You might have seen microneedling on Instagram. The benefits of microneedling are aplenty. But can it really make your skin look better? What does it actually do?
Do the Benefits of Microneedling Involve Treating Sun Damaged Skin?
Yes, microneedling can make your skin look refreshed. It also treats damaged skin from sun exposure. It can tighten wrinkles while it makes acne scars less conspicuous. How does it work exactly?
How Does Microneedling Work?
This procedure is also known as collagen induction therapy. It involves a fine needle roller or a pen device to create holes in your skin. After the procedure, skin cream is applied to facilitate healing of the skin. The hole creation opens up the skin with tiny tears to promote collagen production. It fills in and smooths out wrinkles and fine lines.
Does It Treat Any Skin Condition?
Microneedling not only treats wrinkled skin but also improves acne scars. It is one of the reasons this procedure is commonly used on the face. However, it is not limited to the face because your doctor can use it on other parts of your body. For instance, it can smooth out your thighs or alleviate stomach stretch marks. Furthermore, it can rejuvenate your skin. However, it is important to note that this procedure does not guarantee that your damaged skin will look perfect again.
When to See the Results of Microneedling?
The process creates micro-wounds in your skin so your body responds to those “induced injuries” right away. Your body increases blood flow to heal the wounded area. As a result, it makes your skin look fresher after treatment. You will see your skin continue to improve after the procedure. Your body continues to produce more collagen and elasticity to treat the affected areas. Generally, you will see full results between four and six weeks. Hence, before you complain to your doctor, make sure that you allow more than a month to see the results you want to experience. Allow your body to continue producing collagen and elastin.
How Quick is this Treatment?
It is a quick treatment that only takes about half an hour to complete. However, the duration depends on how large the area needs to be treated. If this procedure is done on your face, then it can only take less than 30 minutes to complete. But if microneedling is used to treat larger areas of your body, then expect a longer duration.
What Other Conditions Can this Procedure Treat?
This type of treatment is commonly used to rejuvenate facial skin. However, other conditions can also be treated. For instance, if you have alopecia, your doctor may recommend this procedure. Hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, large pores, and fine lines may also be treated with microneedling.
How many sessions do you need to obtain the benefits of microneedling? It depends on the area to be treated. The only way to find out is to consult with a cosmetic surgeon. Contact us at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery to know the details about this procedure: (631) 470-9650.
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