Microneedling skin rejuvenation treatment available in Crown Point, IN
You may have heard of microneedling on television lifestyle shows or seen it featured in beauty magazines. This minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment has become extremely popular, and it is available in Crown Point, IN at Dermatology NWI.
What is microneedling?
This treatment is also called collagen induction therapy or CIT, because it encourages the body to produce more collagen. A special instrument containing many hair-fine needles creates a multitude of microscopic punctures in the top layer of skin, at a carefully controlled depth. These micro-injuries stimulate natural healing processes that speed turnover of skin cells and increase production of elastin and collagen.
Conditions treated with microneedling
- Acne scars (including old scarring)– Microneedling breaks up scar tissue while fresh collagen smooths pits and ripples. Effectiveness is comparable to laser resurfacing.
- Wrinkles–Growth of collagen and elastin makes skin thicker and firmer. That helps to smooth existing lines and keep new ones from forming. Treatment is gentle enough for crow’s feet around the eyes, and effective on deep forehead furrows.
- Discoloration –Collagen induction also helps to reverse hyperpigmentation from sun damage or melasma. Instead of brown spots, skin tone is even and radiant.
- Pore size –As new collagen tightens skin, pores shrink and become less noticeable. That makes the complexion more attractive with or without makeup.
What to expect during microneedling treatment in Crown Point, IN
Topical numbing cream can be applied if your skin is very sensitive, but it usually is not necessary. Treatment takes less than an hour, and there is no downtime. You may resume normal activities right away and wear makeup the next day. This drug-free treatment is safe even for pregnant women.
The doctor tailors a treatment plan to meet your specific needs – usually three to six microneedling sessions spaced about a month apart. Most patients see change and a natural glow after the first appointment, with continued improvement as collagen builds. Beautiful results can be maintained with periodic touch-ups.