What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment, commonly used to improve the texture of the skin and eliminate skin imperfections. Anyone concerned with wrinkles, scars, pore size, and stretch marks would be a perfect candidate for this treatment.
Many people are scared off by the word needle. There is no need to worry. While there are some needles, this is not the same as getting the flu shot. Keep reading for more information on this innovative new procedure.
How Does It Work?
An instrument with fine needles essentially creates micro punctures or pin-pricks in the top layer of the skin. This causes the body to create new collagen and elastin.
The procedure deceives your skin into thinking it has been wounded. As a result, it thickens the skin and improves the texture, without the damage.
The treatment is initiated by a simple cleansing of the face. After this, the technician applies a growth factor serum. Your doctor will continue and needle the serum in, adding in another layer, and using a mask to seal and integrate all the components.
Is It Painful?
Considering you are having the procedure done at an advanced dermatology clinic, where the doctors are specialized in the field and that the area has been properly numbed, the procedure should not hurt.
Once the procedure has been performed, you may expect the skin to change from its normal color. This is normal. You may also have a few small scabs that should fade within a few days.
Who Should Do It?
Although it may sound as though microneedling is only used for anti-aging purposes, anyone who wants to remove scars such as those caused by acne, or simply for the sake of smoother skin, can opt for this procedure. Microneedling is safe and is applicable to all skin types and colors.
It is important to note however, that any noticeably infected or inflamed regions should be cleared up before beginning such procedures, to ensure successful results.
It is important to avoid any makeup application for the remainder of the day, after the procedure. It is also wise not to use Retinol or any creams with active ingredients. You should be given a growth factor serum that should be applied twice a day, and makeup may be used normally considering the initial day of the procedure has passed.
If you are still doubting this procedure, we understand. You need proof. A quick trip to your favorite search engine can show you the results you crave. Some of the before and after photos are just short of miraculous. This innovative treatment can help you with a wide variety of skin treatments.
After you have done that, you can ask your friends. Maybe someone in your circle has had this procedure. You may want to talk to them about their experiences, and how it worked for them.
Finally, you can ask your dermatologist. They will be able to answer all of the questions that you have.
We can help you reach the image you’ve always imagined. To get started, contact Elias Dermatology today at 954-908-6315 .