For patients looking for a practical, non-invasive way to reverse the visible effects of aging, an increasingly popular option is microneedling. Also known as collagen-induction therapy (CIT), Microneedling is used to tighten, lift, and rejuvenate the skin, producing an overall more youthful appearance. This procedure has advanced considerably just in the last few years and there has been an increase in its efficacy.
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
The Skin Center by CPS is excited to offer our patients the opportunity to rejuvenate their skin with minimal down time and expense. This procedure is done in a series of three to five treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. A handheld needling device (also known as SkinPen) is used to make tiny punctures in the skin, creating a micro-injury that encourages the body’s healing ability to produce new, healthy skin. Microneedling using SkinPen in Charlotte, NC works for all skin types, and many of our patients have seen great results from it.
THE BENEFITS OF MICRONEEDLING
There are a number of cosmetic effects that clients can anticipate from microneedling. Charlotte Microneedling can:
- Tighten, lift, and rejuvenate skin
- Reduce the visibility of acne scars, surgical scars, and other scars
- Minimize wrinkles and fine lines
- Mask or reduce the appearance of stretch marks
- Improve overall texture especially for aged or damaged skin
Included with each of treatment is a complimentary skin health consultation where a customized program is designed specifically for your needs and concerns. Our skin care specialists will work with you to ensure a treatment that addresses your particular needs and goals.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MICRONEEDLING?
One of the ways in which microneedling has advanced in recent years is by transforming fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyper pigmentation, and many other concerns associated with aging skin. Microneedling does so by microscopically damaging the top layer of skin causing your skin to produce more collagen to repair the damage. This technique as mentioned previously has many benefits and below are a number of skin concerns it can correct over time.
Microneedling can be used for a number of concerns, including:
- Large pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Age spots, hyperpigmentation, and melasma
- Crepey or rough skin texture
As you consider microneedling, here is what you might expect from the process.
- Your face is numbed with a topical numbing cream so that you’re completely comfortable
- A serum is applied topically to your skin during and after your microneedling treatment
- The SkinPen microneedling tool is then ran over the skin 3 to 4 time per section of skin until the entire region has been treated
- Your skin may feel tight afterwards and be red to pink for 1 to 3 days
IS MICRONEEDLING RIGHT FOR YOU?
As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to meet with a provider to discuss whether it’s a good option for you. During this consultation, you’ll get to speak directly and privately with one of our skilled providers in a relaxed, comfortable setting. We’ll explain the process, answer any questions you may have, and ensure that the proper expectations are set. If microneedling isn’t the best option for meeting your goals, we may recommend some alternative solutions as well.
Another key aspect of the consultation is that it allows us to ensure you are in good health before this procedure. While the risks of microneedling are minimal, patient safety is still our top priority.