Microneedling is one of the most effective ways to brighten and smooth your skin. This treatment triggers the body’s natural healing responses to bring new cells to the surface. It also stimulates collagen production to help the skin look firmer and more youthful.
What is Microneedling?
As skin ages, cell turnover slows down. At the same time, levels of collagen and elastin start to decline, causing a loss of firmness and resilience. Microneedling reverses this process and restores youthful-looking skin. It uses tiny needles that create areas of micro-damage to the surface of the skin, initiating a cascade of healing and repair. As a result, you see skin that looks healthy and vibrant.
How Does Microneedling Work?
As the microneedling device moves over your skin, the needles create micro-channels. The cells around these channels start to heal them immediately, and cells deeper in the skin start to produce more collagen and elastin in response. As the levels of these proteins increase, skin starts to look firmer and more even.
How Often Should You Do Microneedling?
Most people need a series of microneedling treatments to achieve their desired results. At the Langdon Center, we often recommend three to five treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. After this series, you should plan to have microneedling every three to six months. This plan will keep collagen production in high gear and keep your skin looking youthful.
What Can Microneedling Treat?
Microneedling can treat a wide range of skin issues, making it a popular choice for people seeking all-over improvement. It effectively stimulates collagen production and rejuvenates the skin. Microneedling treats issues including:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Uneven skin tone
We will customize your microneedling treatment plan to address your needs. Deeper textural or pigmentation problems may require a more intensive series of treatments to reach your goals.
Microneedling does not require any downtime, although your skin may look a bit red and feel sensitive for a day or two. You can return to your usual activities after treatment, but make sure to avoid sun exposure. Use gentle, non-irritating products on your skin for several days, and avoid scrubs or peels.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
Unlike some laser treatments, microneedling is safe for all skin types and tones. Most healthy adults make good candidates, especially those who want to replace or maintain collagen levels. You may not be a good candidate if you are pregnant, have a skin infection, or have a history of forming abnormal scars.
I had 3 treatments with the PicoSure laser to remove 2 black ink tattoos. The tattoos are 20 years old and located on my ankle and lower back. I previously had 12 treatments with a qswitch laser at Cornell and almost gave up as the results were poor in my case. The PicoSure laser at Dr. Langdon’s office was the exact opposite experience. There is much less pain and discomfort with a much quicker recovery time than my Cornell qswitch experience. I hardly noticed any pain after the procedure and even the next day there was no need to address a wound like I did with the Cornell qswitch treatments. The results are unbelievable and the tattoos are now greatly diminished. I anticipate 2 more treatments to completely remove the visible elements of the ink. I also feel the treatment price is fair due to the high cost of this cutting edge laser. It has been a wonderful experience and I would recommend the Langdon center to anyone removing an unwanted tattoo. I was getting very discouraged in the past and the PicoSure laser treatments gave me faith that I will finally be able to remove my tattoos.
If you have further questions about microneedling, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.