Reduce Scarring and Increase Healthy Collagen Production with Microneedling in Chicago
Microneedling has been used for decades to induce collagen production and treat facial scars. It is a minimally invasive, mechanical procedure designed to stimulate the body’s natural collagen and elastin production. A device called a derma roller fitted with tiny needles is used on the skin to create small punctures, which will then trigger the body’s natural response to heal itself. Over time an increase in collagen and elastin will be sent to fill in the superficial wounds, resulting in fuller skin, and a reduction in pore size, stretch marks, and even scars.
What does Microneedling treatment do?
When rolled over the skin, the derma roller does two things. First, it allows for better penetration of products, thanks to tiny pinpricks that work almost like canals, allowing your own skin products — often serums, since they’re the most viscous — to reach deeper into the skin. Second, it creates micro-injuries, which tell your brain to kick into repair mode. This prompts your body to send collagen to the epidermis, which is an important building block of healthy, radiant skin.
Microneedling helps with:
- Reduction in wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Traumatic scarring
- Stretch marks
- Tone improvement
- Tattoo removal
How does Microneedling treatment work?
The micro needling procedure involves using tiny, shallow needles to poke holes in the skin’s surface. The holes are therapeutic, as they cause a micro injury that prompts the skins’s natural healing process. During the process, collagen is produced to fill fine lines, plump the skin, and give you a more youthful look over time.
What areas can be treated?
Microneedling is specifically used to treat the facial area.
How many treatments will I need?
During your consult with Dr. Mary Pritikin, you will come up with a plan for treatment that suits your needs.
How long will it take to recover?
Microneedling is a simple procedure that does not require any downtime.
What will I look like immediately after Microneedling treatment?
The procedure is essentially creating micro injuries on the top layer of your skin, so there is a risk of some redness immediately following the treatment. Over time your body will naturally produce more collagen and with regular treatments, scar tissue and acne marks will be filled in.
To learn more about Microneedling, please make an appointment with our medical esthetician, Sara at PritiSkin™ Advanced Cosmetic Rejuvenation – Chicago’s leading provider of aesthetic and esthetician services – at 312-332-4475.