Microneedling is an exciting, FDA-cleared treatment that involves little downtime while delivering major results. The procedure can help battle everything from fine lines and wrinkles to acne scars and enlarged pores.
At Limmer Dermatology in San Antonio, Texas, our skilled skincare specialists are experts in eradicating a wide array of skin flaws using minimally-invasive microneedling. Microneedling isn’t entirely new. Earlier forms of this treatment have been used for years. But thanks to improved technology and techniques, microneedling is more effective and in demand than ever. In this blog, the Limmer Dermatology team breaks down the miracle of microneedling.
Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is performed with a handheld, electrically powered device containing ultrafine needles. The device is run across your face, creating precise, microscopic punctures in your skin. These “micro-injuries” stimulate your skin to repair naturally by stimulating collagen production and dermal remodeling. As we age, skin thins and sags, and collagen production declines.
Microneedling can remedy a wide range of skin imperfections. These include:
For optimal results, we recommend three to five treatments spaced at least one month apart can increase elastic skin fibers. Microneedling also helps the outermost layer of the skin become thicker and tauter.
We can amp up your microneedling treatment by combining it with radiofrequency (RF) energy. This treatment is called Secret PRO. Along with creating microchannels, Secret PRO simultaneously delivers RF energy to heat and coagulate your dermis. This thermal action creates a more robust and deeper skin response for better results.
The innovative technology also reduces the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, a side effect of some resurfacing techniques.
Microneedling results can also be enhanced by applying platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into the treated tissue. Platelet-rich plasma is derived from your own blood. We take a sample of your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the platelets. Next, this platelet-rich substance is spread across the microchannels to expedite healing.
So, if you’re ready to say goodbye to annoying skin flaws and turn back the clock, call to book a consultation at our office in San Antonio, Texas, or request an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary