Have you heard about microneedling from a friend or come across it online, but are not exactly sure what it is or what it treats?
That’s where we come in. Learn more about microneedling, including what it is, what it treats, and whether or not you’re a good candidate for microneedling treatments.
*Individual Results May Vary
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an innovative treatment that activates the body’s wound-healing processes to stimulate excess collagen and elastin production.
Here’s how it works: When we experience a cut or a wound, the body gets right to work repairing that wound. Part of the body’s reparative process involves increasing collagen and elastin production to create new skin over the wound (that’s how scar tissue is produced).
Microneedling works to harness that same reparative process without creating a visible injury or wound. Instead, a microneedling device creates micro-channels within the dermal tissue (the deeper layer of skin); these are actually tiny (microscopic) wounds that effectively stimulate the body’s reparative powers.As a result, microneedling activates an increase in collagen and elastin production in the skin — as well as speeds up cellular turnover — without creating noticeable wounds.
What Can Microneedling Treat?
Microneedling can treat a variety of complexion problems including:
- Sagging skin
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne and post-trauma scarring
- Skin texture and tone issues
- And more!
Microneedling is one of the few skincare treatments that can target a variety of complexion issues because it works to trigger the body’s natural healing processes.
Microneedling treatments can also be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) infusion, which further enhances the results of a typical microneedling procedure.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
You’re a good candidate for microneedling treatments if you have any of the above complexion issues. Ideal candidates should be over the age of 18 and in good health.
Microneedling is not recommended for people who:
- Are pregnant
- Are planning to become pregnant
- Have recently had a Botox or dermal filler treatment
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Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about microneedling treatments — including if you’re a good candidate for this procedure — 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.