Winter takes a toll on our skin with low humidity, cold temperatures, and dry heat pumping out of heaters. Perhaps your “winter face” consists of dull skin, and you’d like to improve texture, fine lines, and acne scars. Microneedling is a wonderful treatment option for patients that aren’t ready for the downtime associated with ablative laser resurfacing treatments, but desire amazing results and increased collagen.
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultra-fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries to your skin. The needles of the hand-held device puncture the skin to form tiny channels. The body triggers the skin to respond to these micro-injuries by naturally producing new collagen and elastin to fill the channels. As we age, our bodies slow the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen is an essential protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin, helping skin look and act more youthful and healthier. Elastin is a “youth protein” that gives structure and shape to skin. By turning back the clock on collagen and elastin loss, microneedling offers several benefits.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling can reverse years of sun damage. It improves fine lines, texture, acne scarring, large pores, and minor blemishes. This results in smoother, firmer, younger looking skin. The depth of the needle and the number of treatments depend on the area and the desired result of the patient. A series of treatments is typically recommended, about one to two months apart. Recovery time is minimal. You may experience some redness, tenderness, or minimal swelling the first 24 hours post treatment. At Glazer Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, we love to pair microneedling treatments with our non-ablative Laser Genesis to offer patients the ultimate in skin improvement. Be sure to ask about our Incisionless Facelift Packages.
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