Micro needling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to improve skin via collagen production. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment may help with a variety of skin issues. Micro needling is most often used on facial skin to target:
- Acne scars
- Age spots (also called sun spots)
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Large pores
- Other types of scars
- Reduced skin elasticity
- Uneven skin tone
Micro needling works by encouraging your skin to make more collagen. Micro needling creates a large number of tiny punctures on the skin. The idea is that pinpricks from the procedure cause slight injury to the skin and that the skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue.
It is normal for the skin to peel after micro needling treatments within a few days. When a new layer of skin is produced, the old skin begins peeling off. The peeling is typically minimal, similar to the peeling that occurs following a mild sunburn.
Another common side effect of micro needling is minor skin irritation immediately following the procedure. You may also see redness for a few days. These reactions to the micro needling treatment are so mild that you can go back to work or your regular activities immediately following the procedure. Your skin will also be more sensitive to the sun, so sunscreen is a must.
After micro needling, your skin works fairly quickly to rejuvenate new tissue. Typically, you should see results within a couple of weeks.
To maintain the results of micro needling, you’ll need multiple sessions. During a consultation in Phoenix, Dr. Holy will advise you on the best treatment plan based on your individual goals. To schedule an appointment, contact The Center for Advanced Dermatology today by calling 602-867-7546 or visiting mddermsolutions.com.