What is Microneedling?
Microneedling involves the use of tiny needles to create puncture wounds beneath the skin. These micro-wounds trick the body into starting the healing process, increasing blood flow to the area and stimulating new collagen and elastin growth. This can be used to treat a number of skin concerns including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne Scars
- Sun damage
Candidates for microneedling are those who are experiencing common facial skin concerns such as signs of aging or other blemishes. More severe signs of aging such as facial sagging might be treated more effectively with a different treatment option. The treatment can be used not only to improve existing skin concerns but to prolong the development of future ones as well.
Prior to microneedling treatment, the skin will be cleaned and prepped. You will also have the choice of a topical numbing cream to maximize comfort during the procedure. A pen-like device containing many tiny needles will then be gently rolled across the treatment area. Several passes might be made depending on the extent of the skin concerns. The channels created during the process also allow for more affecting absorption of skin care products.
Recovery and Results
After microneedling, the skin might feel red and sensitive, but this should diminish over the next few hours. Many patients report an instant smooth and rejuvenated feeling to their skin, but further results can take some time to develop. During this time, the skin will be going through its healing process which can take several weeks. Once new collagen begins to develop, patients can enjoy improved skin quality and texture with few blemishes. Microneedling results in an overall younger and rejuvenated appearance.
To learn more about the microneedling process or other skin rejuvenation options we have available, contact Skin Care of Arizona today.