When you’re young, your body has a high concentration of collagen, which keeps your skin firm, taut, and smooth. But age strips your skin’s collagen reserves, leading to wrinkles. Abbott Aesthetics offers microneedling to stimulate collagen production and help you achieve smooth, even-textured, and youthful skin.
Collagen: Keep Your Skin Taut
Collagen is a key component of the skin, providing it with strength and elasticity. Collagen is a fibrous protein that binds skin tissues together and prevents sagging. As you age, your body’s production of collagen gradually decreases, and this can lead to wrinkles, sagging skin, and other unwanted signs of aging. Microneedling reverses the age-related loss of collagen by activating your body’s healing processes, including cell regeneration and collagen production.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an innovative skin treatment that uses tiny needles to puncture the skin, creating “micro-injuries” that stimulate the production of collagen, the fibrous proteins responsible for skin tightness. In response to the tiny punctures, skin cells start to regenerate and repair themselves, creating smoother, firmer, and more vibrant skin. This process reduces wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity, hyperpigmentation, scars, stretch marks, and loose skin. The results are natural, based on your body’s innate healing response.
The Microneedling Treatment
Your microneedling treatment starts with a consultation. Our medical providers carefully examine your skin, discuss your goals and concerns, review your medical history, and discuss your treatment options. They describe what you can expect from microneedling and the potential benefits of adding growth factors to your session. After a thorough evaluation, our medical providers curate a personalized treatment plan.
The medical provider cleanses your facial skin and applies a topical numbing cream to minimize discomfort. The SkinPen device is adjusted according to your skin type and conditions, following which it’s used to punch micro-punctures on your skin’s surface. After covering all treatment areas, the growth factors are applied to your skin to promote collagen production.
The Microneedling Recovery
After the treatment, you may notice some redness, minor swelling, and sensitivity, which will diminish within the first 24 to 72 hours. You must keep the skin clean and avoid sun exposure to aid recovery. Aftercare also includes minimizing skin irritation, applying moisturizers, and avoiding scrubbing or picking at the treated area. You can resume your daily activities immediately, but avoid workouts and direct sunlight until the side effects dissipate completely.
Contact Dr. Abbott
Abbott Aesthetics offers microneedling using the latest SkinPen device, an FDA-approved, minimally invasive solution for improving skin texture and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. To further enhance the results, we offer an option to boost the treatments with growth factors. Please schedule a consultation with our medical providers to learn more about your microneedling options in Dallas.