If you suffer from scars, wrinkles, or skin discoloration (like melasma), Microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy ) has emerged as a reliable non-ablative and non-invasive alternative for treating those who are concerned with changes to their skin that result from injury, disease, or aging.
The technology behind the procedure is straightforward and shows promising results for most patients.
How it works.
Microneedling works by encouraging the skin to produce more collagen. The pinpricks from the sterile micro needles pressed into the skin cause a slight injury to the skin, which in turn causes it to respond by making new collagen-rich tissue. The new tissue that is produced is more even in tone and texture.
Also, the pinpricks or microchannels let the skin absorb ingredients applied topically, which improves the effectiveness of skincare products.
The length of the microneedles.
Microneedling is considered safe but is very technique dependent. There is a potential risk to do long-term damage to your skin in inexperienced hands. So, find a provider who has been well-trained in the procedure and can show you before and after photos with excellent results.
During the procedure, the technician will small pricks under the skin with a pen-like tool. This tool will be moved evenly across the skin so that new skin rejuvenation will be even, too.
The pen-like tool, used by a professional, comes with several different needle sizes, and each length is used for a different function. For treating acne and other scars, a needle length of 1.5–2 mm is usually used. When microneedling is used to treat aging skin and wrinkles, a needle length of 0.5 mm or 1.0 mm is recommended.
Before getting started, the technician will apply a numbing agent to the skin to reduce the chances of pain. Active time for the procedure can take approximately 30 minutes. There is no downtime, and patients can resume their normal activities that day.
At Spa Sydell Integrative Aesthetics, our Microneedling specialists will develop a custom treatment plan that addresses the unique needs of your body and meets your personal goals. Call us today at 404-255-7727 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how Microneedling can reveal beautiful skin.