Are you noticing that your skin is not as radiant as it once was? Do you have acne scars or fine lines on your skin? If this describes you it may be time to consider microneedling. This new treatment works to non-surgically restore your skin’s natural glow. At Smith Facial Plastics, we aim to help you look and feel like the best version of yourself. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that is also known as collagen induction therapy. Through a series of microchannels, the body’s natural regenerative process is triggered. This process increases the production of collagen and elastin, which make your skin more youthful and radiant following the treatment.
How does it work?
The treatment works through a small roller lined with tiny, sterilized needles. These needles will gently puncture the skin, creating micro injuries. As the body begins to heal these tiny punctures, it creates more collagen and elastin. This strengthens your skin and helps it resist signs of aging. As the body works to heal these micro wounds, the top layer of skin is replaced with newer skin that is full of collagen and elastin. As a result, you will have naturally radiant, younger-looking skin.
What are collagen and elastin?
These two proteins are what gives the skin its strength and elasticity. As we age, our skin slows down this process, which results in thin, sagging skin that is prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Once the production of these two proteins picks up again, your skin begins to tighten as it grows stronger and is able to hold its shape better.
What can microneedling treat?
- Sagging skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne and surgical scars
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
When can I see results?
Most people begin to see results within four to seven days after the first treatment. Since the collagen and elastin are being produced, you will see optimal results about a month after your treatment. Results will vary based on your goals for the treatment. Some people may need multiple treatments to reach their desired goals.
Am I a candidate?
If you are over the age of 18 and in relatively good health, you are a candidate for microneedling. This treatment can address a range of skin concerns to give you healthy, glowing skin. If you are considering this treatment, reach out to Smith Facial Plastics. Our friendly staff is ready to help you determine the best treatment plan for your needs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.