Have you heard of microneedling and the facial rejuvenation benefits it can provide? Microneedling rejuvenates the skin by activating natural cellular turnover that increases the production of collagen and elastin. The technique improves the texture and tone of the skin over time, making it appear smoother and more youthful.
Here at the Langdon Center, we offer several different types of microneedling treatments. Maria Koursaris, DNP, APRN, is a microneedling expert and has more than seven years of experience with microneedling. She specializes in IPL photo facials (using the technique developed by Dr. Patrick Bitter), acne facials, and laser acne treatments. Maria’s microneedling treatments can address acne scars, stretch marks, fine facial lines, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation.
Maria begins sessions by applying a topical numbing cream to the skin. She then uses a small device containing many microneedles, gliding it across the target area on your face. Microneedling sessions typically take around 30 minutes, after which you can immediately return to work or other activities. Most patients who come to the Langdon Center for microneedling require four to eight sessions to achieve their desired results.
Benefits of Microneedling
The benefits of microneedling can be impressive.
First, it helps to reduce acne– or age-related blemishes. It does this by encouraging skin cells to renew and revitalize themselves, from the inside out.
Microneedling is also a powerful technique for combating large pores. Because of its renewing effect on the skin, it encourages the cells around pores to tighten, reducing the size of the pores over time.
For some people, skin elasticity can be a significant issue. As the skin ages, it loses much of its elastin and collagen content — the basic building blocks that give it a supple and youthful appearance. Microneedling can induce skin cells on the face and other parts of the body to increase the production of these critical structural proteins, improving the skin’s texture and elasticity and making it appear more youthful.
On the face, microneedling can improve fine lines and wrinkles and help reduce the appearance of tiny broken capillaries. Again, this improvement occurs because of this treatment’s ability to induce the stress response in your tissues. As the needles physically pierce the skin, they cause cells to go into survival mode, encouraging them to revitalize themselves. In a sense, microneedling works similarly to exercise. It induces a beneficial stress response from the body, enhancing the overall health and vitality of the skin.
Besides the physical benefits, microneedling can improve your confidence and make you feel better about your appearance. People may notice that you look less tired or like you’ve had a long holiday. Ultimately, microneedling fights blemishes and evens your skin tone.
Am I a Candidate for Microneedling?
If you have dull skin, hyperpigmentation, large pores, acne scars, wrinkles, or fine lines, you may be an excellent candidate for microneedling. People who benefit the most from this treatment are men and women over the age of 18 who are unhappy with their skin appearance. Women who are pregnant or people who have very recently received dermal filler injections should not undergo this therapy.
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