You strive to take great care of your skin. But do you sometimes wish there was a nonsurgical way to smooth fine lines and scars to give you a clearer complexion? Perhaps microneedling is the answer. Offered by Caroline Abolade, MD, and the team at Aesthetica, microneedling promotes skin renewal to create the smoother skin you want. Call the office in Montgomery, Alabama, today or schedule an appointment online to find out more about this simple aesthetic skin treatment.
Microneedling is a safe procedure that promotes a smoother, more youthful complexion. When performed under the expert care of a trained medical professional, microneedling can improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, large pores, fine lines, and stretch marks.
Microneedling is performed with a handheld device that’s covered with sharp, sterile needles. Your Aesthetica practitioner rolls the device over the surface of your skin, creating tiny punctures. These punctures are called micro-conduits, which are wounds that stimulate your skin, activating the healing process in your cells.
As your skin heals, it makes more collagen and elastin, which are both essential for youthful skin. Microneedling also triggers the creation of new capillaries below the surface of your skin. These new capillaries promote the healing of scar tissue to give scars a smoother appearance.
Unlike some skin rejuvenation therapies, microneedling works on a range of skin tones. It doesn’t carry the risks of skin discoloration that may occur with other treatments.
Microneedling is a short, simple procedure performed onsite at Aesthetica. Your practitioner begins by applying topical anesthesia to your skin. This numbs the treatment area, ensuring your comfort during the treatment session. Your provider then rolls the microneedling device on the treatment area about 15-20 times.
A session generally takes 20 minutes or less, although exact times will vary. Afterward, your provider typically treats your skin with moist saline pads.
You’ll want to return for another treatment about every six weeks. Timing treatments in this fashion gives your skin time to build new collagen. The total number of treatments you’ll need will vary, depending on the condition of your skin. For example, you may need 3-4 treatments for moderate acne scars.
You can expect some mild redness in your skin, but that should go away in a few days. You’ll be able to return to work the day after your treatment. To protect your skin and ensure the best results, you’ll want to avoid sun exposure and make a habit of wearing sunscreen.
If you’re interested in learning whether microneedling might help your acne scars or erase your signs of aging, call or schedule a consultation online today with Aesthetica.