Utilized to rejuvenate the skin, micro-needling can enhance the skin’s appearance by decreasing wrinkles, stretch marks, fine lines, and scars. It is a nonsurgical procedure carried out in an office that allows the patient to return home or to work quickly with minimal loss of time. The treatment is carried out with the device that inflicts micro-injuries to the upper layers of the skin. As the body reacts to these injuries, it replaces these damaged areas with collagen and elastin which develop greater skin texture and firmness. The new skin replaces the old skin and provides a healthier and younger overall complexion. With micro-needling, Dallas patients may return for repeat treatments as necessary to maximize the benefits.
The procedure can be carried out on various parts of the body, including the face, abdomen, arms, back, neck, and legs. A single procedure will usually take less than a half-hour. Collagen and elastin are produced during the course of several weeks after the procedures conducted. However, some patients may notice immediate results with a distinct glow to their skin. With facial rejuvenation treatments, patients may two or more sessions. Those having the procedure done to address scars, stretch marks, or wrinkles may require as many as eight sessions.
What are the Benefits?
As the skin repairs itself with elastin and collagen, a thicker dermis layer is produced which mitigates the appearance of wrinkles. Skin texture and tone can also enhance and reduce the size of stretch marks wars, and scars. Skin that has been damaged due to overexposure to the sun may also be helped through micro-needling.
After you have had this procedure performed, it is advisable to avoid the following activities for a few days:
* Direct UV light exposure
* Too many hot showers, saunas, etc.
* Swimming in a chlorine pool
* Taking other skin treatments, such as fillers, micro-dermabrasion, peels, IPL, and Botox
* Receiving high dosages of active topicals, such as Retin-A and Hydroquinone
After a micro-needling treatment, the skin may have a reddish appearance in the short term – maybe for a few days. Sometimes the patient experiences no pain with the procedure. Others may feel the sensation of sandpaper moved over the skin. Patients may be offered a topical numbing medication to minimize any sensitivity felt in the aftermath of the procedure.