You may have heard of microneedling and are wondering what it treats, how the procedure is performed, and what results can be expected. This process, also known as collagen induction therapy, stimulates healthy skin growth and can effectively reduce many of the visual signs of skin aging. These include brittle and dull appearance, more prominent spotting and hyperpigmentation, and fine wrinkles.
Here’s the Science
The body has an amazing ability to heal itself given the opportunity. The smaller the injury, the easier it is for the body to fix the problem. A special device is used in microneedling which creates hundreds of microscopic openings in the skin. This is enough, however, to get the body to notice. The dermal layers quickly undergo a sort of metamorphosis to create a new epidermal layer. Collagen production increases dramatically. After a few microneedling treatment sessions, spaced apart by a week or so of healing, just about all of the skin surface has been addressed. Over the next couple of months, the skin will appear smoother and wrinkle-free. The healthy skin will look clearer, and areas of hyperpigmentation are far less noticeable.
A typical treatment session can be completed in less than an hour. There’s no at-home follow-up required, and there’s no downtime involved.
Healthier Skin Growth
Even during the intervals between treatments, the skin is undergoing rapid change. The epidermis is formed from below, and the dermal layers are accelerating the production of replacement tissue. Because so much replacement is going on at once, the result is clearer, wrinkle-free skin. The increase in collagen production continues for several months, so after the treatment schedule is completed, the skin becomes even more elastic and firm.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
If you’re tired of the at-home failures and aren’t getting the results you expected from peel treatments, dermabrasion, or resurfacing, consider microneedling as a simple alternative. Learn more by making an appointment with Madonna OBGYN and Medical Spa. At our convenient locations in Rochester and Geneseo, you could be on your way to the healthiest, most youthful facial skin you’ve had since you were a teen. Contact us today to set up your consultation!