Microneedling: A Little Help From Your Friends at Midwest DERMaesthetics
Looking for fresh and rejuvenated skin, but don’t want to deal with a long recovery time or surgery? Microneedling with SkinPen® is the revolutionary treatment for patients who want to improve the appearance of:
- Acne Scars
- Loss of elasticity
- Fine Lines and wrinkles
- Uneven pigment (hyperpigmentation)
At Midwest DERMaesthetics day spa, inside our Midwest Dermatology Lakeside location, our licensed aesthetician and SkinPen trained professional offers comprehensive microneedling treatments that can improve your skin’s texture and appearance. Microneedling can even address common skin flaws that may affect your self-confidence, such as acne scars and wrinkles. And the SkinPen technology is backed by science as the first FDA cleared microneedling device and only FDA cleared microneedling protocol.
Why Skin Loses Its Luster
As you get older, your body slows down its production of collagen, a protein that gives your skin its youthful appearance and supports volume in your cheeks and around your mouth.
Without needed collagen, skin becomes less flexible and loosens over time, forming wrinkles and creases that can age you. A lack of collagen also makes skin dry and dull, which can add even more years to your appearance.
The Collagen Connection
Microneedling is a fairly simple process that involves a pen-shaped, handheld medical device containing dozens of fine needles that penetrate the surface of the skin at a very high speed. With each tap-like puncture, the needles break down old scar tissue and the body responds by stimulating the production of skin cells.
This growth involves the production of new collagen and elastin. As the collagen and elastin are created, your skin is rejuvenated. Within weeks of treatment, you’ll notice improvements in your skin’s texture and tone, and area where ou have lost volume will begin to fill in. The result is a more youthful, fresh look for you.
5 Ways Microneedling Boosts Your Skin Health
The benefits of microneedling are many, but there are five primary reasons why the treatment is so popular for reversing the signs of aging skin.
1. Minimal Downtime.
You’ll receive your treatment in our beautiful spa suite located just inside Midwest Dermatology at the Lakeside office. To assure your comfort, topical numbing cream is applied to the skin about 30 minutes before the procedure. Once you’re done, you can go back to work or your usual schedule without needing any time to recover. You may experience mild redness immediately after treatment but that will resolve quickly.
2. Treats More Than One Skin Condition.
In just one microneedling treatment, you can address the overall tone and texture of your skin while also treating scars, wrinkles, and fine lines. Based on your expectations and skin health, our licensed medical aesthetician Kim Niebur can achieve your desired results using a microneedling plan customized just for you.
It’s important to know that the microneedling done at Midwest DERMaesthetics is different than needling done by beauticians and spas. We use the original FDA-approved SkinPen® by Bellus Medical. The SkinPen has needles that go to a depth greater than .3 mm, and Midwest Dermatology ensures that all microneedling procedures are done by a medical aesthetician, nurse or doctor, under the direction of a medical director. Done in a doctor’s office, microneedling can deliver smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
4. SkinPen Can Be Combined With a Customized Skin Care Regimen.
After your microneedling procedure, we don’t just watch you ride into the sunset! At your direction, we’ll help you develop a skin care regimen to cleanse and moisturize your skin properly. We’ll also help you protect your skin with recommendations for the sunscreen best suited for your specific skin type and condition.
5. Long-lasting results.
While it will take some time to see the full benefits of microneedling, your skin will continue to improve in the weeks after your treatment. As microneedling addresses the root cause of wrinkles and fine lines, you can expect your results to last for a long time.
Add Ons to Turn Your “Tech Neck” Around
With all the texting and computer screens we’re staring at these days, “tech neck,” or the repetitive wrinkles and damage to the tissue structures of the neck, is a very real thing.
One of the best ways to fight the onset of aging crepe-y skin on the neck is with a SkinPen microneedling add-on treatment for your neck and décolletage area. The FDA has recently approved SkinPen use at a precise 2.5mm depth, which ensures the delicate skin in the neck area isn’t damaged, but is simply rejuvenated.