Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that helps skin look younger and healthier by harnessing the body’s natural healing processes. During a microneedling session, Dr. Damsetter uses tiny needles to prick the skin, creating very small wounds. The body responds to these wounds by producing more collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for keeping skin healthy and youthful looking.
Most microneedling sessions last between 30 and 60 minutes. At our Glenview, IL office, we start by cleansing and applying a numbing cream to the area being treated. This helps reduce discomfort during the procedure.
Using rollers covered with small, sterilized needles, Dr. Damstetter creates tiny “micro-wounds” in the numbed area. These wounds trigger the body’s natural response to injury and quickly encourage collagen and elastin production, which helps fast-track the skin’s natural healing responses. As a result, the skin’s look and texture gradually and consistently improve.
There are a host of benefits to microneedling. Not only is the procedure great for all skin types and tones, but it can treat or prevent a variety of skin concerns:
Collagen production begins to slow around the age of 30, which leads to fine lines and wrinkles over time as skin begins to sag. Microneedling encourages the skin to repair itself by producing more collagen, and the rejuvenated volume means fewer fine lines and tighter-looking skin.
Microneedling isn’t just great for smoothing wrinkles — it’s also a good way to prevent early signs of aging. Regular microneedling sessions can improve your overall skin tone and ensure that your skin keeps producing plenty of elastin well into your adulthood. The procedure is especially effective when paired with antioxidant serums.
Acne-prone skin often benefits from microneedling. The process cleanses the layer of skin that serves as a source for blackheads and blemishes, pushing impurities out of the skin. As a result, the pores are often less noticeable once the results have settled.
Your body responds quickly to the tiny wounds that occur during a microneedling session, rapidly producing proteins to speed healing. Repeat sessions strengthen your skin’s healing process. As a result, you may notice smoother, tighter skin almost immediately after the procedure.
Microneedling is an effective way to diminish the appearance of acne scars and discolored spots. The same natural processes that help to smooth wrinkles can also reduce the look of scars and even out discoloration and irregular skin textures. Since the process works from the inside out, deep-seated blemishes slowly fade from the skin.
Whether you’re concerned about fine lines or scarring, or just want clearer, healthier-looking skin, Reserve Dermatology and Aesthetics can help. Give us a call today to schedule a microneedling session with Dr. Damstetter, or simply call our office at (847) 400-2542.