What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Different skin disorders can be treated by microneedling. In order to boost the creation of collagen and other healing elements, the procedure entails puncturing the skin with several tiny, sterile needles. Meet Dr. Joshua Dobstaff at Inshape Medical Cary NC to learn more about the benefits of microneedling. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 107 Edinburgh S. Drive, Suite 215 Cary, NC 27511.
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Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive procedure that is intended to rejuvenate facial skin. The procedure includes microneedles penetrating the deepest levels of the skin to stimulate collagen production and leave the skin looking smoother, healthier, and more youthful. To perform such a procedure, the service provider must be properly qualified. As microneedling penetrates the skin, it is considered a medical treatment and cannot be performed by an aesthetician.
Medical professionals such as dermatologists, who are specialists in skin health and care, are the practitioners who are qualified to perform microneedling procedures. In addition to physicians specializing in microneedling, nurse practitioners and medical assistants can perform the treatment under the delegation of a physician. Unlike other dermatological procedures, microneedling cannot be performed by service providers without the correct qualifications.
One of the many benefits of microneedling is the fast-acting treatment. Results are visible quite quickly following the procedure. When the deep skin layers are penetrated by the needles, small “micro-wounds” are formed. Microneedling triggers the body’s healing process, resulting in smoother and plumper skin. Initial results are commonly noticed about a week after the procedure.
Though the results can be observed very quickly, the most dramatic results will be visible four to six weeks following the treatment. This is due to the generation of strong, new collagen. Extra collagen allows for smoother, firmer, and more elastic skin. In addition to improved collagen production, your pores will feel tighter and your skin texture will be more even.
For those hoping to reduce significant acne or burn scars, several sessions of treatment may be advised to achieve the desired results. This is also the case if you are hoping to reduce signs of aging. Consistent treatments will rejuvenate your skin and leave it feeling brighter and healthier. Your service provider will work with you to develop a course of treatment that is right for you.
One of the advantages of microneedling is the long-term results it achieves. The benefits of microneedling can last up to six months, most commonly lasting between three and five months. For people with little collagen or other skin concerns, more frequent treatment may be required to achieve long-lasting benefits. It may be beneficial to receive treatment every couple of months to improve collagen production and achieve the desired results. The durability and amount of collagen growth stimulated through the treatment will depend on several factors, including:
• Your age
• Levels of stress
• Your skin type
• Sun damage
• Lifestyle factors such as smoking
Overall, microneedling is a treatment that provides long-lasting benefits. If you have sensitive skin or other skin conditions, it is recommended to consult your service provider before treatment begins.
To achieve the best results from your microneedling session, it is advised to prepare for your treatment. Some steps to prepare for microneedling include:
• Minimize sun exposure two weeks before your appointment
• Follow a healthy skincare routine for the weeks leading up to your session•
• Apply sunscreen
• Cleanse and moisturize twice daily
After your session, there are several steps you can take to maximize the beneficial results of the microneedling treatment. The following aftercare is recommended:
• Wait at least 6 hours before washing your skin after the treatment
• Only use gentle cleanser and warm water to wash your skin for the first few days following the procedure
• Avoid makeup for the first few days after microneedling
• Avoid strenuous physical activity which induces sweating for at least 24 hours after the procedure
• Avoid scrubs, retinol, and other active skin care products for at least 3 days following treatment
In summary, microneedling is a fast-acting treatment that requires a minimal amount of preparation and aftercare. If you follow the above recommendations, you will get the most desirable and long-lasting results.
Microneedling is available at InShape Medical in Cary, NC. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 107 Edinburgh S. Drive, Suite 215 Cary, NC 27511. We serve patients from Cary NC, West Raleigh NC, Apex NC, Morrisville NC, Clegg NC, Preston NC, Durham NC, and surrounding areas.