If you are looking to improve the appearance of wrinkles, increase collagen, or minimize wrinkles, micro-needling offers an effective non-surgical treatment option. This technique dates back a couple of decades, but it has become extremely popular in recent years thanks to refined techniques and promotion by celebrities. No matter what skin condition you are dealing with, a treatment can likely help. If you are considering any type of procedure, you will probably have certain questions that you would like answered before scheduling a treatment.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is an advanced skin rejuvenation technique that builds upon older techniques that were less sophisticated. For centuries, it has been known that the delivery of superficial skin injuries can help remodel skin tissue. Only in recent times has this technique been refined enough to allow for its safe use among the general population.
The treatment works through the insertion of very fine needles into the surface of the skin to trigger the production of new collagen. Medically known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment is able to treat skin conditions like wrinkles, scars, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, and more.
Besides requiring no sedation or set downtime, micro-needling offers very natural results. Instead of injecting your face with foreign materials or implanting something, we are triggering the natural healing abilities of your own body. Your results will continue to build over the following weeks and months. The subtle, gradual, and very natural results of the sessions are one aspect that makes the treatment so appealing to so many patients.
Can I Have Multiple Treatments?
Yes. Most patients benefit from multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart. This interval allows your skin to properly heal and remodel itself before preparing for another treatment session.
Can I Combine It with a Different Treatment?
Micro-needling does help to enhance certain facial rejuvenation procedures. For example, topical skin care product application and/or PRP can be combined with a treatment for greater effectiveness. The top layer of your skin functions as a barrier that prevents many topicals with larger molecular sizes from penetrating very far into your skin, greatly limiting their effectiveness. The tiny channels created by a treatment act as microscopic channels to allow these products to penetrate more deeply than they could on their own.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You may make a suitable candidate for this procedure if you are in good general health and are not currently dealing with an active breakout or skin infection. Otherwise, you would need to resolve this condition before safely undergoing a treatment.
To experience for yourself how micro-needling can totally transform the appearance of your skin, visit Metairie Plastic Surgeons in New Orleans Contact us today to schedule your consultation at our office in Metairie.