Everything You Need to Know About Microneedling in McKinney, TX
More and more people are turning to microneedling to improve the appearance of their skin, no matter whether they want to smooth away wrinkles and fine lines or they want to enjoy a firmer, smoother appearance. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, stimulates the production of collagen to help skin look firmer, tighter, and more youthful. Find out more about this procedure and some of the ways your skin can benefit from getting microneedling from our award-winning cosmetic dermatologist Dr. James Ralston and the team at Dermatology Center of McKinney.
What is microneedling?
To understand the benefits of this cosmetic skin treatment it’s important to understand what this treatment actually involves. During microneedling, a small device containing very small needles is guided over the skin. By causing microscopic pricks or traumas to the outer layers of the skin this stimulates collagen, which in turn helps to generate healthier, more youthful skin.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
Getting microneedling from our team can offer you a variety of benefits including,
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Diminishing the appearance of superficial scars (e.g. acne scars)
- Reducing stretch marks
- Treating early signs of aging
- Amazing results without needing surgery
- Little to no downtime
What skin problems can microneedling treat?
You may be an ideal candidate for microneedling if you are looking to improve,
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring and other superficial scars
- Enlarged pores
- Skin tone and texture
- Skin’s elasticity
- Stretch marks
While this treatment is primarily used to treat early signs of aging and other issues of the face, the procedure can also be used on other areas of the body like the thighs and abdomen to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
How long does the microneedling procedure take?
Before we begin treatment, topical anesthesia will be applied to the face or treatment area about one hour before the procedure to eliminate any discomfort. Once the area is completely numb, then we can start the procedure, which only takes about a half hour to complete. The entire treatment process usually takes about 2 hours.