Benefits of Microneedling

by / Monday, 23 January 2017 / Published in Anti-Aging Treatments, Skin Care
Microneedling in Boca Raton

Microneedling or collagen induction therapy is a popular skin care procedure that is rapidly becoming popular. This skin needling treatment has been used for decades to treat facial scars, however recently the procedure has become popular due to the availability of at-home dermarollers (microneedling devices). BRC4AM offers microneedling in Boca Raton to a variety of clients.

What is Microneedling Good For?

Microneedling is a great procedure for skin texture, skin tone, fine lines, stretch marks, wrinkles, acne and large pores. Results are immediate and progressive. It is recommended that this treatment be done in series. 

About the Microneedling Procedure

Microneedling is achieved by using a device that is covered with tiny needles to poke holes into the surface of the skin. These holes are therapeutic as they prompt the skin to stimulate collagen production. They also can plump the skin, fill in fine lines and create an overall younger-looking face.

Microneedling is especially great for sunken in areas on the skin from acne or even chickenpox. The procedure is also great for discoloration or for overall skin rejuvenation. This procedure is safe for the face and can also be used on the hands, back, neck, arms, legs and abdomen. Microneedling can be customized to the needs of each patient.

It is especially important that it is understood this procedure should not be tried at home. The risk of infection and/or scarring is prevalent. While the procedure is effective, it is best administered by a medical aesthetician.

What to Expect During Your Procedure

During the microneedling procedure, an anesthetic cream is applied to the skin where the procedure will be administered. This helps to keep you comfortable during the treatment. The medical aesthetician will wash the skin with saline and growth factor serum will be applied to increase collagen deposition and improve healing after this procedure.

The process takes around an hour and afterwards the skin will feel like the feeling of a sunburn. It takes a few days for the skin to look normal, but results will be very apparent. Usually natural collagen growth happens over a period of time, so it isn’t an instant fix, but the skin will look much improved.

Generally, you will need more than one microneedling treatment. Depending on the areas treated, somewhere between three to six treatments are recommended. Those looking to treat stretch marks, severe sun damage, deep wrinkles or scarring may require more treatments. To ensure the safety of your skin, these treatments generally will be spaced out several weeks or even a month apart.

To schedule microneedling at BRC4AM, call 561-953-5490.

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