While our goal is to maintain our youthful appearance, the sad reality is that’s often can appear in the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, loose, sagging skin, and an overall dull appearance. Fortunately, those dealing with the effects of the aging process can benefit from a cosmetic procedure known as Microneedling.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that helps minimize the signs of aging, improve the appearance of acne scars and rejuvenate aging skin.

Microneedling creates thousands of portals in the skin painlessly. The pen vibrates and has multiple needles (like a tiny jack hammer) at 8,500 times per minute! Multiply that by twelve small needles and you can see that Microneedling can provide an amazing stimulation of collagen production without causing harm to the surrounding skin.

As an added benefit, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) can be used topically during microneedling to further stimulate new collagen and blood flow, creating a smoother, healthier texture and color which would be called a Vampire facial.

How Microneedling Works

The microneedling process involves making microscopic punctures to increase the skin’s production of collagen. Collagen is an essential building block of the skin and helps to keep it strong and elastic. Boosting one’s collagen production can help ensure that the skin maintains its smooth luster for a long time to come.

It’s important to note that microneedling provides results that can be seen over a period of time. The procedure does provide some immediate benefits, but the full results are seen as your body begins to produce more collagen.

Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling is a safe and highly effective cosmetic treatment that can provide stunning results without the use of highly invasive surgical methods. The procedure can help stimulate your skin’s growth factors to repair itself naturally and can be safely implemented on a wide variety of skin types. There’s no discrimination with microneedling and patients experience beautiful, long-lasting results.

Microneedling Candidates

Microneedling is ideally suited for patients who want to rejuvenate the look and feel of their skin but have no interest in undergoing highly invasive surgical techniques. If you’ve been struggling with the signs of aging and want nothing more than to reclaim your youthful look, then this may be the right choice for you. Patients should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations.

During your consultation at Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery, Jo Ann Coker, NP-C will perform an examination of your skin and your current state of health to determine if you are a good fit for the procedure.

Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACS

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
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