Refresh Your Skin for Spring with Microneedling

Refresh Your Skin for Spring with Microneedling

It’s hard to go on Instagram without having come across one or another celebrity touting the virtues of microneedling. But what exactly is the procedure and how does it rejuvenate your appearance?

Microneedling: The perfect reset

Also called collagen induction therapy, microneedling has been a go-to cosmetic treatment for men and women looking to improve their skin’s quality and appearance without invasive treatments. Where other traditional rejuvenation procedures rely on chemicals or lasers to remove damaged skin cells from the skin’s surface, microneedling uses extremely small needles.

During the procedure, a device covered in these tiny needles is applied to different parts of the skin, creating micro-trauma on the skin’s surface. In response to these tiny wounds, the skin cells begin the process of healing the area, which kickstarts new collagen development. As a result of the new collagen production, blemishes like scarring and wrinkles begin to fade away, leaving patients with clearer, smoother and firmer-looking skin. At some state-of-the-art practices, microneedling is combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy – an innovative procedure that helps accelerate the healing process even more.

The Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling isn’t just another skin rejuvenation procedure. As the treatment leverages your body’s own natural healing response, it helps refresh your appearance in a way that looks natural. Consider just a few reasons why our patients love microneedling:

Collagen induction therapy can be used on many signs of aging

Many of the tell-tale signs of aging can be boiled down to one culprit- diminished collagen production. By kickstarting the body’s long-term collagen production capabilities, microneedling has become a reliable method of treating many signs of aging. Patients with wrinkles, acne scars, blemishes, and fine lines have found that repeated microneedling sessions can turn back the clock on looking older.

Microneedling opens a direct channel for important treatments

While microneedling can provide significant results on its own, it can also be combined with topical creams and serums for even better results. As this form of skin rejuvenation creates direct access to deeper skin layers, microneedling is often combined with topical solutions to help maximize their effectiveness.

Microneedling helps patients look younger, without the knife

It’s not uncommon for patients to be on the fence about undergoing more comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatments. Like many other cosmetic procedures, some patients are anxious about the risks tied to undergoing serious treatments. As microneedling only uses sterile needles, the treatment is minimally invasive. For many, the procedure is also an excellent alternative before turning to surgery or laser rejuvenation.

What to Expect During Your Appointment

Microneedling sessions are an outpatient procedure that can be completed in just about an hour long visit. At the start of the appointment, a numbing agent is applied for patient comfort and the treatment area is thoroughly cleansed. Once ready, our New Orleans dermatologist will gently begin applying the microneedling device across your skin in an even application pattern.

Aside from the use of miniature needles to help stimulate this response, the treatment is non-invasive and requires much less recovery than other treatments. While it is recommended that patients head home after their appointment, most can return to their routine by the next day. After the initial swelling and redness have disappeared, patients can notice a difference in their appearance in the first few weeks following treatment. Additionally, as the body continues to create collagen to heal the area, these results can continue to improve for weeks following your final session. For the best results, we recommend scheduling a package of 3-4 treatments performed monthly.

Start Spring Refreshed at Etre

Welcome spring and its warm weather feeling totally refreshed and confident in your appearance. Call Etre Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center today to schedule your microneedling appointment with our New Orleans dermatologist today.

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