Microneedling is a revolutionary treatment that helps smooth and tighten your face with ultra-thin needles and brand-new collagen that you make yourself. At Skin Scripts in Lubbock, Texas, a caring team of highly trained and certified personnel administers all microneedling treatments. This treatment can help with acne scars, stretch marks, and oversized pores, in addition to tightening your skin. Book your microneedling consultation by phone now.
Microneedling, also called percutaneous collagen induction therapy, is a minimally-invasive treatment for skin revitalization. Microneedling treats many skin issues, including:
Microneedling is effective for both the face and the body. Many of these issues arise as you age, and microneedling can be a great way to get back to a younger, fresher appearance.
Microneedling is also the delivery method for the Vampire Facial®, an amazing rejuvenating treatment that uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to improve skin firmness, smoothness, and overall appearance.
Your Skin Scripts care provider applies a topical anesthetic to numb your skin in preparation for microneedling. Next, they use a small group of sterilized needles to make microscopic injuries to your skin. Depth ranges from 0.5-3 mm, depending on what your skin concerns are and how much skin remodeling you need.
The needles each create a tiny puncture, directly into your dermis, the area of your skin where you produce collagen and elastin. This action agitates your skin and generates your body’s healing process, which consists of collagen and elastin remodeling.
Collagen and elastin are often called the building blocks of beautiful skin because they play such vital roles. Collagen is the skin’s support system, so it keeps your skin firm. Elastin gives your skin elasticity, so it helps your skin bounce back after you smile, crinkle your eyes, or make other expressions.
After microneedling, it’s normal to have some redness and swelling, along with pinpoint blood spots in some areas. This usually fades within a day or so. You can use lightly applied makeup after microneedling if desired.
You might notice improved skin smoothness and texture in the first week or so, and you could have firmer skin in as little as a few weeks. The new collagen and elastin growth can continue for as long as several months, which means results can gradually get even better.
Most patients enjoy ideal results with a series of microneedling sessions, around one month apart. Your Skin Scripts care provider recommends a personalized treatment plan after discussing your skin concerns and aesthetic goals.
If you want the skin of your youth back, microneedling might be perfect for you. Call to book your appointment at Skin Scripts in the Grace Clinic® building now.