Microneedling – Phoenix, AZ
What is Microneedling?
Often referred to as collagen induction therapy (CIT), microneedling is popular because it can be used to treat many different conditions such as skin rejuvenation. Some common ones are acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks and brown spots on the skin.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Tiny sterile needles are used via a ‘microneedling pen’ to puncture and cause trauma in the dermal layer of the skin. This ‘trauma’ to the skin triggers the body’s natural healing process, which is to increase collagen production and elastin. The end result is a rejuvenation of the skin that not only reverses the appearance of aging, but can also slow it down.
One of the main benefits is that it’s a non-invasive procedure, unlike plastic surgery, so your recovery time will be minimal.
- A boost in collagen and elastin for a more youthful complexion
- Improvement in the appearance of scars from acne or chickenpox
- Reduction of scars and stretch marks
- Reduction of wrinkles
- Microneedling for acne scars
- Shrinking pores
- Reversing sun damage or skin pigmentation
The tiny needles may irritate your skin and cause redness for the first few days, but it is just a natural response and will clear up quickly. The procedure shouldn’t prevent you from doing everyday, normal activities. According to the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, microneedling is a safe and effective way to rejuvenate skin and treat scars and wrinkles.
In addition to skin irritation, you may experience some swelling, discomfort at the site of the procedure, dryness or flaking of the skin.
This procedure is not ideal for those with cystic acne, grades III and IV acne, uncontrolled rosacea, and those on blood thinners.
Since microneedling is a non-invasive treatment, unlike plastic surgery, you’ll experience minimal downtime, some experience no downtime. There may be some skin irritation and redness, but this is normal and will go away after a few days.
You’ll find that your skin is smoother, softer and has smaller pores. This also makes your skin able to more readily absorb any topical creams or lotions. Microneedling can reverse the signs of aging and sun damage by stimulating collagen growth leaving you with softer, younger looking skin.
Live in the Phoenix area? Looking for microneedling near you? Give us a call to schedule a skin care consultation. 602-737-1339
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