Microneedling, medically known as collagen induction therapy, is a revolutionary skin rejuvenation treatment that uses tiny needles to treat patients dealing with lines and wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, or hyperpigmentation. If you are looking for a minimally-invasive treatment for skin problems like these, below is more information about this treatment to help you make your decision.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin therapy designed to help minimize the appearance of common signs of aging and other types of skin damage. Ironically, microneedling works on the principle that we must injure the skin to a degree to heal it. Although the tiny punctures are invisible to the naked eye in most cases, the minor skin damage that is created will lead to the production of new collagen fibers and the renewal of your skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
You would likely make a suitable candidate for this treatment if you are in good general health and are not currently suffering from a skin infection or breakout. If you are dealing with conditions like these, you will need to resolve them before undergoing undergoing this treatment.
How Long before I Notice Results?
Skin redness may be visible up to two days after your treatment. When you experience some minor skin peeling, results are usually not far behind. As your body initiates a healing cascade, your results will continue to build over about a two month period. We typically recommend three to four treatments for best results.
The production of new collagen fibers is something that does not happen overnight. Your results will be gradual and somewhat subtle at first. Many patients find that they experience a cumulative improvement with additional needling treatments. You just need to wait several weeks between each session so that your skin has time to heal and remodel itself completely.
It is important to baby your skin after your needling treatment because it will be somewhat tender and more susceptible to damage. Avoid putting any topical skin care products on your skin until 24 hours have past after your treatment. This is because the needling treatment will leave microscopic punctures on your skin that promote increased absorption and can result in skin irritation.
If this treatment is something you believe you can benefit from, or if you would like more information, the professionals at Orchidia Medical Group in Naples, FL would be more than happy to help. We can develop a personalized treatment plan with you so that you see optimal results. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!