Most men and women have at least a few stray fine lines and wrinkles that they’d like to get rid of. At the same time, many of these same people are hesitant to undergo a cosmetic treatment that involves surgery or chemicals. Micro-needling might be the ideal cosmetic solution for these individuals.
Ultimate Solutions Med Spa is proud to bring this exciting treatment to the Darien, CT area. If you’d like more information about this treatment or any of the services we offer at our practice, contact us today!
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks, scars, photoaging, and loose skin on nearly any area of the body. Also referred to as skin needling and collagen induction therapy, this treatment chemical free, and uses only a series of fine needles to stimulate healing in the deepest layers of the skin.
How Does it Work?
This treatment uses the body’s own natural processes of healing and renewal to stimulate skin rejuvenation. During a micro-needling procedure, ultra-thin needles are passed over the skin, creating tiny columns in the dermis while still leaving the epidermis intact. These micro-injuries are large enough to increase blood flow and stimulate the production of healing growth factors, and small enough that there is no scarring or extensive downtime associated with the procedure. Over time, the healing response that micro-needling stimulates smoothes and tightens the skin, improving its overall health and appearance.
What can I Expect from Treatment?
Before treatment begins, a topical anesthetic is spread thoroughly over the treatment area to help improve patient comfort. The time that the micro-needling process takes depends on the both the size of the treatment area and the extent of damage there. In most cases, recovery takes about 3-4 days.
Most patients need to undergo several micro-needling treatments to get the best results. While this number varies depending on the area being treated, 4-6 weeks must be spaced between each treatment session.
Am I a Candidate for Micro-Needling?
Nearly anyone is a potential candidate for this procedure; micro-needling can be used safely on people of all skin types and shades. However, an individual may not be able to undergo a micro-needling treatment if they:
- Have used Accutane in the past six months
- Have open wounds, abrasions, or cuts
- Have receive radiation in the past year
- Have active skin infections
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
This procedure can be an excellent way for patients to revivify their skin without the need for surgery or injectables. Contact Ultimate Solutions today to schedule a consultation appointment and see if this procedure is right for you.