Aging often brings along undesirable changes, including reduced skin elasticity, affecting your self-confidence. Previously, a facelift was the only remedy for individuals who wished to tighten their skin. It is a major surgical procedure that poses various risks and complications, including adverse reactions to anesthesia and hematoma. If you want to tighten your skin, you will be happy to know that Yonkers anti-aging & functional medicine offers non-surgical procedures such as microneedling to help with fine lines and wrinkles.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling or collagen-induction therapy is a cosmetic procedure that involves causing micro-injuries to your skin with tiny sterilized needles. The pricks on the skin trigger the body’s healing properties, causing it to send large surges of collagen to the injured areas. Your skin heals and looks younger as the body gradually produces collagen and elastin. The procedure is primarily used on the face, but it can also benefit other body parts. Besides fine lines and wrinkles, dermatologists use microneedling to address various skin issues, including large pores, dark spots, sun damage, stretch marks, hair loss, and acne.
Today, microneedling kits are available in the market, making it easier for people to perform the procedure at home. While this may help you save some coins, it comes with its limitations. First, home microneedling kits have shorter and duller needles than tools that professionals use. Therefore, they will not penetrate as much as they should, making you more likely to notice any improvements. It is best to work with a skilled professional to reduce your risk of infection and attain your desired outcome.
How safe is microneedling?
Dermatologists consider microneedling to be safe, but like any other procedure, it carries its risks. For example, the wounds may get infected if you don’t keep them clean. After the procedure, your provider may recommend that you stay away from places susceptible to germs like swimming pools to reduce your risk of infection. There is also the possibility of having an allergic reaction to the cream or serum that soothes your skin after the procedure. Other dangers of microneedling include:
- Pain and redness. Your skin may feel tender after treatment, and it may appear reddish. These usually subside within a few days.
- Peeling. As you heal, your skin may flake and feel tight.
- Scarring. Microneedling can worsen scars in people who have keloids. Therefore, your provider may caution against this treatment if you have a history of scarring.
Before microneedling, your provider may let you know that the procedure is not a quick fix, and you may need several treatments before noticing results.
What happens during treatment?
Your specialist will smooth numbing cream on your face so that you don’t feel the needle prick. Your provider then moves a roller around your face, causing tiny pricks which may result in slight bleeding. Finally, the dermatologist applies serum to the treated skin to moisturize the skin and relieve the feeling of tightness. The procedure takes anywhere between ten to twenty minutes, depending on the size of the treated area.
Consult your provider at Juvanni Med Spa to establish if you are eligible for microneedling.