Micro-needling 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.
What is micro-needling?
Micro-needling 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 Micro-needling
- 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 micro-needling 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 micro-needling 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 micro-needling 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 micro-needling 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 micro-needling 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 look forward to hearing from you!