Microneedling Treatment Questions and Answers
Need help getting rid of acne, facial scars, or stretch marks? Microneedling is a treatment available that will help boost your appearance and confidence. YouthFill MD offers Microneedling, so talk to us today about its benefits. Visit us online to book an appointment. We have 2 convenient locations to serve you.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses tiny, sterilized needles to prick the skin on the face and body. By pricking the skin with these microneedles, the collagen and elastin below the skin’s surface is stimulated to increase production. As we age, collagen and elastin production naturally slows down. Through the process of microneedling, the skin can look younger, brighter and refreshed due to the increased production. Microneedling can help with skin issues such as acne, hair loss, dark spots on your skin, large pores, scars, stretch marks, reduced skin elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles and sun damage. As the treatment involves the skin getting pricked my needles and doesn’t use lasers, it is significantly less expensive than laser treatments. It can also work better for individuals who have darker skin tones as it doesn’t affect the skin’s pigmentation the way the heat from a laser treatment can. Your dermatologist can help you determine if microneedling is the best solution for your unique situation based on your skin type and the issues you are looking to improve.
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling works by using ultra-thin, sterilized needles to prick the surface of the skin in the affected areas of the face or body. The doctor or an associate of the doctor will first smooth a numbing cream onto the area to be treated so you don’t feel the tiny needle pricks. Once your skin is numb, the doctor or professional performing the treatment will perform the microneedling procedure. This involves a tool with tiny needles being rolled over the skin’s surface. This tool will leave tiny pinpricks in the area where it was applied to the skin. As you might expect, this can cause your skin to bleed as it is creating small punctures in the skin. With the pricks being so small the bleeding will stop after a short time but the doctor may put a cream on your skin to help soothe it. To help heal the skin, the body will naturally send collagen and elastin to the surface of the skin to patch it up, which increases overall production of collagen and elastin. The increased collagen at the skin’s surface will help to fill in wrinkles and fine lines, creating a smoother surface and complexion with the wrinkles fading.
How long will it take to heal?
Each person’s healing time varies, and this is no different. We all heal at different rates based on many factors within our own body’s systems. The healing time for microneedling procedures will depend on our own ability to heal, as well as how deep the needles were inserted into the skin during treatment. Healing can vary from a few days to a few weeks, with deeper needle pricks taking longer to heal. Microneedling can cause mild bruising or bleeding which will typically heal and fade after a few days, again depending on the depth of the pricks and your body’s natural ability to heal itself. As microneedling involves pricking the skin and creating a hole in the surface of the skin, although tiny, there is still a risk of scarring, particularly people who have had keloids, as well as infection although the risk is very low.
How can I book an appointment?
We will be happy to help you determine the best treatment for you to look and feel your best through one of our highly trained professionals. We offer a variety of treatments to help minimize the signs of aging and one of our Specialists will be able to walk you through the different treatments available, go through the pros and cons of each and explain what you can expect before, during and after your procedure. Appointments for a treatment at YouthFill MD Injectable Express can easily be booked online through our website or by giving us a call.
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