Microneedling is a popular treatment designed to enhance the look and feel of facial skin. The procedure often provides striking results that can take years off of a patient’s appearance. The process is beneficial to almost anyone in good health. Thanks to the expertise of Dr. Brian Boyd’s cosmetic team, achieving a more youthful aesthetic is an attainable goal for most people.
The criterion for ideal candidates includes those who are in good health with a desire to improve their facial appearance. Nearly anyone can benefit from microneedling. Additionally, most candidates who want optimal results have the following in common:
- The wish for a general improvement of the skin’s texture, aesthetics, and feel
- Skin laxity that is in mild to moderate condition
- The desire to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- The need for mild to average improvements to the skin’s appearance, including the treatment of acne scars, sun-damaged skin, uneven skin tone, stretch marks, and more
The procedure involves the use of fine needles mounted on rollers to create small punctures in the skin’s surface. These micro-wounds encourage the body’s natural healing mechanisms in a very targeted manner. The purpose of these tiny punctures is to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin so that while the skin heals, it takes on a healthier and more youthful appearance. The duration of each microneedling session varies depending on the individual’s desired goals and the size of the treatment area but is seldom more than 30 minutes.
For the best possible outcomes, Dr. Boyd utilizes Environ® products such as the Cosmetic Gold Roll-CIT®. The Environ® line of products is specially made to treat the sensitive areas of the face for maximum potential improvement. The benefits of using this specialized equipment include faster healing times, restoration of skin tightness, and a better reduction of blemishes.
Those who receive microneedling treatments may experience mild redness and some soreness, which usually resolves after a few days. In some cases, microneedling is combined with special serums and lotions to speed up the healing process. Protection of the skin from the sun is necessary after a microneedling session due to increased skin sensitivity. Most patients can receive the benefits of microneedling with very little to no downtime.
Many patients elect to have multiple treatments to enhance their potential outcomes. The optimum is three sessions. Improvements in the quality and condition of the skin vary depending on several factors. The number of procedures, differences in skin quality, and severity of sun damage can all influence how long the beneficial effects of microneedling treatments can last. Periodic touch ups are often recommended to maintain the best possible appearance of facial skin tone and texture. In the best cases, the rejuvenating effects of microneedling result in an even skin tone, a tightened facial appearance, a better skin texture, and an overall rejuvenated look. Many patients are happier with their appearance after receiving microneedling and report an enhanced sense of self-esteem.
Those who are considering microneedling should schedule a consultation with Dr. Boyd’s office by calling (310) 597-4734.