Microneedling has an extremely wide range of benefits, particularly for those who wish to avoid skin rejuvenation treatments that involve significant downtime. The treatment helps to stimulate the production of collagen to reduce the appearance of visible imperfections like those related to aging or sun damage. Before undergoing a new treatment, you likely have a number of questions to help you get more information to see if the technique is right for you.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a type of skin rejuvenation involving mechanical affecting the surface layers of your skin. The treatment forms thousands of microscopic channels that, while invisible to the naked eye, trigger a skin rejuvenation process and skin remodeling over the following weeks and months.
What are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Microneedling has the ability to improve quite a few skin conditions, including scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and other skin blemishes. It is able to enhance the appearance of your skin and allow you to return to your daily life immediately after your treatment.
What is a Treatment Like?
We use a special device covered in numerous tiny needles and move it over the surface of your skin in a series of sweeps. Each pass of this device creates hundreds of microscopic openings in the outer layer of your skin. This triggers the formation of new collagen fibers and helps to rejuvenate skin tissue.
How Long Before I Notice Results?
This treatment is unlike any other skin rejuvenation procedure. Many treatments involve the injection of foreign substances to dramatically alter the contours of your face or lips. This treatment works more closely with your own body by triggering a healing cascade for skin renewal. Some patience is needed after your treatment to achieve optimal results. Many patients notice initial results after just weeks, while the full effects typically take months to achieve. If you would like to achieve faster results, you may combine your treatment with the application of topical skin care products that would benefit from the increased absorption created by the microscopic channels formed by the process.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The answer depends upon your own unique skin condition, age, genetics, lifestyle, and other factors. Unless you have extremely superficial skin imperfections, you would likely benefit from multiple microneedling treatment sessions. Each treatment session will build upon the results of prior ones, leading to a continual improvement in the signs of aging and sun damage.
Would I Make a Good Candidate?
If you would like more information about microneedling, simply book an appointment at DrYoungForever in San Antonio so that you can get all the facts. Contact our office today to set up your consultation!