One of the most popular modern facial treatments available to patients who want better looking skin is called microneedling. This procedure, sometimes called collagen induction therapy, helps patients fight the effects of aging on their skin and it also gets rid of some unwanted marks. Stimulation of the cells in the skin can generate new cells that freshen your appearance without the need for plastic surgery. Learn more about the pros of getting this treatment at Nuderma Health & Med Spa.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin therapy that helps patients with wrinkles, lines, large pores, and other facial imperfections. A tool called a dermapen puts hundreds of microscopic holes in the skin. The holes cause the production of new collagen in the skin, which heals the skin while making it look smoother and younger. Microneedling also reduces the appearance of scars or dark marks on the face.
The Microneedling Procedure
This procedure uses a sterilized microneedling device that vibrates several hundred times per minute. The depth is adjustable for customized precision in sensitive areas such as around the eyes and nose, as well as in spots that require extra attention, such as scars. The microneedling device is passed over the treatment area several times, creating thousands of tiny punctures.
Your skin may look and feel slightly inflamed immediately following your procedure. However, no downtime is necessary, and you can return to your normal routine the following day, taking special care to avoid direct sun exposure
Is it a one-time treatment?
The collagen induction process is managed in very small, virtually microscopic, stages – essentially baby steps. Our doctor and staff will assess the current condition and the desired goals and determine how many treatment sessions are indicated. Carried out in a sterile office environment for patient safety, mild cases may only require 2-3 microneedling treatments. Where damaged skin calls for a greater induction goal, more treatment sessions would be called for. The sessions are normally spaced apart by a few weeks but the desired goals and conditions may mandate a different treatment schedule. There is no single non surgical procedure or cookie-cutter process in this arena. We assess each patient’s needs and treat individual to find the solution and program that fits their needs.
Microneedling safely works on all skin types and colors. You may benefit from microneedling if you have slight to moderate skin issues, like rough skin texture or low elasticity. Microneedling treatments can also reduce the appearance of scars, sun damage, stretch marks, and pores. You should be willing to wait a while before seeing the results of your microneedling treatment since the collagen and elastin will need time to have an effect on the skin, but you will have natural-looking results and gain better overall skin health in treated areas of the face, neck, hands, and chest. This noninvasive treatment requires minimal downtime and is a great option for both anti-aging and acne scar patients.