Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is an effective resurfacing procedure with the benefit of minimal downtime. It can be used on nearly all parts of the face for fine lines and wrinkles, but it works remarkably well to improve the appearance of:
For other parts of the body, treatments such as laser devices may be more effective.
Microneedling uses multiple tiny needles to create microscopic holes just under the surface of the skin. The process stimulates the skin’s ability to produce collagen and elastin, and to heal itself. The healing process produces permanent structural changes in the skin which result in better skin texture and long lasting improvement.
While patients do see some improvement with a single microneedling treatment, a series of 3 procedures spaced a month apart is recommended to attain even better results. Optimum results are seen 6 months post procedure. Maintenance treatments help to maintain or even improve upon original benefit.
Microneedling is quick, taking only minutes to treat the skin around the mouth. However, to make our patients more comfortable, our nurses apply an anesthetic gel 30 minutes prior to the treatment.
Microneedling is safe for all skin types and can be done at any time during the year.
Patients do experience some redness that can last on average 3 days. While makeup cannot be applied on the day of the treatment, it will easily cover any redness on the following days.
If you live in or around Boston and Microneedling is something you are considering to rejuvenate your skin, our medical professionals can help. Request a consultation online or contact us at (617) 731-1600 to schedule an appointment.