Is your skin showing the effects of sun damage or the aging process? Problems like lines and wrinkles, sunspots, and other conditions can really take a toll on your facial skin over time. The good news is that a minimally-invasive skin treatment called microneedling can help to turn back the clock on aging skin or skin that has been affected by exposure to UV radiation.
Microneedling Skin Rejuvenation
The treatment takes advantage of the fact that the delivery of safe, controlled skin channels on the surface layers of your skin helps to foster the development of fresh skin tissue. The microscopic openings created by the process cannot be seen with the naked eye, but they help to trigger a self-repair process that results in the formation of a new collagen matrix to replace old, damaged skin tissue.
How It Works
After applying a topical anesthetic to your skin to ensure your comfort, we can gently move a device over your skin to form thousands of tiny openings in it. Your body will respond to the treatment by gradually remodeling your skin and replacing old skin with smoother, more youthful skin tissue. Over the weeks and months after your treatment, you will begin to notice the results of the treatment in the form of fresher skin that displays fewer imperfections.
Lines and Wrinkles
The gradual breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers in your skin due to aging or other factors leads to the characteristic appearance of sagging, wrinkly skin that really gives away your age. By triggering the formation of new collagen tissue, microneedling helps to greatly reduce the prominence of fine lines and wrinkles.
Microneedling works on a wide variety of skin conditions including scars caused by acne or trauma. Patients typically have the best results when they undergo a series of treatment sessions.
Microneedling is also an exceptional treatment for those dealing with uneven pigmentation or hyperpigmentation. These types of problems typically affect superficial layers of skin that are replaced with new skin tissue triggered by the treatment process.
One of the main benefits that is most appreciated by our patients is the ability of microneedling to significantly enhance the appearance of their skin in a very soft and natural way.
Candidates for Microneedling
Virtually anyone would make a good candidate for a microneedling treatment to reduce the appearance of common skin problems. If you would like to join the many patients in Chicago who have benefited from microneedling, please reach out to us at aFresh® Med Spa & Plastic Surgery in Glenview. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started.