Microneedling Aesthetic Treatments for Skin Health
Microneedling may sound a bit imposing to some people, especially those with an innate fear of needles. But this aesthetic treatment uses tiny microneedles that lightly prick the skin and is considered minimally invasive. Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta offers microneedling aesthetic treatments using the SkinPen® technology at our medical and aesthetics clinic in Alpharetta.
Microneedling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that helps to reduce the visible signs of aging and improve the appearance of acne scars. During SkinPen® microneedling treatment, patients can lie comfortably while the aesthetician uses this special device to create controlled micro-injuries (skin pricks) in the skin. This triggers the body’s natural wound healing process, which involves the release of cytokines and growth factors to foster production of collagen and elastin in the remodeled skin. In result, patients gain new, healthier and smoother skin that is formed to repair the damaged skin from the microneedling treatment.
The SkinPen® is typically rolled over the different areas of the face two or three times. A numbing agent is applied before treatment begins for your comfort. Results can take about four to six weeks to be complete, but the jumpstart of collagen production aids in lasting results.
SkinPen® has been awarded “Top Rated Treatment for Acne Scars” and “Top Skin Care Device” in the Aesthetic Everything® 2019 Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine Awards. This innovative aesthetic rejuvenation device offers the following valued advantages:
- Reduces the signs of aging (skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles)
- Improves the appearance of acne scarring
- Minimally invasive procedure performed in-office manageable recovery time
- Safe for all skin types
- Effective on all body parts (including face, neck and décolletage)
Advanced Collagen Induction Therapy
Microneedling is sometimes called collagen induction therapy because that is its primary purpose. The tiny wounds cause more collagen production, which improves the health and appearance of your skin. This therapy is sometimes combined with platelet-rich plasma for additional healing power and even better results.
Schedule an aesthetic consultation at Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta, and talk with your practitioner about your skin needs and concerns. Be sure to ask about microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, for improved skin health and appearance.