Is your complexion showing the effects of age or sun damage? Skin that is dull or tired can often benefit from a microneedling treatment. Medically known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment provides the opportunity to significantly rejuvenate your skin without the need for surgery that can lead to complications and significant downtime.
Microneedling Skin Rejuvenation
Microneedling is an increasingly popular skin rejuvenation treatment in which we move a device over the surface of the patient’s skin to form thousands of microscopic channels. Although these tiny channels are invisible to the naked eye, they trigger a healing cascade that coaxes your body into laying down fresh collagen fibers to reduce the appearance of common skin imperfections like signs of aging and sun damage.
A needling procedure treats a wide range of skin conditions by renewing and rejuvenating the surface layers of skin. Conditions that are improved by microneedling include lines, wrinkles, blemishes, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and scars caused by acne, injury, or surgery.
Unless you have extremely light and superficial skin problems, you would likely benefit from multiple needling sessions due to the cumulative effects of each individual treatment session. The important thing to remember is that you must wait a few weeks between each needling session so that your skin has adequate time to heal fully and remodel itself.
Besides making an amazing treatment by itself, microneedling greatly multiplies the effects of topical skin care product application. Your creams, lotions, gels, ointments, and serums may not have complete product absorption due to the presence of something called the stratum corneum. This skin layer is composed of dead skin cells, fats, oils, and cellular debris. Its function is as a barrier to prevent harmful substances from entering the body. Unfortunately, the stratum corneum can also block helpful skin care products with larger molecular sizes. The thousands of micro-punctures created by needling function as channels to allow topicals to bypass this outer skin layer, rendering them many times more effective.
The Best Candidates for This Treatment
The treatment should never be used on skin with raised warts, molds, or lesions. Needling should not be performed while a patient is pregnant or using certain prescription medications. If you have an active herpes or acne breakout, you will need to resolve the condition prior to your needling treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation
Take your first step in improving the appearance and health of your skin with microneedling at Rejuvenation Laser Med Spa & Weight Loss. We are conveniently located in Pasadena, TX. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if this treatment is right for you!