Feeling like your skin could use a little pick-me-up? Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, can work wonders for your troubled complexion and reverse years of damage that’s plaguing your skin. Here’s everything you need to know about this restorative treatment with Dr. Robb at Tennessee’s Skin & Allergy Center.
Why Your Skin Doesn’t Bounce Back Like It Used To
It’s an unfortunate reality of getting older: your body loses its ability to cope with everything that’s thrown at it on a daily basis—and our skin is no exception. Things like environmental pollutants, overexposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, and all the products that contain dangerous chemicals can affect the health of your skin. Compound that with the fact that you over time, you don’t naturally produce enough of essential elements like collagen and elastin to keep your skin in top shape.
Who Can Benefit from Microneedling Treatments
Fortunately, there’s something that you can do about it. Microneedling is an excellent way for men and women of all skin types to rejuvenate their skin. It’s the perfect option for those who’d rather avoid laser treatments like Halo™ or chemical peels. Your session will be completely tailored to your specific skin issues and can address many common concerns on most parts of the body, including:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Enlarged pores
- Hyperpigmentation and sun spots
- Acne, surgical, or post-traumatic scars
- Dull, rough, or uneven tone and texture
- Lax skin
- Stretch marks
What To Expect from Your Microneedling Treatment
It might sound a little like torture, but causing thousands of tiny injuries with microneedles is actually a very tolerable and therapeutic skin rejuvenation method. To ensure the utmost comfort, Dr. Robb will apply a topical anesthetic cream to numb your skin prior to treatment. Depending on the size of your targeted area, microneedling sessions usually last between 30 and 60 minutes.
How to Care for Your Skin Following Your Microneedling Treatment
After your microneedling treatment, you’ll likely notice some mild redness, swelling, and tenderness. Downtime and recovery from microneedling, are minimal and any side effects tend to fade within a few days. To care for your treated skin, always apply a broad spectrum sunscreen each morning, and any time you’re in direct sunlight. Dr. Robb may also suggest skincare products that will enhance and maintain the effectiveness of your treatment.
When You’ll See Results from Your Microneedling Treatment
Patients are usually able to see visibly brighter, healthier skin once the initial inflammation fades, and they continue to notice an improvement as the underlying cellular network gradually builds itself up over the next several weeks. Final results can be seen up to six months post-treatment as new collagen production continues. Dr. Robb may recommend a series of four to eight treatments, spaced about four to six weeks apart for the best outcome.
Skin Rejuvenation with Microneedling in Tennessee
Dr. Robb and his dedicated team at the Skin & Allergy Center can help answer any questions or concerns you may have about treating what ails your skin with microneedling. If you’d like to learn more about this or any of the other cosmetic enhancement procedures offered in our Columbia, Murfreesboro, and Spring Hill locations, please contact us today.