Restoring your skin’s health by damaging it might sound counterproductive, but microneedling results in renewed collagen and elastin growth for better overall skin tone and texture. At Youthful Reflexion in Tarpon Springs, Florida, Mark Greig, OMD, and Aaron Andrews, MD, provide microneedling to treat your scars, spots, blemishes, and wrinkles. To find out if you’re a good candidate for the treatment, book a consultation by phone or online today.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic skin procedure that promotes collagen growth within your skin tissues. The treatment can target specific skin concerns and improve the overall quality of your skin.
Another name for microneedling is collagen induction therapy. The treatment induces collagen growth by causing small injuries with a depth of about two millimeters in your skin’s surface with tiny needles.
Your skin heals each injury by producing new collagen and elastin fibers. Collagen makes your skin firmer while elastin helps it stay tight and go back to its normal shape after you stretch or pull it.
Your skin may be temporarily inflamed after your microneedling treatment, but you’re free to go about your usual daily tasks when you leave your appointment.
To help reduce some of the redness, the Youthful Reflexion team recommends using a hyaluronic acid product. They also recommend protecting your skin with sunscreen and using only mineral makeup to avoid new or worsening irritation.
Once your skin heals after microneedling, you’ll see improvements in its overall tone and texture. Microneedling also helps improve specific blemishes and textural issues, including:
During your initial consultation with the Youthful Reflexion team, you can identify the areas you’d like to treat. Many people choose to target the skin on their face, neck, chest, hands, and other areas exposed to sunlight. However, you can treat the skin almost anywhere on your body with microneedling.
The team at Youthful Reflexion can tell you whether or not you’re a good candidate for microneedling during your initial consultation. They ask questions about the health of your skin and your overall health. They also assess your skin to see if certain features are treatable with microneedling.
You might be a good candidate for microneedling if:
If microneedling isn’t your best option, the team can work with you to find a better fit.
For more information about microneedling, book a consultation by phone or online at Youthful Reflexion today.