As we age, several changes occur in our bodies. Among these is a reduced production rate of collagen, a protein essential to the health and beauty of your skin. Collagen loss leads to drastic volume loss in the cheeks, fine lines and wrinkles, and sagging skin, among other side effects. At Andes Medical Care in Concord, CA, our vision is to help our clients promote healing from within using anti-aging treatments.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an anti-aging treatment that is most commonly used to address uneven pigmentation, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles and volume loss of the face. However, it can be used to treat other types of scars and stretch marks on other parts of the body, such as the hips, back, and abdomen.
This treatment involves the use of a special device that penetrates your skin with several fine needles. When these needles puncture the surface of your skin, “micro-injuries” occur. Your body’s natural response to these injuries is to produce more collagen. As a result of the increased collagen, your skin becomes more flush against your body. More importantly, fine lines and wrinkles are filled in as the collagen stimulation also adds volume.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
Before your microneedling treatment, the treatment site is sterilized. A special device is used to create microchannels on this skin. This triggers the natural healing and tissue production processes of your body for rejuvenated, healthy skin.
What Results Can I Expect?
As soon as treatment begins, your skin starts to tighten in response to the treatment. But the benefits don’t end when you walk out of our office. It takes several weeks for your body to produce new collagen and that collagen to add volume to the skin. You should start to see even more benefits of your treatment a week after your first treatment. Within four to six weeks of your first treatments, you can expect to see the full benefits of your session. For the best results, a series of treatments may be recommended.
Could I Benefit from Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation that relies on the natural abilities of your own body and skin. This makes it a safe and effective treatment option for most generally healthy individuals, and this treatment can be performed on nearly all skin tones and types! However, a consultation with our professionals in Concord can help you best determine your candidacy for treatment.
Learn More About Anti-Aging Treatments Today
Microneedling may help you effectively address concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and more. To determine if you are the ideal candidate for this treatment, contact the dedicated aesthetic professionals at Andes Medical Care in Concord, CA today to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to help you look and feel your best.