Microneedling treatments can help improve the overall tone and texture of your skin. aFresh® Med Spa & Plastic Surgery offers this rejuvenating treatment for patients looking to improve the overall quality of your skin, treat acne scars and fine lines, and to tighten loose or lax skin.
Microneedling is an in-office procedure that helps stimulate collagen, improves texture and tone and also can improve the appearance of skin texture and acne scars. Topical anesthesia is applied to the skin and then a hand-held FDA-approved device is used to perform the treatment. The device has several pins that repeatedly penetrate the superficial layer of the skin. This stimulates collagen and starts a process that increases the rate at which the skin rejuvenates itself. Essentially, the skin is tricked into renewing itself. Microneedling results in a thickening of the skin by up to 80% – smoothing out scars, and visibly reducing stretch marks and erasing wrinkles
This procedure is best done as a series. We recommend starting with 3 sessions and then reassess your progress. Microneedling can be combined with many other procedures and medical-grade skincare.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical skin rejuvenating treatment that uses an automated medical device to create controlled punctures, or microchannels, in the upper layers of the skin. These microchannels stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin and increase circulation in the treated area as the natural healing response is triggered. The newly formed collagen and elastin work to provide the skin with a more supportive structure and help to smooth fine lines and improve the overall health of the skin. This treatment can be used to improve the overall quality of the skin, improve tone and texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and improve the appearance of acne scarring.
Benefits of Microneedling
- Stimulates collagen production
- Improves skin texture & tone
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines
- Reduces the appearance of large pores
- Enhances the effects of topical skin care products
- Safe for most skin types
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients see the best results of microneedling with a series of three to six treatment sessions spaced about four to six weeks apart. Patients who are interested in reducing the appearance of stretch marks, acne scarring, or wrinkles with microneedling may require a series of six to eight treatments and then periodic treatments to help maintain the results. The number of treatments needed to achieve optimal results can vary from patient to patient depending on the condition being treated and desired results.
Common treatment areas include:
Are there any side effects?
You may experience some facial redness and tenderness in the treated area, like a mild sunburn, immediately following a microneedling treatment. This is a temporary side effect that typically resolves on its own within two to four days of a treatment session.
When will I see results?
You may see a visible improvement in the tone of your skin after your first microneedling treatment. The most noticeable results of this aesthetic treatment typically develop within a few weeks of a treatment session and can continue for up to six months after a treatment as the new collagen is generated.
Are you interested in learning more about the microneedling treatments offered at aFresh® Med Spa & Plastic Surgery? Contact our office in Glenview today for further information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our expert staff. We serve patients in the Chicago Metro area such as Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Lake Forest, Wilmette, Winnetka, North Shore as well as Arlington Heights, Oakbrook and Chicago. We look forward to hearing from you!