Creating a controlled injury at the surface layers of the skin is actually one of the most effective and least invasive ways to address a broad range of aesthetic issues. Micro-needling is currently a very popular way to incite a controlled skin injury in areas with enlarged pores, dark spots, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, age spots and other cosmetic problems. Micro-needling can help you achieve evenly toned and more youthful-looking skin overall.
During these procedures, a special tool that is fitted with tiny micro-needles is passed across the treatment area. The needles penetrate the skin and produce tiny puncture wounds. The body responds to the creation of these micro-injuries by instantly increasing circulation to the affected area, thereby delivering additional oxygen and nutrients to support advanced healing. Collagen and elastin production is expedited as well, as is the formation of new skin cells. Over time, old, damaged skin cells are gradually replaced by healthy, new ones. Moreover, increased collagen production gives the treated skin a far more pliable and supple appearance.
Unlike a more invasive cosmetic procedure, micro-needling is not designed to provide immediate results. In fact, most patients actually require multiple micro-needling treatments in order to achieve their individual cosmetic goals. With each procedure being spaced a set amount of time apart, it is often possible to see marked reductions in moderate acne scars, melasma, stretch marks, fine lines and other issues within just months. However, it all depends on the unique situation.
Following your micro-needling procedure at our office, you will need to minimize sun exposure. During the very formative stages of the healing process, the dermis will be much more susceptible to sunburns. As such, we will make sure to provide you with aftercare instructions regarding healing for optimal results.
We warmly invite you to schedule a consultation at VITAHL Medical Aesthetics to get all the facts about micro-needling. With offices in Denver and Chicago, our team is at the ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have about this innovative treatment. Contact us today to book an appointment to learn more information!