Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a minimally-invasive and highly effective skin rejuvenation treatment that works to reduce the appearance of many common skin concerns; from poor skin tone and texture to wrinkles and discoloration. While some may find the idea of using needles to improve their complexion to be intimidating, the gentle and surgical-grade micro-needles used in microneedling treatments work to activate a healing response in your skin to induce new collagen and elastin growth in your target areas. In a series of short treatments with minimal to no downtime, microneedling can restore your skin’s texture and reveal more youthful, supple and healthy-looking skin.

What Benefits Can Microneedling Provide?

Microneedling can provide patients with countless skin benefits, particularly when performed on the face, neck, hands and chest. These benefits can include:

  • Improved skin tone
  • Smoothed lines and wrinkles
  • Reduced pore size
  • Reduced appearance of stretch marks
  • Minimized appearance of scars
  • Reduced skin discoloration

What Happens During a Microneedling Treatment?

Microneedling works it’s magic by creating micro-injuries to the skin’s surface, boosting the production of collagen. Collagen is a critical protein found in the skin responsible for maintaining its firmness and smooth texture. As your skin ages, collagen and elastin production naturally decrease over time, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and skin laxity. Microneedling uses tiny pinpricks in a perfect stamp-like motion to create controlled, mild injury to the skin. Your skin will respond to these micro-injuries by generating new collagen-rich tissue that heals more taut and soft for a younger-looking and flawless complexion.

During your microneedling treatment, Dr. Bazzi may first apply a topical anesthetic on your treatment areas to ensure your comfort. Very small, short needles will be used to penetrate the skin on your designated treatment areas. These micro-injuries are so small that they will not be visible after your treatment session, which is usually completed in as little as 30 minutes. Microneedling treatments at the Celestial Institute of Plastic Surgery offers one of the safest methods of collagen induction therapy, as unlike other cosmetic treatments, it leaves deeper layers of the skin completely intact.

What Can I Expect During Recovery?

As a minimally-invasive and nonsurgical cosmetic treatment, there is minimal to no recovery time needed. Many patients will resume their day-to-day activities as soon as they leave our office or even return to work. While your treated skin may appear mildly red or irritated for the first 48 hours after your treatment, these side effects are generally well tolerated and will dissipate quickly.

What Results Can Microneedling Achieve?

Following your microneedling treatment, your skin will work relatively quickly to begin producing new collagen and healthy skin cells. Many patients will start to notice the results of their treatment within a few weeks of their appointment with skin appearing smoother, firmer and blemish-free. While the results of a single microneedling session will be lasting, Dr. Bazzi recommends a series of ongoing maintenance treatments spaced out over time to prolong its effects. During your in-person consultation, Dr. Bazzi will assess your aesthetic goals concerns to design a custom treatment plan for your distinct needs.

Is Microneedling Right For Me?

Microneedling is a versatile and gentle anti-aging treatment that can be beneficial to all skin types, textures and colors at any age. After a series of treatments, microneedling can help to significantly reduce many common skin blemishes. If you are struggling with any of the following complexion concerns, microneedling may be right for you:

  • Acne scars and active acne
  • Age and sunspots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Large pores
  • Poor skin tone and texture
  • Stretch marks

Microneedling is one of the safest and most effective methods of nonsurgical skin rejuvenation today. In a series of quick and convenient treatments, you’ll be able to enjoy skin that is smoother, softer and more youthful. For more information on microneedling, contact the Celestial Institute of Plastic Surgery at 734-219-5435 to schedule your consultation today.