What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, otherwise known as collagen induction therapy, is a non-surgical and non-ablative skin rejuvenation treatment that restores the surface of your skin. This treatment encourages the production of collagen and elastin in underlying layers of skin tissue. This happens after tiny needles lightly puncture the skin. In addition to the new collagen being formed, capillaries are also formed, which promotes the blood flow needed to treat the most needy of areas. Microneedling is known as one of the least damaging and safest of skin treatments for reclaiming a more youthful glow.
What Can Microneedling Do?
Unlike many facial treatments available, microneedling can be done on other parts of the body besides the face. Other benefits this revitalizing treatment can provide include:
- Rejuvenates the skin and restore an even pigment and texture
- Reduces scars caused by acne
- Fades stretch marks
- Reduces existing fine lines and pronounced wrinkles.
- Removes pigment disorders, such as liver spots, lentigo melasma, and inflammatory pigments.
- Improves skin tightness and elasticity
Anybody, regardless of tone or skin type, can be effectively and safely treated with microneedling. Microneedling is especially beneficial for patients with thin or sensitive skin.
What Happens During Microneedling Treatments?
Each treatment could be as short as a few minutes or as long as an hour, depending on the severity of the problem and the area or areas being treated. Before the procedure, do not apply any topical products to your face or other affected body parts. The dermatologist will apply a topical numbing ointment 15 minutes before the procedure.
During treatment, a specialized device is gently moved across the surface over the affected area multiple times. This works to create tiny micro punctures on the surface that activate a cellular response within skin tissue. Collagen production is also activated which works to tighten and smooth skin.
What Happens After Microneedling?
Patients may experience redness in their skin following treatment, but this will soon subside. Skin rejuvenation can take place as early as two weeks, but long-term results can last as long as six to eight months.
If you are interested in learning more about the many skin rejuvenating benefits of microneedling treatments, reach out to the professionals here at Lively Wellness and Aesthetics located in Odessa,TX. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!