If you haven’t heard of microneedling yet, get ready to join the thousands of people who have been exposed to this amazing treatment that can take years from your appearance. At the Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT, we are experts at treating skin. We have provided many services to people just like you who would like to change the texture, appearance, and quality of their facial skin.
When you visit our facility, you will find a friendly staff ready to examine your skin issues and provide feedback about the best possible treatment options for you. If you’d like to eliminate lines and wrinkles, or if your skin tone is not what you’d like, you are probably a candidate for microneedling. We will teach you about this modern technique that uses your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Microneedling Treatment Schedule
The first step in your microneedling treatment is to visit us for an evaluation. We will talk to you about your problem areas and what kind of results you are hoping to see. We will also conduct an examination of your facial skin to determine what has caused these issues and the best way to approach treatment. We will assess how much treatment we believe you will need, and we will give you a plan for moving forward.
We will also ask you questions about medications you are taking and your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. We will ask about your lifestyle, such as whether you are a smoker and if you drink alcohol or take drugs. We will use this information to decide what type of treatment will be appropriate. We will also answer any questions you have about your eligibility or about the procedure itself.
First Treatment Appointment
The first time you come in for a treatment session you will see one of our caring professionals. We will make sure that your face is clean and free of any bacteria or oil. We will begin by applying a topical anesthetic that will keep you comfortable throughout your appointment. Then we will use a device that rolls across your skin and makes tiny injections with sterilized needles into the areas you want to target.
The purpose of the needle pricks is to stimulate your skin cell’s self-healing response. When the needles puncture your skin, your cells will begin a natural regeneration process. This process takes around 10 to 20 minutes.
The total number of treatment sessions you will need depends on the extent of the damage to your skin and the results you are hoping to get from the treatment. In most cases, you will need approximately 3 to 5 treatments to get the best results.
Your additional treatment appointments will be scheduled for around 4 to 6 weeks after the last treatment. This means that the initial series of sessions could take around 3 to 6 months.
After your treatments, you will see youthful, bright, revitalized skin. To keep your skin looking healthy and strong, you will want to come in for maintenance sessions. We will recommend a good time period to wait between maintenance sessions, but most people choose to return every 3 months to keep any new skin damage from becoming more intense.
Acne on the surface of your skin can be helped tremendously with this innovative approach to skincare. Breakouts of whiteheads, blackheads, and other types of comedonal acne can be decreased or eliminated. This is accomplished by triggering your skin cells to heal themselves and grow new, unblemished skin.
Dull, lifeless skin is the result of low moisture and low collagen production. When skin cells are rejuvenated, your skin will return to a youthful, vibrant glow.
Collagen is the material that makes skin elastic and supple, and collagen production decreases as people age. When skin cells are triggered to produce more collagen, skin becomes tighter, firmer, and able to bounce back. It also has a plumper, younger appearance.
Many people have scars on their faces because of previous breakouts or because of an injury. Microneedling is an effective way of getting rid of your scars or diminishing their intensity. The new material generated by the cells in your skin will allow the skin affected by your scars to be revitalized.
Fine lines and wrinkles are caused by excessive moments of the muscles around your features as well as deterioration of your skin. As you age, your skin stops producing hyaluronic acid and collagen that keeps skin youthful. When the healing properties of your skin cells are triggered, the cells begin to produce more collagen, and moisture is retained more efficiently.
Hyperpigmentation, or dark patches on the skin, is caused by damage from the sun and by the deterioration of the skin over time. You can remove these dark spots and splotches through microneedling treatments.
Uneven Skin Tone
The skin on your face may become uneven as it is exposed to harsh weather conditions and harmful rays from the sun. Your skin tone can also be affected by natural aging and illness. When your skin cells begin to heal, your facial tones become even and youthful. Your skin tone will be the same as it was many years ago.
How it Works
Your skin cells naturally produce collagen, a substance that gives skin its elastic qualities and helps to prevent sagging. Collagen also helps widened pores pull back into place and makes skin appear more supple. The microneedling process provides just enough damage to skin cells that they respond by turning on their regenerative abilities.
In turn, new, undamaged skin is created and cells begin to produce collagen at a faster rate. As your skin heals from the microinjections, the extra collagen creates elasticity and plump, youthful skin. In turn, you cut years from your appearance.
As your cells work to heal themselves from the needle pricks during the treatment, they also heal other damage like spots, acne, and scars. The rejuvenated skin is healthier and looks stronger than it did before. It is also free of spots, scars, and clogged pores that cause breakouts.
After your skin is regenerated and collagen production begins, something else happens after your treatment. Your skin also becomes more open to the absorption of facial products. This means that your moisturizer will work more efficiently, and your skin cells will be able to retain moisture for a longer period. Other skin care serums or creams will also be absorbed more easily into your skin, leaving you looking and feeling your best.
Quick and Simple
One of the biggest benefits of this treatment as opposed to other cosmetic alternatives is that it is completed very quickly. You will not need to spend hours in the office being prepared for treatment or going through the process.
You will not have to wait while lab tests are completed or while substances are removed from your blood or tissues. The treatment itself only takes around 10 to 20 minutes and there are no elaborate aftercare rituals to observe.
No Down Time
This is a minimally invasive treatment that does not involve recovery time or downtime afterward. You will not have to take time off of work or miss important events or activities following the procedure. You will simply follow the medical team’s instructions about applying any protective creams or serums, and you will avoid exposing your unprotected skin to the sun.
You will be able to go back to work or resume your regular activities as soon as your appointment is over. There is no rest time required.
This is not a type of cosmetic facial treatment that needs to be performed in a hospital or surgical clinic. This is a simple process that can be done in our office. You will not need to spend time in a care facility or recover from a surgical procedure.
Microneedling is one of the safest treatments for cosmetic facial skin issues because it is based on triggering your body’s natural healing response. Your body will not be introduced to harsh chemicals or substances that could cause an allergic reaction or rejection.
There are devices you can use at home that say they provide the same results as an in-office treatment. We do not recommend these products because they have not been found to be safe and efficient. When you have the treatment done in our office, you will know that the needles and equipment have been sterilized, so harmful bacteria cannot enter your body. There is no way of knowing this with home treatments
When it is performed by a skilled, trained professional, this treatment has been found to be highly effective at removing scars, spots, and fine lines as well as creating bright, youthful skin with an even tone. Home treatments cannot provide this level of efficiency because they cannot go deep enough into the skin to make a real difference.
Knowing that your skin looks incredible will naturally raise your confidence levels. You may discover that you are more successful at work and in your personal relationships because you feel good about the way you look. No one will be able to tell that you have had treatments performed, but they will notice your bright glow and youthful appearance.
Preparing for Treatment
You should avoid exposing your skin directly to the sun in the weeks before your treatment appointment. This is because we will want you to avoid any additional skin damage such as burns.
We will give you a list of medications that you should stop taking prior to your appointment. For example, anti-inflammatory patients can make the treatment less effective because natural inflammation is part of the skin rejuvenation process.
There are certain skincare products that you will need to avoid using before you come in for your appointment. These include retinoids, certain acne treatments, and serums with acid.
Your New Look
This transformational cosmetic therapy is relatively new to the world of facial treatments, but it has already become extremely popular because is it so effective. Patients are seeing unblemished, gorgeous, shining skin every day, and they are motivated to maintain those results because they are so happy with the way they look. You can have that self-confidence and beauty as well.
Contact us today at the Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT to schedule a consultation with one of our professionals. We want to talk to you about how we can give you clear, amazing skin at any age. To really understand the results you can see, this is a treatment you need to experience for yourself. Come visit us and let us tell you what we can do for you.