For most adults, skin concerns like wrinkles and uneven texture multiply with age due to the gradual collagen loss your body experiences as you mature. At Sood Center, our aestheticians address these skin concerns and more with a collagen-boosting treatment known as SkinPen microneedling.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an FDA-approved, non-surgical cosmetic treatment that aims to deliver a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance to the face.
The SkinPen microneedling device contains 14 sterilized, surgical-grade microneedles. During treatment, these microneedles rapidly penetrate the top layers of your skin to create 1,600 microchannels per second. The creation of microchannels triggers your body’s natural healing response and increases collagen and elastin production. As the microchannels heal, they fill in with healthy, collagen-rich tissue that gives your skin a more balanced, younger-looking appearance.
Benefits of Microneedling
SkinPen microneedling provides numerous benefits that attract a wide variety of people interested in achieving younger-looking skin. But not all of the benefits of microneedling are purely aesthetic.
Softens Fine Lines, Wrinkles, and Scars
Microneedling is best known for its ability to gently fade the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring on the face. Fine lines and wrinkles primarily result from collagen loss. Microneedling allows you to address the concern at the source and target the areas most affected by collagen loss to help restore a youthful glow to your skin.
Other causes of scarring include injury, surgery, or persistent acne. Scar tissue tends to look different from normal skin because your body has to work overtime to replace and heal damaged tissue. Since your body is forced to work quickly, it deposits the new tissue fibers in a slightly different pattern than it normally would.
Microneedling is particularly good at treating acne scars. But no matter what caused your scarring, microneedling can help minimize its appearance.
By creating microchannels directly on top of the scar tissue, microneedling encourages cellular turnover and collagen formation in these areas. This activity helps gradually replace damaged tissue with normal, healthy skin.
Corrects Uneven Skin Texture and Tone
As you get older, a number of things can cause you to have an uneven skin tone, including hormones, excessive sun exposure, and acne. A bumpy, rough, or uneven skin texture is another common concern among mature adults. Luckily, microneedling can address both uneven skin tone and texture.
Microneedling can help treat a wide variety of concerns relating to your skin tone, including sun damage, age spots, melasma, rosacea, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Microneedling can also smooth out textural problems to leave you with a fresher, smoother face.
Offers a Non-Surgical Option
In addition to its aesthetic benefits, one of the biggest benefits of microneedling is that it is non-surgical. The SkinPen microneedling procedure is simple and only takes about 30 to 60 minutes to complete. You remain awake and comfortable for the duration of the procedure.
Since microneedling is non-surgical, it comes with significantly less downtime and a shorter recovery period than surgical options.
Microneedling Can Be Combined with Other Treatments
Further adding to its convenience, microneedling can combine with other skin treatments to create a synergistic effect and enhance the results of both treatments. SkinPen microneedling is often combined with dermaplaning to help clear your pores, provide a deeper level of skin rejuvenation, and prevent new acne scarring.
But the most popular combination is marrying SkinPen microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to create a unique treatment known as a Vampire Facial. PRP is a liquid solution with high concentrations of growth factors that are extracted from a small sample of your blood.
Applying the PRP solution directly into the same channels created by the SkinPen microneedling device increases the absorption rate and can help boost the regeneration process started by microneedling.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Most adults who want to improve the appearance of their skin are good candidates for SkinPen microneedling. This treatment is appropriate for men and women of all ages. However, microneedling is not recommended for anyone with a history of keloid scarring.
The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for microneedling is to schedule a one-on-one consultation to review your medical history and discuss your cosmetic goals.
What Is the Recovery Like?
Since microneedling is completely non-surgical, the recovery time is minimal. Most people feel like themselves and return to work the next day. However, there is still a recovery process you must be mindful of.
After your microneedling treatment, your skin will be more vulnerable to sun damage. As such, you should avoid direct sunlight as much as possible for at least ten days after your treatment. If you must go into the sun, you should use proper protection, including strong sunscreen. You should also avoid applying any kind of makeup for at least 12 hours after your microneedling treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
SkinPen microneedling is a revolutionary treatment that can address numerous cosmetic concerns.
If you are ready to take advantage of its many benefits, the first step is to schedule a SkinPen microneedling consultation with our aestheticians at Sood Center.
Contact our offices today to book your personalized consultation.