Are you ready to rejuvenate your skin effectively? If so, microneedling may be appropriate for you. It encourages your skin to produce a little extra collagen, replacing old, damaged skin cells with fresh, new ones. This results in smoother skin and an improved skin tone. At the office of Mimi Lee, MD in Little Rock, AR, we want you to be aware of all the important facts about this treatment, including how soon you will see the results.
How Soon Will You See Results From Microneedling?
Microneedling provides many incredible results. Some results, such as the tightening of loose skin, will be apparent as soon as your session is over. Other results, like scar fading, can take four to six weeks to become apparent. This is because it can take anywhere from four to six weeks for your skin to produce extra collagen, recycle old skin cells and reveal healthier, more evenly pigmented new skin cells.
Why the Results Are Worth the Wait
We all want to feel confident about the appearance of our skin now. However, the results of microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, are worth the wait. Waiting a few weeks to see the final results of your treatment offers a couple of critical benefits. Primarily, there is nothing unnatural about your new appearance. The wait for your final results is required because it takes time for your body to produce healthier skin cells.
Your appearance is not enhanced due to incisions, harsh chemicals, or anything else unnatural. Secondarily, the natural changes to your skin are gradual. Nobody will know you had professional help to look younger. Rather, if they can notice the incremental changes to your appearance, they’ll probably think it must be a switch to a healthier diet.
Everything Else You Need To Know About Collagen Induction Therapy
How Does This Treatment Even Work?
This treatment works by stimulating the production of extra collagen. We are proud to use the FDA-approved SkinPen with very fine needles to puncture the fibroblasts in the foundational layers of your skin, making them respond by excreting extra mesh-like proteins, known as collagen. Over the course of several weeks, the extra collagen will encourage cellular turnover and plump up your skin.
The collagen also reinforces and firms up your skin’s foundation. Eventually, you’ll notice the elimination of sun damage, redness, freckles and acne scars. Around the time you notice this, you will also notice that fine lines and moderate wrinkles have vanished and you look years younger.
What’s So Special About This Dermal Roller?
There is no shortage of dermal rollers claiming to induce extra collagen production. However, the SkinPen is the only dermal roller approved by the FDA to be safe and effective. This innovative device derives its name from its appearance. It looks just like a regular pen. One incredible advantage offered by the SkinPen is the gauge of the needles is far finer than the needles on any other device. This means you won’t experience any pain during treatment.
You would feel pain if you tried to treat yourself at home. Also, the SkinPen is customizable so we can easily adjust the depth at which the needles penetrate you to treat any of your cosmetic concerns effectively. If you were to purchase an at-home dermal roller, you would get one with painfully thick needles that penetrated too deeply for the thin parts of your face or too shallowly for the thick parts of your face.
How Effective Is This Device?
To earn FDA approval, the SkinPen had to pass multiple third-party clinical trials. The results of the extensive, rigorous testing revealed that the device truly was extremely effective for the treatment of a number of cosmetic and medical concerns. Furthermore, 90% of people surveyed who received treatment with this device said they would recommend this treatment to others.
Which Concerns Can This Device Correct?
Among the benefits you can expect from this treatment are:
- Skin tightening
- Wrinkle reduction
- Pore minimizing
- Acne scar elimination
- Pigmentation issues
- Surgical scar treatment
Is This Treatment Appropriate for Me?
This treatment will most likely be appropriate for you if you are at least 20 years of age and you are concerned about the tone, texture or elasticity of your skin. Unlike alternative skin rejuvenation treatments, it is safe and recommended for people with darker skin. It’s even safe for all skin textures and types.
However, you should hold off on treatment if there is an active problem with the targeted treatment area, like a sunburn or skin infection. If you have a blood disease or history of clotting, we will help you find an alternative solution to your cosmetic woes when you come in for your initial evaluation. This treatment will also be inappropriate for you if you are pregnant.
Explore This Treatment Option Further
Contact us today at the office of Mimi Lee, MD in Little Rock, AR to book an appointment and explore microneedling further. You can expect to see some of the results of this incredibly versatile treatment immediately; others you may have to wait between four and six weeks to see if you only need one session to achieve your ideal results. We look forward to meeting you soon and leading you down the path to healthier skin and improved self-confidence.