Get Smoother, Younger-Looking Skin With Microneedling
For many men and women, changes in their complexion are the earliest – and often most frustrating – signs of aging to appear. From rough skin texture to sun damage to a dull look overall, these skin concerns can understandably leave patients feeling self-conscious about their looks. At Brentwood Skin Clinic in Nashville, TN, board-certified physician Dr. Austin Mitchell offers an impressive array of cutting-edge aesthetic treatments and procedures designed to restore healthier, younger-looking, more beautiful skin and keep patients feeling their best at every age. In this blog, we’ll discuss the basics of microneedling, including how it works, what results you can expect, and how long your smooth and clear new complexion may last.
What does microneedling do for your skin?
One of the most exciting benefits of microneedling is that it can be used to address a diverse range of skin concerns and complaints, not all of which are related solely to aging. With this in mind, patients at all stages of life can benefit from the rejuvenating properties of microneedling. Some of the most common skin problems that can be improved with microneedling treatment include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity
- Enlarged pores
- Dull skin
- Oily or dry skin
- Rough or patchy skin
- Uneven skin tone
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Acne scarring
How is microneedling performed?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatment designed to enhance the health and appearance of the skin by activating the body’s natural regenerative processes. Prior to treatment, the skin will be cleansed. A topical numbing cream is applied to minimize any discomfort the patient may experience during the procedure. Finally, the SkinPen handheld device is placed on the skin’s surface. This creates tiny punctures that trigger the body to begin healing itself by generating new, healthy skin cells and collagen fibers. Over the next several weeks and months, patients will notice visibly smoother, clearer, firmer skin that appears healthier and more youthful.
How long is recovery after microneedling?
Almost immediately following a microneedling treatment, patients can expect some redness, irritation, and swelling. It is critical to minimize sun exposure, wear sunscreen, and keep the skin moisturized as the skin heals and recovers. The tiny punctures made during microneedling typically scab over after just a few days and flake away shortly after, leaving no visible scarring or damage and allowing patients to comfortably return to work and other activities relatively soon. In many cases, patients choose to schedule their microneedling treatment near the end of the week or ahead of a long weekend, allowing them to resume their normal workweek the following Monday.
How long does microneedling last?
On average, patients can expect the improvements achieved through microneedling to last for about 3 – 6 months. To keep the skin looking consistently its best, many patients choose to schedule regular microneedling treatments 2 – 4 times per year. During your initial consultation, our trained staff will assess the current state of your skin and recommend a treatment schedule that can give you the most pleasing and longest-lasting results possible.
Give your skin a refreshing boost with microneedling in Nashville, TN
Whether the aging process has started to catch up with you or your skin could just use a little boost, microneedling can help. To learn more about restoring firmer, clearer, more radiant skin, call Brentwood Skin Clinic in Nashville, TN to schedule your private consultation with Brentwood Skin Clinic today.