Promote Collagen Regeneration to Improve Skin Tone and Texture in Oro Valley and Tucson, AZ
Restore healthy skin by breaking down old scar tissue.
A combination of normal aging, gravity, and exposure to stressors from the environment such as ultraviolet radiation can take a toll on the appearance of the skin. One of the main building blocks of our skin is collagen, a protein that keeps it strong and supple. Unfortunately, collagen production declines with age, so it becomes thinner and more prone to damage. Microneedling at Tucson, AZ’s Ironwood Dermatology can help you restore smoother, firmer, and more refreshed appearing skin. The process is designed to take advantage of our body’s natural healing and regenerative response.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. What does microneedling do to your face? Our team can explain everything you’ll need to know.
Microneedling remained one of the most frequently requested anti-aging treatments in 2022 and its popularity is expected to continue throughout 2023. Treatments involve the use of tiny needles to create channels in the outer layer of the skin. These channels each encourage the production of collagen and elastin, which are proteins our skin needs to preserve its strength and elasticity.
Patients often have this treatment on the face, but it can also be used for other areas of the body such as the neck, back, legs, and anywhere collagen induction would significantly improve the tone and texture of the skin.
Another major benefit of this treatment is that it can help make topical skin care products penetrate the skin more effectively.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
How do you know if microneedling is right for you? If you’re hoping to correct minor skin imperfections, this treatment could be ideal. Microneedling can be safely used on most skin types and skin tones. Since it doesn’t use heat, it’s safe for people who have melasma or hyperpigmentation.
This procedure is not recommended for individuals who have taken Accutane® within the last six months, have open wounds or skin infections in the intended treatment area, have had radiation therapy within the last year, or are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a history of keloid scars, or have extremely sensitive skin.
What Can Microneedling Address?
What are the benefits of microneedling? This procedure treats a variety of skin conditions, including some that cause depressions in the skin. Some of the most common types of irregularities it addresses include acne scars, surgical scars, other types of scars, burns, enlarged pores, stretch marks, dark spots or patches, reduced skin elasticity, sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles.
What Are Recovery and Results Like After Microneedling?
Some of the most common questions patients ask about this skin renewal treatment are: What should you not do after microneedling? How long does your skin take to heal after microneedling? How long do results last from microneedling?
Results from this treatment can take up to four weeks to fully materialize, but the increased collagen production lasts for several years, making this among the longest-lasting cosmetic treatments available to benefit the skin. While the treated skin might be inflamed for the first two to three days following an appointment, there are no serious side effects to worry about, and patients can resume their usual routine right away. For optimal results, most patients will need to have multiple treatments.
What Are Some Other Options for Skin Rejuvenation?
Ironwood Dermatology offers a variety of advanced skin rejuvenation treatments for both women and men, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning to enhance to look and feel of the skin. These skin renewal treatments are designed to gently remove the thicker, uneven layers on the outer surface of the skin as a way of improving the appearance of imperfections. There is also a full range of laser and light-based treatments to improve the look of the skin, including laser skin resurfacing and IPL photofacials.