Microneedling – How Does It Work?

One of the most common requests for dermatology services is reducing the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks. These skin conditions can be treated with a minimally invasive procedure called microneedling.

How Microneedling in Michigan Works

Microneedling in Michigan works to reduce the appearance of acne scarring and other skin conditions by reinvigorating the collagen production in your skin. Collagen production is renewed whenever your skin experiences some form of slight injury. Microneedling works by using tiny pinpricks along the surface of your skin to create artificial skin injuries and having the skin respond with greater collagen production. The resulting skin tissue that forms will appear more similar in tone and texture to your normal skin than the scar tissue.

The Procedure

Our technicians will use a handheld tool that creates tiny pinpricks so small that you will not be able to see them. The tool is used evenly across the treatmen tarea,so your skin will appear similar in tone. The procedure itself can be completed in as little as 30 minutes with topical anesthetics available to reduce any amountof pain you may experience.

Where to Use Microneedling

Microneedling is typically applied to areas on your face and specifically targets: acne scars, sun spots, wrinkles, large pores, and uneven skin tone. As mentioned,you can also use microneedling for stretch marks with the renewed collagen production effect it has.

Risks and Side Effects

Most cosmetic procedures may involve uncommon risks and side effects and microneedling is no different. Patients may typically experience minor skin irritation following microneedling which will fade within a few days. More uncommon risks may include bruising, peeling, and bleeding around the treated areas.

After the Procedure

Since microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure you will not need a significant recovery time. In fact, most patients require very little time to recover usually just involving skin irritation. Most patients can also return to work immediately following their procedure if they do not mind showing off the redness. Make sure to keep your skin out of direct sunlight and apply sunscreen when out and about. Multiple treatments may be used overtime to maintain the best results possible.

Microneedling at the Skin & Vein Center

If you are looking to reduce the appearance of your acne scarring or other skin conditions, contact the Skin & Vein Center today. Our no-obligation consultation will help determine if you are the perfect candidate for microneedling.

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