Your skin health is extremely important. When your skin isn’t healthy, it shows. You may develop unwanted dark spots on your skin, and you might notice your skin wrinkle and sag. Fortunately, keeping your skin healthy and beautiful is easy with microneedling at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL near Ottawa and Princeton. To find out whether this treatment is right for you, keep reading to discover some of the benefits of this treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
It Can Help With Acne Problems
One of the most compelling microneedling benefits is that it can help with acne problems. For example, inducing extra collagen production in an area of concern results in an incredible amount of cellular turnover. One effect of this is that acne scars can be erased. However, you should keep in mind that you may need around half of a dozen treatments to achieve this effect fully. Also, this treatment can erase other types of scars, like:
- Surgical scars
- Stretch marks
- Burn scars
Note, this treatment is not only used to eliminate acne scars and other types of scars. It can also be used to mitigate the risk of certain types of acne outbreaks. Specifically, whitehead and blackhead outbreaks are usually caused when your skin produces too much sebum, a pretty important oil that often benefits your skin. Collagen induction therapy moderates your skin’s production of sebum. It also shrinks and unclogs pores, making topical preventatives more effective.
It Can Help Reverse the Signs of Aging
Microneedling, otherwise known as collagen induction therapy, can also be used to reverse the signs of aging. Most of the time, when your skin wrinkles, it is due to a significant lack of collagen. Since this treatment increases collagen production, it will erase wrinkles over time. Again, you may need multiple treatment sessions to achieve your desired results. However, they are achievable. Collagen induction therapy can also be used to tighten loose, sagging skin.
It Can Reverse Sun Damage
Another incredibly compelling benefit of collagen induction therapy is that it can eliminate UV damage. For example, you can erase sun spots and treat other forms of hyperpigmentation with this treatment. We will advise you on how many sessions you can expect to need to achieve your desired results during your initial consultation. This depends on several factors, including the severity of your cosmetic concerns and your age.
It Is Safe for Most Adults
Yet another very compelling benefit of this treatment is that it is safe for most adults. The microneedling device is made up of dozens of tiny needles that safely and effectively puncture the fibroblasts in your skin. This non-invasive gentle treatment is suitable for the most sensitive skin even in clients with rosacea and atopic dermatitis.
Just keep in mind that it is essential you get treated at a medical spa. There are dermal rollers you can buy online, but they are neither safe nor effective. There is a significant chance you will hurt yourself or get a skin infection, and there is not a significant chance you will be able to get the results you want.
It Is Easy to Prepare for
Due to the non-invasive nature of this treatment, you do not need to do a lot to prepare for it. With that being said, it is highly advisable that you don’t smoke or drink alcohol in the days leading up to your treatment session. These substances can elevate your blood pressure. Furthermore, alcohol causes your body to flush out crucial hydration and micronutrients. It is important to come in for your appointment well-nourished and hydrated.
It is also important that you don’t take any blood-thinning drugs or supplements for about 24 hours prior to your collagen induction therapy session. You will also want to wear sunscreen diligently, minimize UV exposure as much as possible, and avoid hair removal methods or other cosmetic treatments that can cause skin irritation. You will need to reschedule your treatment if you are suffering from skin irritation at the time of your appointment.
It Provides Long-Lasting Results
Collagen is an extremely durable mesh-like protein. Once your body produces it, the highly supportive substance will stick around for quite a while. Individual experiences vary based on several factors, including your age, overall skin health, and lifestyle choices. That said, you can generally expect to not need touch-up sessions for at least three to six months.
There are a couple of notable exceptions, though. One example is you can expect the results of scar removal to be permanent. On the other side of the same coin, you may need to come in monthly for pore reduction.
The Bottom Line
There are a number of benefits brought to the table by microneedling. It induces extra collagen production in the treatment areas which results in extra cellular turnover and rejuvenation. If you think you could benefit from your skin producing more collagen, you’re probably a good candidate for this treatment. Find out for sure by scheduling an appointment with us today at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL.