Do you notice fine lines and wrinkles forming? Are you beginning to experience loose skin? Do acne breakouts keep you from enjoying your appearance? If so, there’s an all-in-one skin treatment available to boost collagen levels, rejuvenate elasticity, and create a clearer, smoother appearance. At Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT, we’re proud to offer microneedling for all your skincare needs and cosmetic goals.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a fairly recent addition to the skincare world, but it has proven its value with a simple treatment process, easy recovery, and excellent results for the majority of patients. During this treatment, a handheld device with tiny, sterile needles is used to create small, puncture-like micro-wounds in the skin. This process triggers your body’s healing processes and results in more collagen growth, a smoother surface, and a brand-new glow.
With a topical anesthetic, this treatment is virtually painless. On average, it takes just 45 minutes to complete an appointment. Zero downtime is required during recovery, and results become visible within the first week of treatment. Once fully developed, these results last between four to six weeks and can be enhanced with regular follow-up treatments and combination treatments or products.
How Does It Work?
Following a brief consultation with our doctor, your first appointment will begin with our staff member numbing the target areas with a topical anesthetic. They will then use the microneedling device to begin moving across the target skin. As the needles create micro-wounds, your body instantly sends signals to flood the impacted areas with healing and structural proteins like collagen to repair the damage.
After your appointment, you should notice your skin’s overall appearance improve over the next one to two weeks. Fine lines and wrinkles may become less noticeable, and new collagen will help lift the skin and correct mild skin laxity.
Active acne breakouts and even acne scarring can be significantly improved with regular treatments to continue the healing process. 8-12 weeks after your first treatment, you can return to follow-up appointments as desired.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
If you are an adult who wants to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin, this treatment is an excellent option to consider! Ideal candidates have generally healthy skin and may experience concerns such as mild to moderate lines and wrinkles, mild skin laxity, acne scars, uneven skin tone, and more.
This treatment can be effectively used for patients of all ages and is safe for most skin types and tones. You may not be an ideal candidate if you have extremely sensitive skin or if you experience an infection or irritation in the target treatment area prior to your first appointment.
Our doctor can help you determine whether this treatment is right for you during your initial consultation. Microneedling is a perfect treatment for patients who want to start a journey to brighter, healthier skin.