If you’re missing the youthful smooth skin you had years ago, microneedling can help you restore it. At Central Utah Dermatology, with offices in Richfield, Hurricane, Ephraim and Washington, Utah, the expert team of dermatology specialists offers both traditional microneedling and radiofrequency microneedling that they personalize for your skin concerns. To learn more about microneedling, call the nearest office or book a visit online today.
Microneedling is sometimes called collagen induction therapy because it helps your body make collagen and elastin, the natural proteins that give you firm and youthful skin.
In this treatment, a group of tiny needles prick the skin, moving through the top skin layer and into the dermis. Within the dermis, the cells that produce collagen and elastin (fibroblasts) can be stimulated to make more of those vital substances through microneedling.
Microneedling with radiofrequency is a popular variation of this treatment. For microneedling with radiofrequency, the microneedles are hollow, allowing the direct delivery of radiofrequency (RF) energy to the dermis.
Microneedling is effective for anti-aging and many other issues, including:
One reason that microneedling is so effective for multiple skin concerns is that it creates tunnels straight to the dermis, something you can’t do with ordinary topical skin care. Those tunnels allow for direct delivery of serums and other products where they’re most effective. The Central Utah Dermatology team can tailor your microneedling treatment for your goals.
After microneedling, some skin redness is normal but fades in a few days. You can wear makeup as normal starting the next day. Wear sun protection to protect your healing skin from sun damage.
Microneedling results appear gradually, over the next few months. As your fibroblasts generate new collagen and elastin, your skin grows firmer, smoother, and more youthful.
There are an abundance of home microneedling kits available today, and many patients wonder if they’re safe and effective. Unfortunately, home microneedling ranges from ineffective to downright damaging.
In most cases, home microneedling needles don’t reach the optimal depth to stimulate collagen and elastin growth. They might help a bit with the most superficial skin issues but won’t provide dramatic results.
Home microneedling is also impossible to regulate. When you use deeper needles, you have no real idea if you’re reaching the right area within your skin — and overly deep needling can lead to serious skin trauma.
Central Utah Dermatology offers safe and reliable results with microneedling, so don’t wait to call the nearest office or book a visit online today.