What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy and is a very popular treatment for people who want to address multiple concerns without committing to several modalities to achieve an overarching goal. This minimally-invasive treatment can be thought of as aeration for the skin.
A handheld device containing hair-thin needles on the tip is gently passed over the skin of the treatment area. As it moves, it creates micro-channels beneath the surface of the skin. These micro-channels trigger your body’s healing process and force it to create more collagen.
Number of Treatments
3-6 treatments recommended
Face, neck, décolletage, hands, arms, legs, abdomen and back
30 minutes to 1 hour
During the treatment, some patients experience mild discomfort that can be addressed with a topical anesthetic. Following each treatment, the skin may have sun burned feeling, Redness, Sensitivity, Blotchiness, Flakiness, Peeling, Abrasion (expected with scar reduction), Bruising
Weeks to months depending on the number of treatments
Why Does Collagen Production Matter?
For youthful-looking skin, collagen is everything. When we’re young, this fibrous protein keeps our middle layer of skin smooth and strong, which helps keep our complexions looking great. Collagen production helps with healthy cell regeneration so that we have bright, clear, and radiant skin that has an even tone and texture.
As we age, our production of collagen declines and the layer of skin under the surface weakens, producing fine lines and wrinkles, worsening acne scarring, and creating an uneven texture. Our cell regeneration isn’t as healthy anymore, so we can see discoloration like age or sunspots, hyperpigmentation, or other uneven tone issues.
How It Works
When microneedling triggers your body to produce more collagen, it forces a “rebuild” from the inside out. As the lower layer of your skin builds up again, you may see fine lines and wrinkles soften, tone and texture even out, and a brightness return to your complexion.
What Can It Treat?
This is one of the most versatile treatments in the cosmetic world because it can address so many concerns for different people. Only a qualified professional can determine if this treatment is a good fit for what you’re experiencing and what you’d like to accomplish, but it is generally effective on:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven tone and texture
- Large pores and blackheads
- Acne scarring
- Dull complexion
What Are the Results Like?
Some clients see an immediate glow to their skin. Real results tend to gradually appear over the following weeks as collagen is built up under the surface of the skin. You should notice lines softening, tone evening, and everything looking brighter and healthier overall. However, results vary from patient to patient. A series of treatment sessions may be necessary for the best outcome.
Getting Healthier Skin
If you’re ready for a brighter, younger-looking complexion, find out if microneedling treatments at Columbus Facial Plastics in Columbus, OH can work for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Or book your consultation online. We look forward to helping you glow!