Microneedling may sound slightly scary, but it’s the latest trending technique for improving skin health. It can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, and age spots and help promote an overall more radiant complexion. Our blog talks you through all you need to know about microneedling, including what it is and the potential benefits – read more.
What is Microneedling?
At Alamo Heights Dermatology, we are proud to use the SkinPen, the first FDA-cleared device for microneedling. This cutting-edge microneedling device injects tiny needles into the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin improve skin texture and tone while reducing wrinkles, scarring, and discoloration. We recommend this treatment because it is one of the safest procedures available for people of all skin types, yielding dramatic results with minimal downtime. With its precision control features, regular use of the SkinPen can provide long-lasting results that make you look great at every age. Results can often be seen after as little as one session, but generally, two or three are recommended to get the most out of the microneedling process.
Potential Benefits of Treatment
Ultimately, microneedling can help create younger-looking, healthier skin with a fabulous glow. What’s more is that there are minimal side effects associated with microneedling compared to other intensive treatments such as lasers or chemical peels, making it a go-to remedy for many.
Some of the benefits of microneedling include the following:
- Aids in discoloration due to sun damage
- It helps diminish large pores
- Increases elasticity
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
- Removes scar tissue
One of the most attractive aspects of microneedling is that it is a non-invasive procedure with minimal risk while still achieving impressive results. A typical microneedling session takes thirty minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. After the procedure, your skin may feel warm for several hours but should start feeling normal a few hours afterward. Any visible redness will have mostly disappeared by the next day. With that said, most people experience maximum results several weeks following their microneedling session, so it’s important to keep patience and practice a good skincare routine.
Don’t waste another day! At Alamo Heights Dermatology, we are currently offering 15% off single microneedling treatments (with or without PRP) and 15% off packages of three! Don’t miss the opportunity to show your skin some TLC. Visit our website or contact us at (210) 255-8447 to learn more!