When the skin is given an incentive to heal itself and produce healthier cells, no additional treatment is necessary. That’s the idea behind microneedling. Also known as collagen induction therapy, micro needling is a simple means to stimulate healthy skin growth. It can improve a variety of conditions including stretch marks, blemishes, age spots, scarring, and even melasma.
We get a lot of questions from our clients regarding the safety of this treatment After all, the treatment involves the creation of tiny channels in the skin. However, these micro-openings are very tiny, and the treatment actually results in smoother, suppler skin because of the accelerated healing process and the increase in the amount of collagen in the skin layers. The benefits are many.
Candidates for Treatment
Mature adults who are experiencing visible signs of aging will want to consult with us about this treatment. The most common problems are small discolorations that are becoming more noticeable. Freckles, acne scars, injury scars, and fine wrinkles such as marionette lines and crow’s feet can be treated with microneedling.
Moderate sagging can also be treated via the creation of these tiny channels. The sagging is due to a lack of subdermal support and a decrease in the amount of collagen and elastin in the skin layers. Microneedling can help with this.
How It’s Performed
A special instrument is used to puncture the skin to a depth of about two millimeters. The body responds to these tiny punctures by rushing nutrients to the site. The openings fill with liquid scar tissue and nutrients, and they quickly heal. The new skin cells are healthier than what they are replacing. The remodeling process continues for weeks following the last treatment. Over the following months, the skin continues to smooth out, and wrinkles become far less visible. Blemishes fade away over time.
Long-Term Benefits of Microneedling
The biggest and most important benefit is the ease with which the procedure is performed. It can be completed in the comfort of our office, so it’s easy to schedule around the client’s other activities. No skin is ablated. The creation of the tiny channels simply pushes the affected tissue to the side. No chemicals are used, so microneedling can’t cause bleaching of the skin.
You can reverse the visual signs of aging without the need for surgery or harsh skin resurfacing. To learn more about microneedling and its long-term benefits, contact us today and schedule an appointment in Cedar Park or Georgetown.