Collagen is essential to the structure of our skin. Unfortunately, we all begin to produce less collagen as we age, often resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and other blemishes. For a nonsurgical solution to younger looking skin, you might consider treatment with microneedling to restore your collagen.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling uses tiny needles to create many puncture wounds beyond the surface of the skin. This stimulates the body’s natural healing response, increasing blood flow to the area and filling the micro wounds with new collagen. With this added collagen, the skin becomes stronger to improve fine lines, wrinkles, acne marks, and overall appearance.
Who Should Consider Microneedling?
If you experience signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, age and sun spots, or are looking for overall skin rejuvenation, you could benefit from microneedling. Microneedling is a great option for those with mild signs of aging who are not ready for an invasive procedure like a lift or injectables.
What Happens During Microneedling?
To begin the microneedling process, the skin will be cleansed and prepped for treatment. Your aesthetician will then use a small handpiece containing many needles that will be glided across the skin. Certain areas that are more prone to wrinkles like around the mouth might need a second pass with the microneedler to receive added benefits. Patients describe this process as a scratching sensation, similar to a cat’s tongue. The microneedling process creates channels in the skin, allowing future products to be absorbed more effectively.
Results and Recovery
After treatment with microneedling, your skin will go through its natural healing phases to reveal new, healthier skin. Because the treatment is not overly harsh on the skin, it is safe to receive a second session as soon as 30 days after to maintain your glowing skin. You might notice some temporary side effects like redness and sensitivity, but this should resolve in a day or two. You can notice smoother skin as soon as the next day with improvements continuing as your skin’s collagen increases to smooth lines and wrinkles and treat blemishes.
If you are interested in a microneedling treatment, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richardson.