Is your skin giving away your age? Over time, skin begins breaking down in important components like collagen and elastin, leading to thinner skin that shows signs of aging. A growing number of patients are turning to non-surgical treatment options for problems like wrinkles, acne scars, uneven pigmentation, and more. Minimally-invasive treatments like microneedling offer results that sometimes rival those of cosmetic surgery while not requiring any major downtime.
What is Microneedling?
Medically known as Collagen Induction Therapy, microneedling is a skin rejuvenation technique involving the delivery of safe and controlled micro-channels to the surface layers of skin to trigger the stimulation of new collagen and elastin fibers. The procedure helps with a wide range of skin conditions and works in a very natural way.
How is the Procedure Performed?
After thoroughly cleansing the treatment area, we can gently glide the device over your skin to form thousands of microscopic openings in it. Over the following weeks and months, your body will respond to the treatment by filling in these tiny channels with a new collagen matrix to diminish many of the signs of aging and sun damage.
How Does Microneedling Compare with Other Skin Rejuvenation Treatments?
A microneedling treatment offers results that are created by your own body in response to the treatment. In contrast to certain other procedures that require injections of foreign materials, we are working with your own body to stimulate the natural production of collagen. You should not notice a sudden change in your appearance that gives away that you have had a procedure performed. Instead, your results will build over the following weeks and months as your skin remodels itself.
These treatments have a lower incidence of complications than other cosmetic procedures. You can also have a microneedling treatment combined with some other type of treatment for greater results. For instance, many patients choose to have their treatments performed in combination with the application of topical products like lotions, creams, serums, ointments, and gels. The thousands of microscopic openings that the treatment provides will act as channels to allow greater skin penetration and effectiveness for topical skin care products.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The answer depends upon factors like your age, current skin condition, lifestyle, and other factors. Patients generally benefit from multiple treatments unless they are experiencing only very minor skin problems.
Would I Make a Good Candidate?
If you require treatment for scars, wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation, you would likely make a good candidate for a microneedling treatment. Those with ongoing skin infections need to resolve the condition prior to undergoing the treatment.
During a consultation at SKC Dermatology, you can learn more about microneedling and how it can transform the health and appearance of your skin. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Paramus!