What is Micro-needling?
Micro-needling, or collagen induction therapy, is a treatment employed by aesthetic experts to fight signs of aging, improve the appearance of acne scarring, and remove stretch marks from the surface of the skin.
This procedure involves the use of a device covered in tiny needles. The needles are gently rolled over the surface of the skin, creating tiny holes that stimulate the production of collagen.
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The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. John Bull or one of our trusted providers at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa. Simply fill out the form on this page and request a consultation and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation appointment.
How it Works
The procedure causes ‘micro injuries’ on the surface of your skin, triggering your body’s healing capabilities. The body is under the impression that the skin is damaged and starts to produce collagen. This substance gives your skin strength and elasticity and helps to replace dead skin cells. As a result, micro-needling can get rid of acne, remove scars, and fill in lines and wrinkles, giving your skin a younger and more vibrant look.
Am I a Candidate for Micro-needling?
This revolutionary procedure has many applications and can be used on any skin type.
It works miracles on skin that has been affected by chickenpox or acne. Usually, after a bout of chickenpox, the skin tends to sink and sometimes scars are formed. In such cases, micro-needling can help rejuvenate the skin, removing scars and giving you a more radiant look.
This procedure is also highly effective in treating signs of aging. Our skin tends to lose its elasticity as we age due to a drop in collagen production. The microscopic holes caused by this process stimulates the body to produce collagen, improving skin elasticity and clearing up stretch marks and wrinkles.
However, micro-needling is not restricted only to the face; dermatologists can customize your treatment, allowing you to target the skin on any area of your body.
What to Expect During Treatment
The best option for patients considering microneedling is to visit a microneedling professional, such as the providers at John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa in Naperville, IL. They will ensure that the treatment is performed safely and instruct you on how to take care of your skin in the days following the treatment.
The procedure starts with a cleansing wash of the face after which an anesthetic is applied. A serum is spread over the surface of the skin to allow the medical device to glide smoothly without causing discomfort. During the procedure, the needles will create channels for this serum to penetrate the epidermis, allowing the serum to treat the skin as well.
For the next hour, you will feel like your skin is being subjected to a light massage as the microneedles pass over your skin. The needles in the pen cause tiny punctures which trigger the production of collagen.
You may experience redness and minimal swelling for a few days following your procedure. For 48 hours after treatment, you must avoid sweating as much as possible. This means no workouts, hot showers, or massages.
You also want to stay away from makeup for at least 12 hours and avoid shaving for the next two days, to allow your skin to heal effectively.
Enjoy Healthier Skin
This is one of the simplest, safest, and most effective skin rejuvenation treatments. Of course, this is not an instant fix, and the results of a session will develop gradually, typically becoming apparent after a few weeks or months. But the improvement is worth the wait.
If you’re a resident of Chicago, Naperville, or the surrounding areas, contact the skin experts at The John Bull Center today to take the first step toward healthier skin.
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