A facelift isn’t your only option for firmer, tighter skin. The dermatology team at the Idaho Skin Institute offers a variety of non-surgical treatments, such as microneedling, to reduce wrinkles at the office in Chubbuck, Idaho. Microneedling is a minimally invasive technique that stimulates the production of collagen to tighten your skin and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Call to schedule an appointment at the Idaho Skin Institute today to learn more about the benefits of microneedling or book online now.
Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that creates micro-wounds in the skin through tiny pinpricks. This technique causes a slight injury to the skin, triggering your body’s natural healing response. As your body tries to heal these small micro-wounds, it produces new collagen — the primary protein in your connective tissue — which tightens loose skin and reduces wrinkles.
While microneedling primarily targets the elasticity in your skin to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, its restorative nature is also an effective treatment for:
A 2008 study found that skin treated with four microneedling sessions produced up to a 400% increase in collagen and skin elastin just six months after completing the treatment plan.
Microneedling isn’t an invasive procedure like cosmetic surgery, so you can return to your normal activities shortly after treatment. Your skin may be red, swollen, or sensitive for the first five days, but avoiding makeup and harsh skin products can help soothe your skin.
Idaho Skin Institute recommends using a strong hyaluronic acid serum for the first 48 hours after treatment to replenish and hydrate your skin. It’s also important to protect your skin after microneedling by wearing sunscreen whenever you’re outside.
Each microneedling session at the Idaho Skin Institute takes around 30 minutes, and you may begin to notice changes in the tone, texture, and elasticity of your skin shortly after your first treatment. Most people require at least two to three treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart, to see their desired results.
You should notice visible changes in the appearance of your skin within six to 12 months of your first session.
As a minimally invasive technique, microneedling can work in conjunction with other non-surgical treatments to enhance your results. The dermatologic team at Idaho Skin Institute offers microneedling with Agnes Radiofrequency (RF), a new approach to facial contouring. Agnes combines microneedling with RF energy to penetrate the deepest layers of your skin tissue to target problem areas, such as the neck, chin, and jowls.
To learn more about the benefits of microneedling, call Idaho Skin Institute, or schedule an appointment online today.