It’s not easy to look in the mirror and only see fine lines, wrinkles, and the inevitable signs of aging. While you can’t stop the process of getting older, you can minimize the way it makes your skin look and feel.
The team at Radiant Dermatology is skillfully trained in helping people reverse the signs of aging through a treatment called “microneedling.” It’s gotten popular in the last few years when celebrities boasted their glowing, radiant skin.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a nonsurgical procedure performed on people who want to remove some visible signs of aging. It’s performed by piercing the top layer of skin with ultrathin needles. Your body detects this tiny prick as an injury and rushes collagen, elastin, and new cells to the “wound.” These internal cells help regrow the skin and give the person a healthy glow. This is why the procedure is often referred to as collagen induction therapy.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling is great for making your skin look plump and youthful, but there are a lot of other amazing benefits for getting this done.
Scars from accidents or acne can get reduced by microneedling. This breaks down the scar tissue and increases collagen production around that area. With a few sessions of microneedling, elasticity and hydration is restored to the scar tissue and make them appear less visible.
As you age, collagen and elastin production naturally decreases. That’s why aging wrinkles and fine lines show up more as you age. Microneedling triggers your body’s ability to “heal” by generating more collagen and elastin in the treatment areas.
Treat Sun Spots
Microneedling can be helpful in lightening and reversing dark spots caused by sun damage. Collagen production and restoring the skin cells help brighten your skin.
Facts About Microneedling
How Long is Recovery?
After the treatment, you may notice your skin is a bit red, like a minor sunburn. This will fade in 2-3 days. The total healing time will depend on the patient’s skin, but there is no downtime needed to completely recover.
When Will I See Results?
About a week after the treatment, you’ll notice improvements to your skin’s texture and tone. Between 4-6 weeks, you will notice the formation of new collagen. You’ll notice that pores look smaller, your skin texture is smoother, and skin tone is more even. It’s expected that you will continue to see results for months following the treatment, as collagen continues to be produced.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients receive a series of 3-6 treatments, every 4-6 weeks. For agressive signs of aging, more sessions may be recommending. To maintain a healthy, natural-looking glow, we recommend coming in for a session every 6-12 months after your initial series.
Ready for Youthful, Radiant Skin?
If you have tried creams and serums for your skin to reverse the signs of aging and nothing has worked, visit Radiant Dermatology for a skin consultation. We’ll assess your skin and give you the best recommendations based on your wants and needs.