Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment option to improve the skin. For safe and effective microneedling, you should see an experienced dermatologist for your treatment.
What is Microneedling?
Also known as collagen-induction therapy, microneedling involves creating tiny puncture wounds in the skin to induce the skin’s healing process. The healing process involves essential components of strong, healthy skin including collagen and elastin production and increased blood flow. The result is skin with improved texture and tone with less noticeable lines and blemishes.
Who is a Candidate for Microneedling?
Common areas that can be treated with microneedling include the face and neck. You might be a candidate for microneedling if you are looking for a non-surgical treatment option to improve the following:
- Lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Acne marks
- Rough texture
Many individuals also choose microneedling to maintain the results of another cosmetic procedure or to prevent common signs of aging such as line and wrinkles.
What to Expect During Treatment
Before your treatment, you can have a numbing solution applied to the skin to increase your comfort. During treatment with microneedling, a small pen-like tool or roller will be used. The tool contains many tiny needles, about 2mm long, and is glided across the skin. As this is happening, the tiny needles create micro-puncture wounds that target the dermis to trigger the body’s natural healing process. The procedure process will take about an hour to complete. It is recommended to attend three to six treatment sessions for maximum improvements. Before leaving your treatment session, you will be provided with at-home skin care products to optimize results and promote healing.
What Happens After Microneedling Treatment?
There is minimal downtime after microneedling with most patients healing in just a few days. During recovery, you might experience some mild swelling and redness like a sunburn. After two to three days, patients can resume wearing makeup but should still avoid overexposure to sunlight.
The results of your microneedling treatment will appear over the course of three to six months. During this time, your skin will go through three stages of healing including inflammation, tissue proliferation, and tissue remodeling. After new, stronger collagen is produced, the skin will be stronger with improved texture and overall appearance.
If you’re interested in improving your skin with microneedling, contact Jupiter Dermatology today.