If you are looking for a way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, or stretch marks without any down time, microneedling is the solution for you. Microneedling is a quick, minimally invasive procedure that can give you smoother skin in just a few treatments, resulting in a firm, youthful look.
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling works by stimulating collagen production below the epidermis using fine needles in a handheld device. These needles penetrate the skin, causing small injuries to trigger your body’s natural healing processes. To fill the microscopic wounds caused by the device, your body produces both new collagen and elastin to fill the gap.
Microneedling provides a number of benefits, including:
- Reduced Signs of Aging. As we age, our skin loses elastin and collagen at a rapid rate, causing the skin to thin and sag. Microneedling forces the body to produce more of these naturally-occurring substances so that it can repair the skin more efficiently.
- Improved Scar Appearance. If you have scars from acne breakouts or past surgery, microneedling can help break down the old scar tissue and trigger the production of healthier skin.
- Less Noticeable Stretch Marks. While stretch marks are incredibly difficult to get rid of, microneedling is effective for reducing their appearance, especially when combined with other skin treatments. At Austin Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Johnny Franco can combine the microneedling procedure with Sculptra, a dermal filler that enhances collagen production deep in the skin to improve facial volume.
- Short Recovery. Unlike more invasive procedures, microneedling requires little to no downtime, with most patients returning to their normal activities within 24-48 hours after treatment.
Generally, it takes 2-3 treatment sessions for most patients to achieve a flawless complexion. With one treatment every 4-6 weeks, you can enjoy maximum results in as little as 2-3 months.
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If you want to rejuvenate your facial appearance and are interested in the microneedling procedure, contact Austin Plastic Surgeon to schedule a consultation with Dr. Franco. We are proud to serve patients living in Austin, Texas and the surrounding area.