Microneedling is a specialized form of cosmetic skin treatment. It stimulates healthy new tissue growth through the creation of micro-channels as extremely fine needles are passed across the skin. The science behind microneedling has been well-understood for centuries, but only recently has this skin rejuvenation procedure become widely accepted in Western culture.
When the skin is pricked by needles, the body responds by filling the newly-formed channels with nutrients that will build new tissue. This new tissue basically replicates the structure of the undamaged adjacent tissues but without the discolorations and wrinkles. We offer complete consultation services for those who want to learn more about this treatment and how it can help turn back the clock on aging.
What You Need to Know
Although microneedling can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment. This is why a consultation is required for us to give the client realistic outcome expectations. Depending on the client’s needs, microneedling is generally performed as a multi-step procedure, meaning that the treatment is repeated several times over the course of two or three months.
Microneedling stimulates collagen production, which is why people often refer to it as collagen induction therapy. You’ll notice some improvement in skin tone and skin texture almost immediately, but the real magic occurs over the next four or five months. During this period, the skin becomes healthier, more evenly toned and radiant.
How We Perform Microneedling
Treatment begins by numbing the treated areas for your comfort. The device we use is studded with tiny needles and rolled across the skin several times. As it is passed across the skin’s surface, it creates the micro-channels that will boost collagen production and kick start the body’s rejuvenation process.
Between treatments, the body rushes nutrients to the injury sites. The micro-channels fill in with lymphatic fluid, blood and scar tissue. This is the beginning of new tissue creation.
If you need multiple treatments, we will space each one about a month apart. These treatments will accelerate collagen production. As a result, fine wrinkles, smile lines and crow’s feet will become far less visible. Microneedling can also be used to improve stretch marks, certain types of scars and melisma. When properly performed, your results should continue to improve for up to six months.
Contact Us Today
If you are in the Dallas area and unhappy with fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks or scars on your skin, you can easily treat them with microneedling at the office of Zachary Farris, MD. Contact us today to get all the facts about microneedling and how it can help you improve your skin.