Time, gravity, and sun damage can all take a toll on our skin. At The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH, we’re pleased to offer a range of versatile treatments to help our clients find the right fit for their needs. Today, we’re going to focus on answering some questions you may have about microneedling, which can be used to boost your natural collagen production and encourage smooth, healthy skin.
How Does Microneedling Work?
The Ultimate Exfoliation
As skin gets older, it loses its ability to stay on top of new, healthy skin cell production. The natural decrease in collagen levels doesn’t help matters either. Microneedling can give your skin the boost it needs to restart a healthy skin renewal process.
We will use a handheld tool called a derma roller, which has tiny needles on it, and gently guide it across the surface of your skin. This process helps clear the pores and triggers the body’s natural healing response. The result should be a powerful boost in collagen and elastin production, which will help firm up and smooth your skin.
This treatment can help reduce the appearance of various skin concerns, like scars, enlarged pores, and wrinkles. Since the results rely on your body’s healing response, you should look like you simply took a step back in time and got the best beauty sleep of your life. Many clients start to notice benefits as early as two to three days after their treatment.
If there’s something specific you want to improve, like acne scars, a treatment series may be a good idea. Each session can help bring you closer to your aesthetic goals. During a consultation, we can talk over your goals and help you decide if either a single or multiple treatment could be the right call.
What Can It Treat?
When it comes to facial scars, acne is a big culprit. Even after our battles with acne have died down, they can leave scars that may last anywhere from months to many years. Many of these scars are either raised or indented, which affects skin texture and makes the scars difficult to cover with makeup.
The face is a very common area to treat, but you could consider treating other areas as well. For instance, stretch marks are a type of scar that commonly appears on the arms, legs, and stomach. By encouraging new skin production, this treatment can help reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines can start appearing as early as the 20s. They can be dynamic, which means they’re caused by movement or static lines that permanently rest on the face. As the lines deepen over time, they can turn into wrinkles. Since this treatment helps firm up the skin and give it a regenerative boost, it can help fade and smooth out both fine lines and wrinkles.
Pores can’t actually grow, but they can get stretched out by gravity or when they’re clogged. This treatment can treat both possible causes at once. By increasing collagen, microneedling can help your skin fight back against gravity and firm up again. By thoroughly exfoliating your pores, it can also make sure that any stubborn debris is cleared out so the pores can reduce in size.
Many people love laying out in the summer sun. If you’re not careful about protecting your skin, you could be setting yourself up for sun damage. Sun damage can lead to premature aging, which can show up as early wrinkles, uneven skin texture, sun spots, or red spots on the nose and cheeks.
Patients who notice these symptoms may be discouraged, thinking the damage is irreversible. Thankfully, there are things we can do to help your skin heal. Encouraging skin rejuvenation can actually help your skin recover from sun damage and reclaim a healthy glow.
Uneven Skin Tone
Patches of redness or coarse skin are especially common around the nose, forehead, chin, or cheeks. That said, it can pop up anywhere on the face, or on other parts of the body. Whether you want to improve your skin texture or even out your skin tone, this treatment can be very helpful.
Microneedling is very versatile. It can be combined with other treatments, and it can be used for a wide range of issues. If you have a skin concern you’d like to treat and you don’t see it included on our list, feel free to contact us with your questions. We can let you know if this treatment, or one of our many others, would be a good option.
What Benefits Can It Offer?
Life is busy, and most people don’t want to lose a lot of time over their cosmetic treatments. This treatment is particularly fast, with most appointments taking around 30 minutes. A smaller area may take even less time. The efficiency of this treatment even makes it easier to schedule a treatment series with our patients, as they’ll be able to easily slide their appointments into their packed schedules.
With no required downtime, you don’t have to worry about sacrificing more time than necessary. This is one reason microneedling is considered a “lunch break treatment.”
Some patients are hesitant to seek out dermal fillers or injectables and prefer to look into more natural options. While this treatment can be combined with others, it can also be very effective on its own. If you’re looking for a solution that’s easy on your skin and works with your body’s natural healing abilities, this could be a great option.
We have the experience and education necessary to carry out this treatment properly. The welfare of our patients is our highest priority. We want you to be able to enjoy great results and peace of mind at the same time. That’s why if you have any concerns at all, we’d be happy to go over them with you and give you a clear idea of what you can expect.
We also know everyone and their needs are individual. We treat a wide range of conditions and pride ourselves in our ability to find treatments that work well for each patient’s unique needs. By making sure your health and your needs come first, we have the best chance of pairing you with the right solution.
A lot of patients worry about their results looking artificial when they seek out cosmetic treatments. Since this treatment works with your body, it’s able to produce significant benefits while still looking very natural. It is simply a way to help your skin achieve a healthy, youthful glow so you can look and feel your best.
Exfoliating can be helpful to add to your skincare routine, but you have to be careful when you exfoliate at home. Some people aren’t able to exfoliate well enough to unclog their pores, while others risk overdoing it and damaging their skin.
This treatment is the ultimate exfoliation technique. We can work with your skin’s needs to help you get the most out of your results while protecting your skin at the same time.
Whether you’re struggling with wrinkles, texture issues, or acne scars, these can all take a toll on your confidence. We want our clients to feel comfortable in their skin, and helping their skin feel and look healthier is a great place to start. If you find yourself wanting to feel more confident, we would be happy to talk about your goals so we can help you reach them.
The benefits of boosting collagen have been touted for a long time now. There are many over-the-counter products that claim to boost collagen. Unfortunately, these products aren’t always effective, especially when compared to stimulating collagen directly. Since microneedling is able to encourage collagen production throughout the various layers of your skin, it can provide powerful results that last for months.
Collagen and elastin both work together as “building blocks” for your skin. Collagen helps your skin stay hydrated, firm, and smooth. Elastin helps your skin retain that youthful elasticity and texture. Boosting both at the same time is especially helpful, and that’s exactly what this treatment can do.
Ready for the Next Step?
The benefits this treatment delivers are impressive, but the best way to know if it’s a good fit for you is to come in for an evaluation. Contact us at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH, today to schedule your consultation.