Many people in Charlotte are concerned about the effects of aging on the skin. People may feel that their skin is duller, less radiant and supple, and more prone to showing visible pores and fine lines. There are many exceptional skincare treatments that can help to rejuvenate the skin and present a younger, brighter look to the world. One of the hottest techniques in skincare and medical aesthetics today is microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy. Microneedling is a safe, non-invasive procedure that can be performed on almost everyone, producing radiant results as part of a comprehensive approach to skincare.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, otherwise known as collagen induction therapy, is an FDA-approved treatment for fine lines, facial scars, acne scarring, and facial sagging. This non-surgical procedure can rejuvenate the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines, tighten the appearance of the face, reduce the visibility of pores, and improve overall skin tone and texture. At Queen City Plastic Surgery, microneedling is one of the esthetician services that we provide for a comprehensive skin and body care experience.
Microneedling makes use of a specialized device to create micro-injuries to the dermis and the skin, inserting very short, thin needles. These needles can be adjusted and customized for depth, depending on the area of the face and the stage of treatment. For example, many people begin their microneedling journey with shorter, thinner needles but may progress to greater depths as treatments continue. The tip has multiple needles to produce these controlled micro-injuries for exceptional results.
At Queen City Plastic Surgery, you can rest assured about the sterilization and safety of coming in for a visit during the pandemic and of all of our medical esthetician services and tools, including our microneedling devices. We have the highest standards of care and quality for our patients and take pride in producing exceptional results.
How Does Microneedling Work?
As these tiny micro-injuries are created in the skin, your body’s natural healing mechanisms go into overdrive, producing additional collagen and elastin to heal the injuries and renew your surrounding skin. Your skin will look and feel tighter, more youthful, and more supple. As we age, collagen production tends to decrease. Collagen may also decrease over time with sun exposure. This means that a procedure like microneedling, specifically designed to spark increased collagen production and synthesis, can rejuvenate, plump, and firm the skin as you heal.
Microneedling can also be combined with other skincare treatments. A microneedling treatment dramatically increases your skin’s absorption of active ingredients in serums and other skincare products. Applying serums after your microneedling treatment can escalate the anti-aging and healthful skin benefits of these active ingredients. Both of these factors combine to minimize scarring, reduce the signs of aging, and promote a glowing, rejuvenated complexion. Our esthetician will help you identify the best products for you.
What Can You Expect From Microneedling Treatment?
When you visit Queen City Plastic Surgery for esthetician services, your treatment will be designed to suit the condition and needs of your skin. A mild numbing cream or topical anesthetic will be applied to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Our esthetician will tailor the individualized microneedling package to the needs of your skin. After the procedure, relevant treatment serums will be applied. In most cases, you can expect to have a series of microneedling sessions for optimal results.
What About Risks and Recovery Time?
Microneedling is a safe, effective, non-surgical procedure. The esthetician services staff at Queen City Plastic Surgery will provide detailed instructions for caring for your skin to protect the results of your microneedling procedure. You may see some redness or peeling after your procedure, but you can usually expect this to resolve within 24 to 48 hours, and you can use makeup the day after your procedure.
Make a Microneedling Appointment in Charlotte, NC
To take a step into microneedling for yourself, contact the offices of Queen City Plastic Surgery at 704-751-4595 or use our simple online form to request an appointment for esthetician services, including microneedling. You can explore this hot skincare treatment at our conveniently located office in the Arboretum area of South Charlotte.