If you have skin damage, like acne scars, fine lines, or age spots, microneedling may help improve these conditions. Vindhya Veerula, MD of Integrative Dermatology & Laser Spa in Fort Wayne, Indiana, are proud to offer this revolutionary treatment that works with your body’s natural ability to heal. For a consultation about how microneedling can improve your skin, call or book an appointment online today.
Also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), microneedling is used to naturally boost the smoothness and texture of the skin. Microneedling consists of a series of controlled micro-injuries to the skin. The resulting healing process stimulates your own body's collagen and elastin production.
Microneedling is often coupled with hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in young healthy skin, or platelet-rich plasma. Together, this process increases the smoothness and elasticity of the skin, and diminishes fine lines, age spots, and acne scars.
Microneedling has been shown to improve a number of skin conditions, including:
During your consultation, your provider discusses any concerns you may have with your skin and determines if microneedling can help.
First, your provider applies a numbing cream to the area being treated. Once your skin is numb, they glide the microneedling device with a sterile tip across your skin. This creates thousands of superficial microscopic channels.
After the procedure is complete, your provider applies a hyaluronic acid serum or platelet-rich plasma to stimulate healing and collagen production. The procedure is often boosted with a Vitamin C serum.
Your microneedling treatment takes around 30 minutes to complete, and you can resume normal activities immediately. Most people typically notice the skin looks pink or red in the first few hours after the procedure, and your skin might feel itchy or warm. After 48 hours, your skin may start to peel, which is a sign of the body exfoliating itself.
Your provider at Integrative Dermatology & Laser Spa also gives you a detailed after-care plan following your microneedling treatment.
Typically, results can be seen after three treatments, which are spaced four weeks apart. To maintain results, the team at Integrative Dermatology & Laser Spa recommends follow-up treatments spaced out either 6-8 weeks apart or quarterly.
For a consultation about how microneedling can help you, call or book an appointment with the team at Integrative Dermatology & Laser Spa today.