Microneedling, sometimes called collagen induction therapy, is a breakthrough in skin resurfacing. This versatile treatment is fully customizable and can treat a variety of common skin texture concerns, from acne to wrinkles. The best part of microneedling is that it uses your body's own healing process, rather than chemicals or surgery, to rejuvenate your skin
Microneedling uses very small needles to puncture the top layers of the skin. These discreet perforations, which are difficult to see with the naked eye, stimulate the skin's own healing process. As the skin heals itself, it increases production of collagen and elastin, 2 important proteins that are critical in keeping the skin soft, toned, and resilient.
Since microneedling relies on a natural biological process, there's no risk of allergic reaction. Although microneedling cannot alter the structure of the face, it can improve the appearance of many surface or skin texture concerns. Microneedling is a good treatment for:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity
- Sun damage
A typical microneedling session lasts between 45 minutes and 1 hour. To begin, a qualified member of our clinician team applies a light topical anesthetic to ensure a comfortable experience. Once the anesthetic takes effect, our clinician then runs the microneedle over the targeted area of the face.
Although microneedling can create impressive results on its own, the process also makes the skin more receptive to topical skincare products, enhancing their effectiveness. During your skin care consultation, our clinicians help you decide which skin care regime will contribute most effectively to your desired outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does microneedling hurt?
No. Thanks to a topical anesthetic and the very small size of the needle used, the microneedling procedure is not painful
What is recovery like?
Most people don't require any downtime following a microneedling treatment. Redness, minor swelling, and a sensation, similar to a sunburn, are all common reactions, but they're not typically severe enough to keep patients from engaging in normal activities. Makeup may be applied several hours after a treatment.
How many sessions will I need?
Although some patients with minor concerns may find that 1 treatment is enough to create satisfactory results, most patients require a series of 3 or 5 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. During your consultation, a member of our team gives you a specific timeline that reflects your needs and goals.
Would you like to learn more about microneedling? Call today at 859-426-5100 to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable clinicians.