For those looking for a minimally invasive solution to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pores, microneedling may be a good fit. This process targets deep into the skin’s layers to stimulate the production of collagen. In addition to reducing fine lines, it may also help minimize stretch marks, acne scars, and rosacea. At The Dermatology Clinic, our team of dermatologists and aestheticians can help you determine if microneedling is right for you.
Microneedling uses a device with multiple small needles to make tiny microscopic punctures in the skin. As a result, your body triggers a healing response that produces collagen and stimulates circulation. Collagen is a powerful protein that your body naturally produces, which helps cushion joints, support your muscles, and produce firm, supple skin. The procedure can be completed in our office, and the doctor usually applies a topical anesthetic to help reduce pain in the treated area for 30-60 minutes before the procedure. After the procedure, you will likely notice some redness and swelling, which should subside after a few days.
As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which can result in the loss of firmness and the appearance of wrinkles. If you are not seeing your desired results from topical treatments alone, microneedling offers a less invasive solution than cosmetic surgery. In fact, the treatment may also help increase the effectiveness of topical treatments, allowing them to penetrate more deeply into the layers of the skin.
This procedure can be used on any area of the body to reduce the appearance of many different types of concerns, including:
Microneedling is an effective treatment for all skin tones and types. However, we do not recommend this treatment for all patients. This may not be a good fit for you if you are pregnant, have a history of scarring, or have skin diseases like psoriasis or eczema. If you have an open wound at the treatment site or have recently undergone radiation therapy, we do not recommend putting your body under more stress through this procedure.
You may also want to plan your treatment at a time when you can give your skin time to heal. Since patients usually experience a few days of redness and extra skin sensitivity following the procedure, we recommend avoiding sun exposure and applying protective sunscreen while your skin heals.
Microneedling procedures offer many benefits to patients, and we usually recommend multiple appointments to maintain your results. If you’re interested in speaking with a doctor about microneedling, contact The Dermatology Clinic to schedule an appointment. We offer many cosmetic treatments and medical-grade skincare products to help target your aesthetic goals.