Patients interested in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and skin discoloration may want to consider micro needling. Micro needling stimulates the growth of collagen and elastin to significantly improve the look and feel of skin on nearly any area of the body.
Laser Vegas Laser and Lipo is proud to offer this exciting treatment to our patients. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of micro needling or would like to get started with a consultation appointment, contact us today!
What is it?
Micro needling, also known as skin needling or collagen induction therapy, is a popular skin treatment procedure that involves the creation of tiny channel wounds. These wounds stimulate collagen and elastin production, creating healthier skin with noticeably less wrinkling and discoloration.
This type of skin therapy is usually performed on the face or scalp. While micro needling can’t address all skin problems, it is a proven effective method for reducing the appearance of non-set wrinkles, scars, and age spots.
How Does it Work?
The instrument used in micro needling is a pen-shaped handheld device. This device has a multitude of tiny needles that protrude from one end. The length of these needles can be adjusted to account for the thickness of the patient’s skin and the condition being treated.
As this device is passed carefully over the treatment area, it produces what are known in the medical industry as “channel wounds”. These are tiny injuries that are very close together but separated by healthy, undamaged tissue. The body responds to these small wounds by sending additional blood and nutrients to the affected areas.
Over the next two weeks or so, healthier, smoother-looking skin begins to become apparent in the treatment area. Overall, the skin becomes more supple, taut, and evenly toned than it was before treatment.
What is Post-Treatment Care Like?
In most cases, normal activities can be resumed immediately after each micro needling treatment. A soothing gel or antibiotic may be given to the patient to relieve any pain, swelling, or discomfort.
The entire process of tissue replacement by the body takes a few months. The results are often quite astounding after this period of time, with many patients reporting clearer, smooth skin with fewer patches of discoloration.
Micro needling is a simple, cosmetic procedure that is proven safe for correcting a number of cosmetic problems. When performed by an experienced dermatologist, the results are long-lasting. Contact Las Vegas Laser and Lipo today to get additional details about this proven method for combating wrinkling and skin discolorations.