourage collagen production, reverse signs of aging, and restore youthful skin.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a nonsurgical treatment that uses microneedles to encourage collagen and elastin production. The procedure involves making micro-injuries on the skin’s surface with ultra-fine microneedles. The superficial and controlled damage activates your body’s natural healing processes, leading to collagen and elastin production.

Collagen fibers are the skin’s structural frameworks, holding your skin upright against the force of gravity. Elastin makes your skin appear hydrated and elastic. When your body senses the micro-injuries made by the microneedles, it encourages skin cell regeneration to replace the damaged skin and collagen production. Consequently, the new skin cells that replace the older skin cells appear youthful, vibrant, smooth, and firm.

What Can Microneedling Accomplish?

Microneedling addresses most skin concerns because it boosts skin cell regeneration and collagen production. The new skin cells replace the damaged skin cells, removing all the surface-level irregularities, such as acne scars and pigmented spots. The collagen fibers reverse skin laxity and wrinkles, giving you smooth and firm skin. The following is an overview of the skin concerns that microneedling treats:

  • Irregular skin texture
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Brown spots
  • Age spots and sunspots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sagging skin tissues
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne scars

Benefits of Microneedling

  • Nonsurgical treatment
  • No pain and discomfort
  • Controlled and personalized treatment
  • Activates your body’s natural response
  • Long-lasting results
  • No downtime

Are You a Candidate for Microneedling?

You’re the ideal candidate for a microneedling if you have minor textural irregularities on your skin or early signs of aging, such as wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation, scars, uneven skin tone, etc. Unlike several other skin rejuvenation techniques, microneedling is perfectly safe for all skin types, including darker skin tones. However, you should avoid the treatment if you have open wounds, have had radiation treatment recently, are pregnant, or breastfeeding. Microneedling is also inadvisable for people with sensitive skin.

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Microneedling Overview

The microneedling procedure starts with an initial consultation. The skincare expert carefully examines your skin concerns and discusses your goals to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure. If you have extremely sensitive skin, they might advise against microneedling and recommend other treatment modalities for your unique needs. The aesthetician also creates a skin profile to curate the treatment plan.

During the microneedling procedure, the doctor creates micro-injuries on your skin’s surface at a depth of 0.1-0.25”, barely causing any pain. The micro-injuries activate your body’s natural healing response to induce collagen and elastin production. The procedure concludes within 20 to 45 minutes, depending on the number of treatment spots and their size. You might have dry and flaking skin for 2 to 7 days after the treatment, but that’s an indication that the older skin cells are dying away to be replaced by newer and younger skin cells.

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If you have textural irregularities or other skin concerns, please schedule a consultation for a microneedling treatment with our skilled esthetician. Our microneedling sessions are specifically designed to address your unique skin type and concerns to ensure optimal, natural results.

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