Skin damage, like acne scars, sun spots, and uneven skin tone, can be a lasting source of embarrassment and can impact your self-esteem. Microneedling, performed by the experts at SkinMD, is a revolutionary approach to healing that can help you regain your confidence. If you want to improve the health and texture of your skin, book an appointment online or call one of SkinMD’s four offices in Chicago, Orland Park, Skokie, and Evergreen Park, Illinois.
Microneedling Q & A
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is a revolutionary method for diminishing the signs of skin damage by harnessing your body’s natural healing properties.
A specialized pen-like device or micro-roller uses a number of tiny needles to puncture the skin, creating controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural healing process. This reinforces the area with collagen, fortifying the skin and filling in flaws. As your skin heals, it gets stronger and firmer.
What Conditions Can Microneedling Improve?
The experts at SkinMD use cutting-edge microneedling treatments to address and improve a wide range of skin issues, including:
- Acne scars
- Age or sun spots
- Fine lines
- Large pores
- Scar tissue
- Uneven skin tone
Microneedling is typically used on the face; however, it can also be used to treat stretch marks or other blemishes on different areas of the body. For optimal results, this procedure is often used along with a chemical peel.
Am I A Candidate for Microneedling?
Microneedling may not be the best option for you have a serious medical condition or if your immune system is already working overtime. Microneedling is not recommended if you:
- Are pregnant
- Suffer from psoriasis or eczema
- Are undergoing radiation therapy
- Have open wounds
As part of your initial consultation, your SkinMD dermatologist evaluates your full health history and performs a physical exam to determine if microneedling is the best course of treatment for you.
What Can I Expect During a Microneedling Treatment?
Microneedling is done in the office, where your comfort is a top priority. A numbing cream is applied to your skin about an hour before your procedure begins.
Your dermatologist uses a handheld device to make small pricks in your skin on the area of the blemish as well as the surrounding areas to encourage even results. They also apply a calming serum that helps with any pain or discomfort and encourages healing.
From start to finish, you can expect to spend about two hours in the office. Microneedling doesn’t require any recovery time, so you can get right back to your normal routine.
To find out how microneedling can help you, call SkinMD or book an appointment online today.