Micro-needling is a skin treatment that is used to address fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other moderate skin blemishes. Micro-needling works by causing a series of controlled micro-injuries to the skin, which stimulate collagen and elastin growth, resulting in smoother, healthier-looking skin. Mesna Plastic Surgery is proud to offer patients micro-needling treatments at our Minneapolis-area location. This treatment can provide superior results for patients with mild skin blemishes. If you would like to learn more about how this innovative treatment can help you achieve your skin care goals, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
Stimulating Natural Healing
The process of micro-needling to stimulate the natural response of collagen and elastin growth is one of the safest skin treatments available. By inducing this natural response, the skin becomes more plump and thick, which reduces the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles.
At the beginning of your procedure, a member of our skin care team will apply a topical gel to the treatment area and select the appropriate setting on the micro-needling device according to your goals. The device is gently pressed against your skin and moved throughout the treatment area until it has been completely covered. Patients report little discomfort, and compare the feeling to that of sandpaper being gently rubbed against the skin. The speed of the micro-needling device, along with the topical gel, help reduce discomfort.
The entire procedure can be completed in about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Immediately following the procedure, the skin in the treatment area will be a bright red color, which will subside in one to four days. You can help expedite the recovery process by using skin care products recommended by our staff.
Benefits of Micro-needling
Micro-needling procedures can dramatically increase the effectiveness of skin care products because of the channels created in the skin. Micro-needling is safe for use on any area of the body, and for all skin types. The needles are made from medical grade stainless steel that contains no nickel, so the chances of having an allergic reaction are greatly reduced. The micro-needling device can be set to different speeds and reach multiple depths within the skin to completely customize the treatment for your desired effect. The micro-needling procedure promotes circulation, collagen and elastin production, and the formation of new capillaries. This will improve not only the appearance of your skin, but also the texture and feel. New collagen growth will improve fine lines, wrinkles, and scars by elevating depressed tissue so that it is more even with surrounding skin. Micro-needling also has shown a positive effect in treatment of hyper- and hypo-pigmentation, as well as scars and stretch marks.
Make a Micro-needling Appointment
If you have any moderate skin blemishes that you would like to treat without pain and significant down time, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve the rejuvenation you deserve.