Microneedling Treatment in Brandon, FL
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a technique that boosts the production of two natural substances in your skin: collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are vital parts of your skin’s functionality because they provide strength and elasticity. Over time these break down as a result of aging and sun exposure.
How does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling utilizes a mechanized device with tiny needles that are used to make punctures in the skin and activate the body’s natural healing process. Your dermatologist uses specialized tools, which allow for precise control over important factors such as depth, spacing, and frequency. After the needles produce tiny holes in the skin, your doctor will apply a cream or serum. As the skin heals, your body produces more collagen in the places where it is needed. Unlike some laser procedures, microneedling is effective for all skin types. Although a numbing agent is used, patients do experience a low level of pain. Some have expressed that it is less painful than having your eyebrows waxed.
Uses of Microneedling
There are a host of benefits to microneedling, which has scientifically shown improvements with fine lines, sunspots, stretch marks, large pores, and acne scarring. Doctors and hospitals have used this treatment to address scars and burns. Recovery time can differ based upon how deeply the needles have penetrated the skin. The swelling and pinkness could be compared to that of a sunburn.
How In-Office Treatments Differ from At-Home or Spa Treaments
The cost of the procedure not only covers the microneedling treatment, but additionally the expertise and qualification of the administering healthcare professional. Patients should be aware that this technique is highly sensitive and it’s important to seek a qualified professional. Side effects, including infections, can result from improperly cleaned equipment. The needles used for at-home treatments and those in spas are shorter and less effective. If microneedling is performed incorrectly it can damage skin and result in scarring.
Microneedling in Lithia and Valrico, FL
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