Microneedling: A Minimally-invasive Solution for Smoother, Rejuvenated Skin

A young woman showing her left side before treatment and her right side after treatment Blemishes such as scarring, fine lines, rosacea, and other imperfections can make your skin appear tired, aged, and unhealthy. If you are looking for a non-surgical solution that can help you achieve smoother, younger-looking skin, Bonita Medical Center offers microneedling treatment at our Santa Fe, NM, practice. This safe, minimally invasive treatment can reduce the appearance of skin imperfections quickly, with little to no downtime, and can be repeated multiple times until optimal results are achieved.

After the treatment, and once the body begins to naturally repair itself, patients will begin to notice a smoother, rejuvenated skin appearance.

What to Expect

During your treatment, a hand-held microneedling device will be moved across your skin to produce controlled trauma and activate your body’s natural healing response. The medical instrument consists of hundreds of tiny surgical-grade needles, which create micro channels into the skin. As the device is glided vertically, diagonally, and horizontally across the treatment area, the needles puncture  the surface of the skin, leading to a natural occurrence of increased collagen. After the treatment, and once the body begins to naturally repair itself, you will begin to notice a smoother, rejuvenated skin appearance. Most patients experience only minor discomfort, and afterward we will provide a topical solution to help keep the skin hydrated to promote quicker healing.

Treatment Candidates

In general, most patients over 21 are candidates for microneedling. Hyperpigmentation, scarring, wrinkles, and fine lines are all treatable with microneedling. As opposed to ablative or thermal-based skin treatments, microneedling is safe for all skin types. The skin must be free from infection. 

Scarring: Microneedling can help break up scar tissue and then promote the creation of collagen. This causes the scars to fade away, as the renewed skin heals.

Facial Lines and Wrinkles: The loss of collagen and elastin causes the skin to thin, leading to lines and wrinkles. With newly formed collagen, the skin will begin to tighten and thicken, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and lines and improving the texture of the skin.

Acne: Microneedling can be used to assist in the absorption of topical acne products, in addition to helping reduce the appearance of depressed scarring that can follow acne outbreaks.

Rosacea: The production of collagen can help improve the red spots caused by rosacea and improve skin texture.

Microneedling may be used on the face, neck and décolleté.  The treatment is highly customizable for different skin conditions and types.

Experience Improved Skin

Imperfections and skin blemishes can make patients feel self-conscious about their appearance, but the cost and downtime of a surgical procedure or laser skin rejuvenation may not be their only option. Many patients can now benefit from microneedling treatments to help them achieve the smooth, rejuvenated skin they desire. If you would like to learn more about how the treatment works, or if you would like to schedule your appointment, please contact our office today.  

 

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