The protein ‘collagen’ plays a vital role in giving our skin a smoother texture and increased elasticity. The body produces it naturally, but there are also a number of techniques that can be used to promote its production. One such method is Microneedling. It is a non-surgical mildly invasive procedure that aims at boosting collagen production in the target area. Collagen’s healing response is used to treat different cosmetic issues.
What is Microneedling?
This procedure utilizes an innovative device known as the Collagen P.I.N. This 36 needle pin can be customized with multiple attachments for an experience that can be custom tailored to each individual patient. During the procedure, these small sterilized needles prick the skin to cause micro-injuries in the treatment area. Due to the tiny yet multiple puncture wounds, our body automatically responds by promoting collagen and elastin production in the area. This procedure is quickly gaining favor among individuals who want healthier skin without undergoing a surgical procedure that requires much more downtime.
With microneedling, the body’s natural response to physical trauma is used as the primary treating factor over the problem site. Though microneedling is safe to be done on the entire body, clients are usually more interested in using this treatment on their face, neck, and hands.
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How it Works
To begin, a topical serum will be applied to the skin to help the Collagen P.I.N. glide smoothly across the surface of the skin while creating thousands of micro-channels every second. This process boosts the production of beneficial proteins to bring about a structural and cosmetic change in the skin. When the body starts repairing the tiny punctures caused by this pricking technique, it also treats other issues like wrinkles, acne, and dark spots.
The newly created tissue looks better than the older tissues. It is also much stronger and more immune to daily wear and tear. As a result, you will notice the repaired skin looking younger and healthier than before.
What to Expect
A microneedling appointment is a much smoother process than an invasive surgical procedure. The time it takes to perform depends on the area(s) treated. You can expect our team to examine your skin before the procedure. You will feel minimum discomfort during the procedure, but it will be over before you know it.
Your skin will also be covered with a smooth numbing gel to minimize any prick-related pain. After the treatment, your skin will again be nourished with serums or soothing creams.
Why People Choose Microneedling
This treatment has become a one-stop solution for many common skin problems. Most people prefer microneedling as it is much less expensive than a regular invasive cosmetic treatment. It includes none of the pain and downtime that are usually associated with other techniques.
It addresses skin concerns like acne, visible scars, and wrinkles. On other parts of the body, it can also be effective against stretch marks. Scars caused due to acne and other reasons can also be treated through this method. It repairs sun-damaged tissues and reduces hyperpigmentation.
Overall, the patient’s skin will enjoy the benefits of a safe procedure and feel rejuvenated. The procedure is flexible and may even be used to lessen dark circles from around the eyes and lines in the neck and chest region.
Microneedling is hardly invasive and requires almost negligible downtime. During this time, the patient is advised to stay away from direct sunlight and use a strong SPF when outdoors. Patients usually notice a slight glow shortly after the treatment. The results become apparent as the skin repairs itself in the days following the procedure.
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If you’re interested in learning more about microneedling, contact Advanced Aesthetics & Laser Surgery to schedule your informative consultation. Our skilled team will develop a treatment plan to address your cosmetic needs and guide you through the entire process.