What is Microneedling?
When home skin products aren't effective, but you aren't ready for surgery, learn more about nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments, like microneedling. Our skilled aesthetic team is pleased to perform microneedling (collagen induction therapy) with the advanced SkinPen® technology within our Tucson, AZ office. Microneedling with SkinPen uses multiple fine needles to effectively and safely make micro-injuries in the skin. The micro-injuries trigger the body's natural production of elastin and collagen, two nutrients that enhance the overall health and appearance of your skin. Additionally, microneedling may help reduce pores, stretch marks, and scars. Make an appointment for a consultation at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery to learn more about the benefits of microneedling and ways to customize the procedure for your skin concerns and goals.
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Who is a candidate for microneedling?
It is possible you could be a candidate for microneedling if you have light or mild complexion issues, like rough skin texture or low elasticity. Microneedling treatments may also reduce the look of stretch marks, scars, and pores. You must be willing to wait before seeing improvements from your microneedling procedure since the elastin and collagen require time to have an effect on the complexion, but you will have results that look natural and gain healthier, stronger skin.
What to expect during microneedling
A microneedling with SkinPen treatment is performed in a treatment room in around 30 – 60 minutes with local anesthesia or numbing cream if requested; however, patients generally feel mild or no pain and discomfort. The skin being treated will be cleaned before the SkinPen microneedling handpiece is passed evenly over. After treatment, a moisturizer selected for your skin type will be massaged in along with UV protection because the treated skin will be more sensitive after the procedure.
How long is recovery after microneedling?
You might have mild redness and swelling for around a day; however, this should fade naturally. It can take around 1 – 2 months as the elastin and collagen supply increases until you see significant changes in the appearance and health of your complexion. You should plan to get around 4 – 6 follow-up treatments every 4 – 6 weeks for optimal results and long-term skin health.
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Improve the appearance and health of your skin with microneedling treatments at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ. A minimally invasive procedure that may give you dramatic improvements, microneedling prompts your natural production of collagen for smoother, firmer skin. Make a consultation with our aesthetic team to learn more about this procedure and other skin improvement treatments.