While many of us are concerned with the effects of aging, it can be challenging to figure out which procedures work as advertised. Microneedling is an effective cosmetic procedure scientifically proven to stimulate collagen production and can promote plumper and more youthful skin. If you are looking for firm and glowing skin without going under the knife, microneedling can be an effective and minimally invasive option.
At Elizabeth Oral Surgery Group, we offer various innovative aesthetic treatments in addition to our state-of-the-art oral and maxillofacial care. We understand how important your appearance is to looking and feeling your absolute best and aim to help you achieve your aesthetic goals in a safe environment. Our highly-trained professionals use FDA-approved techniques and provide unparalleled attention and care throughout your treatment to ensure your comfort, safety, and satisfaction.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy and is performed by creating micro-punctures in the skin using miniature, sterilized needles. These pinpricks injure the skin ever so slightly to stimulate collagen production to heal the damage. This new, collagen-rich tissue is often smoother and firmer than before the procedure, and some patients even experience an improvement in discoloration and hyperpigmentation.
Before performing the microneedling facial, your healthcare provider will conduct a thorough examination to identify your health and skin concerns and develop a plan of action that suits your needs. This outpatient procedure is typically performed with a numbing agent to ensure a pain-free experience. During the treatment, you may feel warmth or a slight scratching sensation as the needles move across your skin. Depending on your skin concerns and aesthetic goals, the procedure can take anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour. In many cases, patients can see noticeable improvements in their skin after only one facial.
Benefits of Microneedling Facials
Microneedling can treat various skin and health concerns and leave you feeling refreshed and confident. Some of the many benefits of microneedling facials include the following:
- Reducing the appearance of scars
- Improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Shrinking enlarged pores
- Evening skin tone, including reducing the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation
- Improving the skin’s firmness and elasticity
- Reducing the frequency of acne breakouts
This quick and painless procedure is significantly cheaper and safer than laser therapy and other invasive treatment methods.
You may notice some redness or irritation in the first few days following your procedure. Additionally, your skin will be more sensitive to sun damage. Be sure to apply sunscreen daily to protect your skin from burns. Within a couple of weeks, your skin should be fully healed, and you should be able to see the many benefits of the procedure. Depending on your unique skin concerns, your healthcare provider may also recommend a series of treatments to maintain the results.
Schedule an Appointment with a Skilled Aesthetic Specialist Today
If you are seeking treatment for aging, scarred, or discolored skin, an aesthetic specialist from Elizabeth Oral Surgery Group may be able to help. We are committed to offering our patients the best possible care in comfortable, first-class facilities. Our specialists take a patient-centric approach to your needs to ensure you leave our office satisfied.
We understand how critical loving your skin is to your confidence and mental health. We will work with you to achieve your vision safely through our innovative and minimally invasive treatment options. To schedule an appointment and learn more about how we can help you, call us today at (908) 663-5309 or complete our contact form.