Men and women in Chicago, IL, who want to naturally restore their younger skin should consider microneedling at the Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine. Microneedling dramatically improves the appearance of facial scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and more with a minimally invasive, all-natural technique. It is also an excellent skincare maintenance treatment!

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling incorporates a specialized device with tiny needles, typically called a pen, which stimulates your body’s natural collagen production. Collagen is a vital component to the structure of healthy, smooth skin. Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, microneedling instantly starts your skin’s natural healing process, producing a more youthful, even complexion.

At CDAM, we use the StrataPen, the only microneedling device on the market that can be autoclaved and sterilized between uses to prevent the spread of infection. Other microneedling devices often use metal spring cartridges which allow for the risk of liquids to leak into the pen. This can allow for cross-contamination between patients. With the StrataPen, patients can be sure they are experiencing a sterile and effective treatment session.

What to Expect with Microneedling

During your microneedling treatment, your skin will first be numbed with a topical anesthetic and then cleansed to prepare for the specialized pen. Once the StrataPen is placed on the skin, tiny, sterile needles will go through the epidermis and dermis in a controlled and precise technique. These needles cause micro-injuries, which increases collagen and elastin production that results in healthier looking skin. As your skin continues to heal, the results will continue to improve.

Microneedling is best for those who desire skin rejuvenation on their face, neck, back, décolletage, arms, and hands. At CDAM, we typically recommend two to three treatments every two to four weeks for optimal results. However, this varies for each patient depending on their specific skin conditions.

Microneedling Results

This simple, minimally-invasive procedure can treat a variety of skin concerns, including moderate wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity, uneven skin tone and texture, stretch marks, scars, and signs of premature aging. Improvement is visible within two to three weeks after treatment, and may continue to improve for up to six months.

The Downtime of Microneedling

Although there is no downtime associated with microneedling, you may experience redness of the treated area. This flushed appearance typically lasts for 24 hours with lighter treatments, or up to three-five days with more aggressive treatments.

Schedule Your Microneedling Consultation Today

Are you ready to naturally restore or improve your glowing complexion? With the recommended treatments every two to four weeks, you can expect long-lasting, smoother skin. At CDAM, we believe in a combination of skin treatments and skin care regimens to keep your features young and healthy! Contact CDAM today to schedule your microneedling consultation. You will meet with one of our board-certified dermatologists to determine what treatment plan is best suited to achieve a refreshed, refined look.