What is microneedling?

Microneedling is an FDA-approved, highly effective skin remodeling treatment. Microneedling revitalizes the skin by triggering your body to produce collagen, which restructures the skin from within to restore lost volume and refresh the skin texture and tone. Microneedling reduces pore size, helps to tighten the skin, reduces acne scars, and smooths fine lines and wrinkles.

During a microneedling treatment, a handheld device is passed over the skin in the treatment area. The device is equipped with superfine needles that create tiny micro-injuries in the skin. This process stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are the building blocks the body uses to restore lost volume and produce strong, healthy, beautiful skin.

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What skin concerns can be addressed with microneedling?

Microneedling can treat almost any part of the face and body. It is commonly performed on the face and neck, and other common treatment areas include the chest or décolletage, hands, buttocks, and abdomen. In these areas, microneedling effectively treats the following skin concerns:

  • Rough or uneven skin texture
  • Dull skin tone
  • Large pores
  • Early skin laxity
  • Acne scars or other minor scars on the skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Early sagging of the jawline
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Pigmentation concerns 

What should I expect during a microneedling treatment?

A microneedling treatment generally takes 20-30 minutes. We will begin by cleansing your skin, then apply a numbing cream to minimize any discomfort. While microneedling is not generally described as a painful treatment, the cream helps to ensure it is more comfortable for you.

We will next apply the microneedling device over the target area. The needles will pass over the skin, creating tiny injuries over the surface. Microneedling improves circulation, making the skin healthier and more youthful-looking. At the cellular level, microneedling jumpstarts the natural healing process of your body by triggering collagen and elastin production to create stronger, firmer, more revitalized skin.

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Who is a candidate for microneedling?

Anyone who would like to achieve firmer, more rejuvenated skin may be a candidate for microneedling treatments. Microneedling is safe for patients of all skin types and skin colors. Ideal candidates for this skin treatment should meet the following requirements:

  • Are in good health
  • Do not have an active skin infection or breakout
  • Do not have wound healing issues
  • Do not smoke
  • Skin laxity is mild-to-moderate, not severe
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After a microneedling treatment, you will enjoy results over a period of time as your skin rebuilds itself from within. Microneedling helps achieve radiant, toned, and youthful-looking skin. These results are a natural outcome as the body restructures the skin with the boost in collagen and elastin that microneedling provides. 

You may see some degree of immediate improvement, but the true results appear as your skin improves over the following weeks. You will see the full results after about a month or so. Your features will be firmer and more defined, and your skin will be more youthful and supple. Final results last for up to five months.

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Microneedling provides a number of benefits and is suitable for all skin types, colors and textures. Benefits include the following:

  • Safe, minimally invasive, non-surgical rejuvenation treatment
  • Smooths and reduces fine lines
  • Improves and reduces facial scarring
  • Evens skin tone and texture
  • Reduces pigmentation concerns
  • Tightens and firms the skin
  • Short procedure time
  • No downtime
  • No anesthesia
  • No incisions

Recovery after microneedling

The recovery period after microneedling is minimal. Expect a feeling similar to a mild sunburn and some redness or swelling that may last for a couple of days. Tiny scabs may form where the micro-injuries were made. These will fall off within about three days. 

You can return to work or your usual activities once your treatment is complete, and you can apply makeup on the following day. Apply sunscreen regularly and stay out of the sun for about two weeks.

Once your skin is healed, you will see results that continue to improve for over a month following your microneedling treatment.

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Why choose The Few Institute for microneedling treatments?

Your microneedling treatments at The Few Institute are performed in a comfortable, modern and welcoming environment. Our professional, experienced team is dedicated to your results, providing a wide range of cutting-edge, safe treatments for patients who want to renew their skin and refresh their appearance, or achieve other aesthetic goals. 

Microneedling and all other treatments and procedures are either directly performed or overseen by Dr. Few, our founder and highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Few’s experience and excellence make him a top choice for anyone hoping to achieve beautiful results. Together with his team, Dr. Few is completely dedicated to helping patients improve their quality of life with cosmetic treatments designed specifically for their needs. Please call today to find out more about rejuvenating and enhancing your look with microneedling at The Few Institute.

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