Micro-needling is a specialized skin treatment procedure that encourages the growth of healthy skin without the need for surgery or abrasive resurfacing. It works by stimulating the production of healthy skin tissue through the creation of many tiny micro-channels in the skin. We recommend this cosmetic treatment for those wishing to rid their facial skin of blemishes, age spots, acne scars and fine wrinkles. Since micro-needling affects the skin layers, regrowth is automatic. The body responds to the tiny openings created by building up new tissue and increasing the amount of collagen production. The results are gradual, but they are long-lasting. This is one of the most popular and effective skin rejuvenation procedures out there.
What Micro-Needling Treats
This procedure is recommended for those who have small facial wrinkles and smile lines, skin damage caused by sun exposure and other environmental factors and superficial discolorations, such as acne scars. It can also be effective for reducing the appearance of redness and improving overall skin tone.
About the Procedure
We encourage all interested individuals to contact us to schedule a consultation. We will look at the problem areas and discuss all treatment options. If micro-needling is deemed by us to be a suitable treatment, we can plan your treatment and give you instructions on how to prepare.
The depth to which the micro-needles penetrate is adjusted according to the thickness of the skin and the condition being treated. The tiny openings are separated by healthy tissue. This gives the body a blueprint with which to work. The skin healing process goes on for several weeks. We may schedule a series of micro-needling treatments for optimal results.
The skin will continue to heal for about three or four weeks. Collagen production increases slowly, so the final result may not come for a few months. Wrinkles will be smoothed out, and the small discolorations and acne scars will be less noticeable.
This treatment is preferable to skin ablation or harsh resurfacing. There is virtually no downtime for the client. Unlike chemical peels, micro-needling is effective for all skin tones, which is yet another reason why this procedure is so popular.
Schedule a consultation at Old Town Medspa in Chicago to get more information about how micro-needling can help you to look and feel rejuvenated. During your consultation, you’ll get all the facts about this simple cosmetic treatment, including how it can benefit you. Contact us today to book an appointment to learn more.