Microneedling is a simple cosmetic treatment used to help rejuvenate the look of facial skin. This therapy can restore the quality of skin and combat of the signs of aging. Best of all, microneedling is not surgical and does not require much downtime.
The Microneedling Procedure
To generate more of the skin’s natural collagen production, a handheld instrument known as a dermaroller is rolled across areas of the face and other parts of the body where the skin’s quality has been compromised. This dermaroller, which resembles a small paint roller, is made up of small needles that gently penetrate the skin’s surface to stimulate collagen production. The increase in collagen can make skin look more youthful by filling in areas that appear hollow due to aging. Microneedling is an outpatient treatment that can be completed in a single office visit.
After the Treatment
Your skin may look red and swollen immediately following your procedure; however, you should also expect your treated area to have a more buoyant and refreshed appearance. To maintain results, your treatment provider may recommend you return every four to six weeks for additional sessions.
In addition to increasing skin buoyancy and youthfulness, microneedling can hide the appearance of scars and pockmarks caused by acne. This treatment can even remove blackheads, blemishes and excessive skin oil. If you experience hyperpigmentation, microneedling has the ability to even skin tone. The procedure is helpful in reversing some of the effects of sun damage as well.
If you are in good health and have no current infections, you are likely a good candidate for microneedling. This treatment is generally not recommended for children and teens. If you are pregnant, take certain medications, or have had skin radiation therapy within the past year, microneedling is not recommended for you. You should also avoid this procedure if you have a skin condition such as rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis.
Microneedling offers many benefits and can dramatically enhance the look of your skin. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, contact Gulf Coast Facial Plastics today to schedule a consultation!