Microneedling is an outpatient procedure that encourages the production of collagen –– a protein that improves your skin’s appearance and elasticity. During microneedling, your Cumberland Dermatology provider uses a handheld tool called a SkinPen to make a series of microscopic puncture wounds on the surface of your skin.
These microscopic wounds increase circulation to your face and cause your body to create more collagen and elastin. Over time, that process makes your skin look smoother, younger, and healthier.
At Cumberland Dermatology, the team uses microneedling to treat various skin-related issues, including:
You might also be a candidate for microneedling if you have an uneven skin tone or reduced skin elasticity.
Before recommending microneedling, your Cumberland Dermatology provider reviews your medical records and asks about your goals. Let them know if you take any prescription drugs during the initial consultation. If you take blood thinners or medication for acne, you might need to stop prior to treatment.
The team at Cumberland Dermatology performs microneedling during a quick in-office visit.
At the beginning of treatment, you lie down on your back on an exam table. Then, your provider applies a topical anesthetic to your skin. When the anesthesia sets in, your provider uses a handheld tool, called a SkinPen, to make a series of small puncture wounds. Last, your provider places a healing serum on your skin.
After your skin absorbs the healing serum, your Cumberland Dermatology provider washes your face and provides care instructions.
After microneedling, it’s normal to experience some mild redness, bruising, and swelling for several days. Get plenty of rest and take your medication as prescribed. If your symptoms worsen, or you experience signs of an infection, contact the team at Cumberland Dermatology right away.
Microneedling doesn’t provide instant results. It’s a cumulative treatment, meaning the benefits add up over time.
After microneedling treatment, avoid direct sunlight and take good care of your skin. Most people notice a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and large pores within two or three weeks, but it may take longer. Be patient, attend each checkup, and follow your provider’s instructions.
To see if you’re a candidate for microneedling, make an appointment at Cumberland Dermatology by calling the nearest office or booking online today.