Microneedling is a revolutionary skin rejuvenation procedure that is taking the cosmetic treatment industry by storm. This non-surgical treatment stimulates the body’s own healing process, creating skin that is smoother, firmer and more youthful. The staff at Incredible Veins Skin & Body now offers microneedling for our patients looking for quick, effective skin rejuvenation and we have five good reasons to consider this treatment for your next cosmetic procedure.
Advantage of Collagen and Elastin
The primary purpose of microneedling is to stimulate the body’s own production of collagen and elastin. These substances provide support to the underlying skin structure that is necessary for a firm, smooth skin texture. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, which is why we begin to see skin sagging and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Multiple Concerns in One Treatment
Microneedling is a multi-purpose treatment that can address a host of concerns in a single procedure, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Shallow scarring
- Hyperpigmentation and age spots
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
- Acne and rosacea
Better Penetration of Topical Solutions
Microneedling utilizes fine needles to penetrate the surface of the skin and create micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s own healing response. In addition, those micro-channels allow for better penetration of topical serums, allowing them to get beneath the skin’s surface where they can offer the greatest benefit. Topical solutions can be geared to specific skin concerns, simply be varying the specific formulation used.
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves little or no discomfort and downtime. Skin is usually red for a day or two after the procedure, but patients usually find their complexion returns to normal within 2-4 days. Some patients even see complete healing within 24 hours, making this an excellent procedure to have on a Friday afternoon and allowing you to be back in the office by Monday morning.
While microneedling is not a permanent cosmetic procedure, it can offer long-lasting results. Some patients will require a series of treatment sessions, spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart, to achieve desired results. Once those aesthetic goals are met, touch-up treatments may be needed every 6-12 months. With long-lasting benefits, many patients are turning to microneedling over more temporary procedures like chemical peels and injectable treatments.
The staff at Incredible Veins Skin & Body is pleased to announce the addition of microneedling to our practice, using the state-of-the-art Eclipse Micropen. To learn more about this skin rejuvenation treatment, contact a member of our team at 818-446-2995.