Anyone who is looking to improve the skin on his or her face may want to consider microneedling. This practice has been around for years but has only recently started to gain traction thanks to influencers on YouTube and Instagram. But what exactly is microneedling? In this article, we are going to discuss what microneedling is and benefits of it.
What is Microneedling?
As intimidating of a name “microneedling” is, it is actually a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. Microneedling is a procedure that is performed to treat certain skin conditions via collagen production.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling involves inserting multiple tiny needles into the skin to rebuild, or rejuvenate, it. It helps increase collagen production and generate new skin tissue for smoother and even skin. Collagen is an essential protein that is what keeps our skin looking youthful. As we age, collagen in the skin declines and contributes to wrinkles. We can also lose collagen due to acne, stretch marks, etc.
This procedure is often used to target:
- Acne scars
- Large pores
- Stretch marks
- Loose skin
- Uneven skin tone
Side Effects of Microneedling
Like most cosmetic procedures, there are side effects of microneedling that people must be aware of before they go through with it. The following are some of the most common side effects:
- Skin irritation
- Dryness/flaking skin
For the first couple of days following the procedure, redness and skin irritation is inevitable. Fortunately, the skin works fairly fast to rejuvenate, which means your face should be back to normal in a couple of weeks – with better skin, of course. However, you will likely have to go back to receive a few more sessions. How many sessions will depend on the severity of your skin.
When you receive microneedling in Kansas City here at Associated Plastic Surgeons, you will look plump and red for a couple of weeks, but the results that follow are immaculate. According to this 2008 study, people who received four microneedling sessions one month apart experienced a 400% increase in their collagen levels after six months of completing treatment.
Other benefits of microneedling include increased skin elasticity, new hair growth, smoother skin, reduced scarring and wrinkles, and much more. When radio frequency microneedling is done, skin tissue tightens even more.
Microneedling in Kansas City
If you are considering basic microneedling or radio frequency microneedling in Kansas City, look to the team at Associated Plastic Surgeons. Give us a call at 913-451-3722 or request a consultation online.