Considering how much your skin is exposed to — from the sun’s UV rays to chemicals in the air — it’s no surprise that this organ takes a hit. And while many skin changes are natural and no cause for alarm, you don’t have to attempt to grin and bear issues that bother you.
Whether you wish to look a bit younger or more rested, microneedling has a lot to offer. As a bonus, it’s far less invasive than cosmetic surgery and draws on natural processes in your skin.
Our aesthetics team at Next Direct Primary Care offers microneedling to invite the more radiant complexion you desire.
Read on to learn more about this skin rejuvenation treatment, including how it works and potential benefits you can look forward to.
Collagen is a protein that gives your skin a smooth, firm, and supple surface. As you age, your skin produces less collagen, which can lead to shallows, fine lines, and more visible scars. You also lose collagen by spending time in tanning beds or the sun without UV protection.
Microneedling addresses these issues by stimulating collagen production. We use small, sterilized needles to prick your skin — creating tiny micro-wounds — with the aim of increasing collagen levels.
While more research is needed and results vary, microneedling may bring a range of benefits, such as:
Sessions often take about 30 minutes, although your treatment may be shorter or longer, depending on your treatment goals and skin specifics. From there, we find that microneedling benefits unfold over several weeks.
Because microneedling is only minimally invasive, you can expect to get back to most of your daily activities immediately following treatment. But to make the most of your session, aim to stay well hydrated afterward.
You can also enhance your microneedling results by using an antioxidant, a cooling mask, or collagen-stimulating peptides.
At Next Direct Primary Care, we can recommend a skin care regimen that would be ideal for you, as well as when to consider scheduling your next microneedling treatment.
Although you may be satisfied after one or two treatments, research shows that moderate skin texture improvements appear after six sessions.