Collagen and elastin are essential for beautiful skin, but as you age, your body doesn’t produce as much of these two proteins, and lines and wrinkles form. The skin is slower to heal itself, and cellular turnover isn’t as quick or effective as it used to be, and your skin and your body need a little outside help to rejuvenate and renew themselves. At Aesthetics Anti-Aging Center in Macon, GA, we offer microneedling, a treatment that will help transform your skin.
By inducing collagen and elastin production, this treatment will help renew the skin from the inside out. It’s minimally invasive, painless, and is a completely natural way to target not only the signs of aging but those stubborn skin imperfections that you haven’t been able to treat with products alone.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. It works by stimulating the body’s natural healing response to increase collagen and elastin and production in the treatment area. It uses hair-thin needles, which are repetitively inserted into the skin of the treatment area to create micro-channels, which the body views as tiny injuries.
Once the skin is injured, the body responds by flooding the area with collagen and elastin production. Collagen production takes approximately 12 weeks to reach its peak, but when it does, you will see an improvement in your most troublesome problem areas and skin imperfections. There are different devices used to deliver microneedling treatment during an in-office treatment, but some devices are more effective than others.
Collagen and Elastin Induction Therapy
When we perform microneedling treatments, we use a device that contains 11 microneedles. These needles are perfectly spaced within the device to effectively perforate the upper dermis, which is the top layer of your skin, and the very top layer of the dermis, your deeper layer of skin. Once these needles penetrate the skin, the body will begin to repair the injuries by increasing the total amount of collagen and elastin in the area.
What Does It Treat?
This treatment is designed to treat many different skin conditions and improve skin imperfections. It can help improve skin laxity by creating firmer skin that is more elastic. It will also help soften and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It helps treat large pores by minimizing their appearance and increasing circulation to the skin to address skin dullness and uneven texture.
It can also improve the appearance of acne scars and surgical scars on both the face and other areas of the body. It can also help treat pigmentation issues in the skin like melasma and brown spots, help restore hair growth by healing inactive hair follicles, and will help improve the appearance of stretch marks.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
You will benefit from one treatment, but you may need a few sessions to achieve your desired results. During an initial consultation, we can review your goals, examine your skin condition, and create a customized treatment plan for your needs. Every patient is different, but everyone can benefit from this treatment. It delivers plumper skin and helps create a more even skin tone.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
When you undergo a microneedling session, your results will appear gradually. Any treatment that requires the body to produce a healing response takes time, and this treatment is no different. Collagen and elastin production can take up to 12 weeks from its initiation until the point that you begin to notice visible results, but it can happen sooner. Your skin will feel tighter and firmer after initial treatment and will only continue to improve as the weeks pass.
What Is the DermaPen?
The derma pen is an effective and FDA-approved skin needling device that helps improve the skin by creating micro-injuries. This treatment will create tiny injuries that force the body to repair itself. It helps rejuvenate the skin by increasing collagen and elastin production with minimal downtime.
What Areas Can It Treat?
The Dermapen is most often used on the face, but it can also treat the body. If you have areas of the body where you want to improve the skin, you can schedule treatments, and we will use the Dermapen to help you achieve all of your skincare goals. This device can be used on the face, chest, hands, neck, and essentially any area of the body that needs improvement and rejuvenation.
What Are the Benefits of the Dermapen?
There are many different devices that are approved to treat the skin in an office setting, so why the Dermapen? We’ve chosen the Dermapen to treat our patients for many reasons, but primarily because it is the best and most effective device on the beauty market.
A Sanitary Device
When you choose to undergo a skincare treatment, it’s important that you feel confident that the conditions of the treatment and the device are sanitary and you won’t be at risk for cross-contamination. This device uses disposable needles, so you can rest assured that the needles used during your treatment will be for your skin and yours alone. This helps ensure a safe, sanitary, and no-risk treatment.
A Customizable Treatment
Another benefit of this device is that it creates a customizable treatment. The needles are adjustable, so we can reach certain depths as needed to effectively penetrate the skin to help you achieve your goals. Certain areas of the face require deeper needle penetration to achieve certain goals, while more sensitive areas, like the eyes and lips, may not require the same depth.
The Most Advanced Device
The Dermapen is the most advanced device on the beauty market for many reasons, one of them being that it can easily target those hard-to-reach areas that need treatment. The nose, under-eye area, and the lips can be difficult to target, but the Dermapen can treat these areas with ease.
Whether you have undereye circles, pigmentation issues above and around your lips, or want to reduce the appearance of the pores on your nose, this device will help treat all of these areas.
It Helps Address Scar Tissue
Scar tissue comes in different shapes and sizes. Still, one thing remains: scar tissue, especially when located in a highly visible area, is difficult to treat and can affect both your appearance and your confidence. During treatment, the Dermapen needles are inserted vertically, which helps address scar tissue and increase collagen production to the scar. The body produces more collagen in the scar to help plump the area and make it appear more even.
It’s a Painless Treatment
During this treatment, you won’t feel a thing. Before we begin, we’ll apply a topical numbing cream to your treatment area, and once the entire area becomes numb, we will begin the microneedling process. You will feel the gentle vibration of the needles as they pass across your skin, but you won’t experience any discomfort or pain.
There’s No Downtime
This device gives you a controlled and consistent treatment so that you can achieve all of your desired results. As a benefit, not only will you get some amazing results, but you won’t have to worry about recovery. When you undergo treatment with the Dermapen, you won’t have to plan around any downtime.
You can resume your normal daily activities, but you won’t have to take time off work.
The Aftercare Is Minimal
You will need to follow a few instructions on how to care for your treatment area so that you can get the best results possible. You will typically be asked to avoid sun exposure since your skin will be extra sensitive, especially to UV rays, right after the treatment is complete.
Also, you should avoid touching your skin at the treatment site and avoid applying makeup for at least 24 hours after your appointment. Drinking plenty of water and applying moisturizer consistently after your treatment will help keep the area hydrated and nourished.
Who Is a Candidate?
Anyone who wants to improve the appearance of the skin and target problematic skin conditions is a candidate for microneedling. Most patients can safely undergo this treatment without any risk because it uses a natural process to improve the skin and doesn’t involve the application of harsh products that contain chemicals or ingredients that could result in an allergic reaction.
You Want Better Skin
If you don’t have bad skin, and you just want to make your good skin even better, you will reach all of your goals when you undergo this treatment. Not only does it make bad skin better, but it helps good skin get one step closer to perfection. Regular treatment will help continuously combat the aging process, act as a preventative treatment against lines and wrinkles, and keep your skin looking fresh and youthful.
You’re Not Ready for Invasive Treatments
If fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging have come to define your face, this treatment can help lighten those lines and wrinkles and reduce the signs of aging. Some patients aren’t ready to undergo invasive treatments to combat aging, so this treatment provides a perfect alternative that works.
You Have Skin Imperfections
From treating acne scars to stretch marks, this treatment can do it all. Acne scars and stretch marks are very difficult to treat with topical products. Even if those products promise to be miracle workers, they rarely, if ever, work.
This treatment will induce collagen production and help fill acne scars and stretch marks to help them better blend with the rest of your skin. You can also treat the most stubborn skin imperfections like hyperpigmentation and other skin discolorations.
Who Isn’t a Candidate?
There are some individuals who should avoid this treatment temporarily for safety reasons. Individuals who are taking anticoagulants or blood thinners may not qualify for treatment. Additionally, those with rosacea, those who are diabetic, and those with active skin infections will not qualify for treatment. We will confirm that this treatment is a safe choice for you before moving forward and scheduling your appointment during your consultation.
Rejuvenate Your Skin
The aging process cannot be stopped, but you can take the necessary steps to protect your skin from premature aging. If you’re ready to target your most problematic skin conditions and imperfections in a simple and minimally invasive treatment, we can help create the perfect treatment plan for your needs and help you reach all of your skin goals. Contact us today at Aesthetics Anti-Aging Center in Macon, GA and schedule your initial consultation.