MicroneedlingConveniently located to serve Chicago and North Shore
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also called “micropenning”, takes advantage of the skin’s self-repair process by creating thousands of precise micro-injuries to the dermis. This triggers new collagen synthesis without causing new scar tissue formation. This minimally invasive treatment stimulates your skin’s natural ability to repair itself and maximizes collagen and elastin production.
Which Conditions Can Be Treated with Microneedling?
- Pore size, skin texture, fine lines, minor scaring, and crepe skin
- Fine lines, mild stretch marks, and scaring.
- Deep acne scarring, surgical and deeper scars, wrinkles, pore size, stretch marks, and skin texture.
Am I A Candidate for Microneedling?
Because it is minimally invasive and does not cause significant wounding of skin, virtually anybody can safely undergo microneedling therapy. Even those with thin skin can undergo treatment since the depth of penetration can be finely controlled.
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What Happens During Treatment?
Though treatment is relatively painless we typically start by applying a topical anesthetic cream twenty to thirty minutes before the procedure. This allows for a comfortable experience for most people. Generally, patients report feeling just the slight vibration of the device during the procedure. The total treatment time depends on which part of your body we are treating. For the face, a typical appointment takes about an hour.
How Many Procedures Are Recommended?
Three to four treatments are usually required for best results. For more severe scarring and stretch marks, up to six treatments may be needed. The number of treatments can be determined based upon your individual goals and the overall health of your skin. As part of your anti-aging routine, you may opt for one to two procedures a year to help maintain the rejuvenating effects.