- Acne Scarring
- Stretch Marks
- Wrinkles and Fine Lines
in Fargo, North Dakota
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, helps rebuild your skin by causing tissues to renew without the need for harsh chemicals. This procedure helps reveal the young, bright face underneath skin that is subject to many different concerns like acne, skin discoloration, and blemishes. This makes microneedling one of the best options for skin rejuvenation with regular treatments.
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure designed to help rejuvenate your skin by creating safe, controlled skin injuries in order to produce new collagen and elastin. As the skin undergoes its’ natural repair process, it results in renewed skin with an improvement in texture and firmness. This process builds new skin tissue on your face so that any long-term skin problems you may have can be replaced by new, healthy cells. Whether you are concerned about wrinkles, acne scars, or sun damage, microneedling is an effective solution.
Micro-needling treatments are performed using the SkinPen® device and a topical anesthetic. This applicator has many micro-needles that lightly penetrate the skin, causing controlled injuries which activate your skin’s natural healing processes. This helps to rebuild skin tissue with natural collagen, which helps keep the skin smooth and firm. SkinPen is the first FDA-approved microneedling instrument, although other common forms of microneedling use dermarollers.
SkinPen microneedling works in three phases. First, the skin is injured, causing your body to start cleaning and disinfecting the wound, getting rid of debris and bacteria as it prepares to create new tissue. Then, the wound is rebuilt with new cells and blood vessels. After that, the wound is replaced with new skin tissue.
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Micro-needling is a minimally-invasive procedure, so recovery time is minimal. Most patients require no downtime at all. It is important to note that, for the first 24 hours following the procedure, you should avoid working out or being exposed to excessive heat so that you avoid sweating, as this can cause inflammation. Some patients experience redness, bruising, or tingling sensations (similar to sunburn), but these are minimal and should go away within 24 to 48 hours. Your skin will be more sensitive after the procedure, so using sunscreen is a must. During a consultation, we can recommend the best sunscreens from our full line of in-house products.
After treatment, most patients notice their skin has a healthy glow. Visible improvements in the skin develop over the course of the next few weeks as new collagen begins to grow, and your skin heals. Results continue to improve for up to six months after treatment as collagen production continues. We recommend a treatment package of at least three treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. You can also opt for additional skin rejuvenation treatments and physician-grade products to boost your results.
Tired of bleak, wrinkled, and damaged skin? SkinPen Micro-needling can help with a few easy treatment sessions. To discuss your options with microneedling, contact our Fargo office by calling or filing out our online form. Our skincare specialists can plan the right treatment package for you and your goals.