Many people would like a younger looking complexion as they age, but don’t want to resort to surgery. Microneedling is a relatively new innovation in non-invasive, aesthetic medicine for treating fine lines, acne scars, brown spots, enlarged pores, and overall improvement of the skin’s appearance. Not only can it be an alternative to surgery, it can be done on areas of the skin that may not be suitable for peeling or laser resurfacing, such as around the eyes and mouth, the hands, and chest.
How Is Microneedling Done?
During the microneedling procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled, very small or micro injuries to the skin. This triggers the body to fill these areas by producing collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles. Automated microneedling also creates superficial micro-channels, which allows topical serums and creams to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. For best results, it is recommended to complete a series of 3 treatments separated 1 month apart.
What To Expect During and Right After Microneedling
Treatments take about 20-30 minutes. The needles are very tiny so there is pain will be very minimal. You can also have numbing cream applied to minimize any pain during the procedure. Expect to have some redness afterward; this will fade within a few hours. Your face will peel for about 4-5 days after treatment. However, the peeling can be well controlled with a hydrating moisturizer. Makeup can be applied following treatment as well.
The microneedling device that we use at our CT offices is Collagen P.I.N., the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market. At ASC, our Skincare specialists and Dermatology doctors and specialists perform microneedling and other non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels, hydrafacials, Intense Pulse Light and LED Red and Blue Light therapies. We have offices in the Fairfield County towns of Danbury, Norwalk and Ridgefield.