Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that aims to treat scar tissue, lax skin, wrinkles, and large pores by increasing collagen production. It sounds scary—and it does involve needles piercing the skin—but the needles are very fine and short, and only mildly uncomfortable. And the advantages of the procedure greatly outweigh the disadvantages.
With Ann Yoney, APRN in Monroe, CT, injection of these powerful, highly refinded neuromodulators can improve the appearance of visible lines, wrinkles, folds, and creases. By utilizing specific techniques and working in conjunction with your natural facial features, we create results and help you look “and feel” refreshed, rejuvenated, and radiant! Contact Us today!
Is Microneedling Right For You?
You most likely have an idea of what exfoliation entails. In simple terms, it is the removal of the very upper layer or surface of the skin. It is good because it removes dead skin cells, impurities and dirt. Thereby, giving the appearance of a brighter and younger looking skin also allowing the skin to better absorb your skincare so that you get the maximum benefits from your skincare.
Even Skin Tone
A really appealing benefit of micro-needling is that it evens out the skin tone. Microneedling is proven to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation occurs when the underlying color of the skin is different from the surrounding color i.e. they do not match. Micro-needling can minimize this problem by boosting the matrix metalloproteinases appearance; an enzyme that is expressed during wound healing.
The procedure also helps even the skin tone by balancing melanin; a dark or brown pigment occurring in the skin. Once the melanin production is balanced, skin color is generally more even toned.
Enhances Skin Texture
It is very common to start to notice the signs of aging over time and one of the most noticeable tends to be when the skin has started to sag and loses its vibrancy. This is as a result of the natural slowing of elastin and collagen production. Micro-needling promotes the production of new collagen and elastin at a rate that the skin might no longer be producing anymore. This leads to an improvement in the strength and elasticity of the skin. giving you back that plump fresh looking skin.
In addition to this, the production of new collagen reduces the appearance of pore size. This way, you develop a smoother skin texture. In reality, virtually immediately after the procedure, you can literally notice that your skin texture feels soft and enhanced.
A Glowing Fresh Appearance
Micro-needling can be used for so many skin concerns such as under eye bags, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, skin textural issues, Microneedling results in smoother skin; your skin, therefore, appears younger. if you are over the age of 40, micro-needling might just be one of the easiest solutions to achieving a younger looking skin.
*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Microneedling increases the production of collagen and other healing factors by causing trauma to the skin. Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep the skin looking youthful, with a firm, smooth, and stretchy texture. Aging causes the decline of collagen in the skin, contributing to wrinkles and other signs of aging. Skin can also lose collagen due to injuries, such as acne scarring, stretch marks, or other scars.
It is important to realize that microneedling is not a quick fix, as it involves the growth of new skin. It can take several months for a person to see the full results of the procedure.
The biggest transformation is on acne scarring, which speaks very highly of the process because that’s deep scarring/pitting. It does wonders on overall anti-aging and hyperpigmented skin [skin with dark spots], but it is very effective on deep scarring.
It all depends on what you’re trying to treat. Acne scars typically require as many as six treatments, with treatments spaced four weeks apart. Those who just want to improve the overall tone and texture of their skin can usually get great results in about three treatments.
We highly encourage my clients to commit to four treatments separated by 3–4 weeks.
The effects of the initial round of microneedling treatments last on average between four to six weeks, for most people. That said, the amount of treatments and exact time frame will depend on your issues, age, skin type, and how your skin responds to the treatment.
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to four months for moderate to severe frown lines. Remember that results vary from patient to patient though, so your physician will plan your next appointment based on your results and aesthetic goals.