We are proud to provide patients in the Kansas City area with the safest and most effective treatments for common skin concerns. Microneedling is a popular procedure with adults of all ages. It takes less than an hour and can achieve outstanding results, especially when performed routinely. Whether you are interested in postponing the development of lines and wrinkles, want to lighten scars and reduce acne, or have begun to notice that your skin has lost its radiance and firmness, microneedling may be a great treatment to add to your routine.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Professional microneedling is an innovative treatment that is conducted with a small handpiece. The provider presses the handpiece against the skin to create microscopic punctures. The purpose is to create micro-injuries, injuries that are so small that they heal almost instantly but are enough to instigate a healing response. You may know that when you get a cut or scrape, your body produces collagen to heal the wound. Collagen and elastin are vital proteins that keep the skin firm and youthful. They heal discoloration, scars, and sun damage, and they offset the signs of aging, which is why microneedling can be an ideal treatment for just about anyone.
What Do I Do After Microneedling?
Most patients tolerate microneedling very well, with little discomfort and few side effects. We expect mild to moderate redness, swelling, dryness, and scaling as old cells slough off and the skin regenerates itself. These side effects resolve within a week or so. During that time, patients should be careful to avoid sun exposure, which can cause unnecessary inflammation after microneedling. Face-washing and moisturizing can continue, but you may be advised to temporarily switch to gentle, non-abrasive products until the minor side effects go away.
How Can Microneedling Improve My Skin?
Medical microneedling can help the skin in several ways. Because collagen and elastin are involved in so many skin health factors, this treatment is a good solution for people wanting to correct existing conditions and concerns and those looking to support ongoing dermatologic health. After microneedling, most people immediately notice the return of a healthy glow. As the skin heals, it looks smoother and feels softer. Pores often appear smaller, and scars lighten. With repeat treatments, we often see fine lines and wrinkles diminish, too.
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