More and more people are turning to microneedling to improve the appearance of their skin, no matter whether they want to smooth away wrinkles and fine lines or enjoy a firmer, smoother appearance. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, stimulates collagen production to help skin look more youthful. Find out more about this procedure and how your skin can benefit from getting microneedling from our West Lafayette, IN, board-certified medspa dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. John Randall.
What is Microneedling?
To understand the benefits of this cosmetic skin treatment, it’s essential to understand what this treatment involves. During microneedling, a small device containing tiny needles is directed over the skin. By causing microscopic pricks or traumas to the outside of the skin, this stimulates collagen, which in turn helps to generate healthier, more youthful skin.
What are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Getting microneedling from our West Lafayette, IN, medspa team can offer you a variety of benefits, including,
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Diminishing the appearance of superficial scars (e.g., acne scars)
- Reducing stretch marks
- Treating early signs of aging
- Amazing results without needing surgery
- Little to no downtime
What Skin Problems Can Microneedling Treat?
You may be an ideal candidate for microneedling if you are looking to improve,
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Enlarged pores
- Skin tone and texture
- Skin’s elasticity
- Other superficial scars
- Stretch marks
While this treatment is primarily used to treat early signs of aging and other skin issues, the procedure can also be used on other areas of the body like the thighs and abdomen to treat stretch marks.
How Long is the Microneedling Procedure?
Before we begin treatment, topical anesthesia will be applied to the face or treatment area about one hour before the procedure to eliminate any discomfort. Once the area is completely numb, we can start the procedure, which only takes about a half hour to complete. The entire microneedling process usually takes about two hours.