Are you looking to achieve benefits that improve the appearance of your skin without surgery? Are you tired of spending time and money on topical creams that don’t seem to help very much? Fortunately, today’s advances in professional skincare offer a happy middle ground. One of the most popular non-surgical treatments is microneedling. It offers real results that can provide significantly smoother skin and a radiant appearance. At Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN, we can attest to the remarkable outcomes ourselves.
What Does Microneedling Treat?
This treatment is a versatile solution for several concerns that can affect your appearance. It can improve:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
- Other types of scars
- Sun spots
- Uneven skin texture and rough patches
- Loss of firmness
Beyond addressing the things you don’t like, this treatment can give you skin that you love. Many patients say it is the most effective form of skincare they’ve ever tried. People are raving about the bright, glowing complexion they get from it.
How Does Microneedling Work?
It Stimulates Your Body’s Natural Healing Abilities
One amazing thing about your body is that it has its own rejuvenating mechanism. When we are younger, we don’t get wrinkles or fine lines because our skin can maintain its smoothness with collagen and elastin. These two proteins prevent our skin from becoming creased as a result of muscle movements. When we are older, our production of these proteins decreases, meaning that the facial expressions we make leave lines. They start out faintly at first and eventually become wrinkles.
Microneedling uses something called Collagen Induction Therapy. The goal is to encourage your skin to produce new collagen by activating the healing response. To do this, a licensed medical professional uses a hand-held needle roller to gently penetrate the skin barrier. This is a painless way to trick your skin into thinking it is being damaged so that it produces collagen and elastin. As a result, these proteins will go to work smoothing out the signs of aging, repairing scars, and evening out irregularities.
It Lets You Avoid More Intense Procedures and Products That Aren’t Effective
Did you know that many anti-aging products on the market contain a very small percentage of the active ingredient? Some are basically just moisturizers. Despite their high cost, they don’t make a big difference when it comes to fine lines, wrinkles, or scars. Meanwhile, some people don’t want to try surgery because they don’t like the idea of downtime.
Collagen Induction Therapy is a straightforward, minimally invasive treatment that will work without requiring you to take time away from your normal activities. In fact, it can be done in just half an hour, and you can go back to work immediately after. We provide a numbing agent to reduce any chance of discomfort. The prick points themselves are small and gentle. Even people who say they are afraid of needles are able to get this treatment.
It Provides Lasting Results
Some patients start enjoying the benefits of this treatment immediately after they walk out of their appointment. In the days and weeks that follow, the skin continues to improve by producing more and more collagen. Patients who do a series of four to six sessions planned at monthly intervals usually experience the best improvements. To keep up the results, we can schedule touch-up appointments according to how your skin responds.
It Is Effective on Your Face and Other Areas
This treatment isn’t just for your face. You can experience the benefits on your hands, neck arms, chest, tummy, and other areas. It is especially effective for stretch marks on the stomach, with many skincare professionals proclaiming it as the best way to address this concern.
Collagen Induction Therapy and Botox
Botox is another highly effective treatment for people who want to do something about the fact that they are producing less collagen. It is an injectable that targets the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles, relaxing them so that the skin smooths out. Many people even use it to prevent new creases from forming. The injections are administered subtly for a natural look that will not leave any parts of your face frozen.
Microneedling and Botox are two different approaches, but both result in fewer signs of aging. One major difference is that Collagen Induction Therapy can give you an all-over glow, treat scarring and improve hyperpigmentation. If you are interested in pursuing the benefits of both treatments, you don’t have to choose one or the other. Just make sure you don’t schedule Botox within two weeks prior to Collagen Induction Therapy or within one week following your appointment.
Achieve Natural Beauty With Microneedling
Collagen Induction Therapy can give you skin you will love by stimulating your own powerful healing process. Experience a smoother texture, get a more radiant appearance, and even out any irregular areas with this popular treatment. Finally, you can improve your skin in ways that actually show.
If you are interested in learning more about this treatment, come into our practice and meet us in person. We can take a look at your skin, talk about your goals, and make a plan that will address your needs. During your consultation, you can ask all the questions you want and discover different treatment options. Contact Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN for more information on microneedling. We look forward to bringing out your natural radiance.