Confidently display a barefaced glow with the help of microneedling, a minimally invasive procedure designed to boost collagen production. If you’ve struggled to maintain an even complexion and skin texture, learn how you can target and help treat your biggest skin concerns by consulting our team at The Dermatology Clinic.
If you’re dreaming of more firmly toned and smooth skin but aren’t noticing any results after following a consistent skincare routine, microneedling may be right for you. This cosmetic procedure can help address common skin imperfections:
Microneedling is most commonly performed on the face, but can also be used to treat discoloration or stretch marks on the arms, legs, abdomen, and other parts of the body. Because this is a heatless procedure, people with darker skin tones may see better results as opposed to laser treatment, which can lead to pigmentation issues.
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a generally safe procedure for people who are in overall good health. While there are at-home roller tools that can be used to mimic the procedure, scheduling a session with a licensed aesthetician is typically safer and more effective. These devices are hard to clean, and without proper sterilization, you’ll be at higher risk for infection or injury.
Microneedling uses a sterile needle head to create micro-injuries in the skin with little downtime. This stimulates the skin’s self-healing mechanism, which triggers new collagen synthesis in response to these “injuries,” resulting in even and smoother, firmer, and younger-looking new skin. Most patients experience about three to five days of downtime; however, if you plan to return to your daily routine immediately after treatment, use sun protection daily as your skin may be more sensitive to UV exposure.
Microneeding isn’t performed to yield immediate results. The skin takes time to heal, and some irritation may occur after the procedure. For optimal results, multiple sessions may be necessary. Most people notice a difference after four to six treatments. Depending on your aesthetic goals, skin tightening or dermal fillers may help extend the results of treatment.
The board-certified dermatologists and licensed aestheticians at The Dermatology Clinic have helped patients throughout the Baton Rouge area achieve healthy, firmer skin with an array of medical-grade cosmetic treatments. Schedule an appointment to explore your options for rejuvenated and healthier-looking skin.