Non-surgical skin treatment procedures like microneedling are growing in popularity as of late. Many patients prefer treatments that do not involve surgery that they see as risky or requiring too much downtime. Minimally-invasive skin procedures do not involve surgery, so your complications will be minimized along with any downtime. Another benefit to non-surgical skin procedures is that they offer results that tend to appear somewhat more natural than surgical methods.
Collagen induction therapy or microneedling is a non-surgical skin treatment procedure that offers significant skin enhancement by minimizing the appearance of problems like scars, wrinkles, blemishes, and stretch marks. The treatment is quick and requires little to no downtime. In fact, many patients choose to have their treatments performed over lunch time. This treatment is considered safe and effective for the minimization of lines, wrinkles, blemishes, stretch marks, and scars caused by acne or surgery.
Would I Make a Good Candidate?
If you are in good overall health and are not suffering from a current acne outbreak or cold sores, you would probably benefit from a microneedling procedure. Any skin infections or acne outbreaks will need to be resolved prior to your treatment.
Many patients find that they can see continual improvement in their skin conditions after multiple treatments. However, you will need to wait a set amount of time between your treatment sessions so that your skin can heal completely.
Most patients tolerate the procedure extremely well. For those who wish it, a numbing agent may be applied to their skin before their treatment to ensure their comfort during their procedure. Those who choose not to have a numbing solution applied to their skin often experience the procedure as a mild tingling or stinging sensation that ends quickly upon the conclusion of treatment.
Does Microneedling Work Well with Other Types of Treatments?
Yes! The tiny skin perforations formed by the microneedling treatment allow for far greater penetration of topical skin care products. If you desire the application of topicals like ointments, gels, serums, or creams, combining this treatment with a microneedling procedure will greatly enhance its performance.
You can get all the facts about microneedling during a consultation at About Face Anti-Aging Institute in Killeen/Harker Heights. Whether you live in Temple, Belton, Waco, or the surrounding area, feel free to contact us today to schedule an appointment!