Why should I consider micro-needling as a cosmetic treatment?
As our understanding of the body and technology grows, medicine is better able to develop procedures to treat the effects of aging. Micro-needling is a fairly new procedure in the world of plastic surgery. This simple procedure can decrease the signs of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, skin discoloration, and stretch marks.
Many patients prefer micro-needling because it is less invasive than other procedures and uses the body’s own collagen to leave the skin looking full and radiant.
How It Works
Micro-needling uses tiny needles to penetrate the outer layer of skin. The procedure is often done with a MicroPen that has twelve needles. Once through the outer layer of skin, the needles break elastin and collagen under the skin. The body then creates more elastin and collagen to replace what was lost. The result is plump and firm looking skin.
The length of the needles can be adjusted for different areas of the body where skin thickness may vary. This makes the procedure versatile and applicable for hard to reach areas and areas where the skin may be sensitive.
Benefits of micro-needling when performed by a certified dermatologist
Micro-needling has many benefits that make it popular with patients. They include:
- Short procedure, lasting about 30 minutes
- Uses topical anesthetic
- Does not use chemicals
- Less chance of allergic reaction
- Minimal side effects
- Quick recovery time of 2-4 days
- Noticeable results almost immediately
Additionally, the tiny holes created in the skin allow topical skin treatments such as creams to penetrate further into the skin, making them more effective.
Results from this cosmetic procedure
During the procedure, the needles can feel like sandpaper going over the skin, leaving it red like a sunburn. It can take up to six months to see the full results of treatment, but during that period, the body continues to create collagen and elastin. Consequently, your skin continues to look better over time.
After treatment, follow all instructions carefully to speed up recovery and get the full benefits of the procedure.
Better Skin with Calabasas Dermatology Center
Micro-needling is the next step in creating radiant, glowing skin that lets your inner beauty shine out to the world. Contact Calabasas Dermatology Center today to learn more about our micro-needling treatments.