We are excited to offer proven collagen induction therapy to patients of our San Antonio cosmetic surgery practice. Microneedling is not only comfortable and convenient – it is also an effective anti-aging treatment!
Looking for a way to give your skin a little extra TLC? If so, Microneedling might be just what you need! This innovative procedure involves using a special device with tiny needles to create controlled injuries in the skin, which can help to stimulate collagen production and improve the overall texture and appearance of your skin. Embrace the power of microneedling to improve your skin's overall appearance and give yourself a beautiful, youthful glow.
If you're ready to give your skin the attention it deserves, look no further than San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery! Our team, led by the talented Dr. Smith, is dedicated to helping you achieve the beautiful, youthful-looking skin you've always wanted. And one of our favorite ways to do that? Microneedling!
Located in the heart of San Antonio, our practice offers the latest technology and techniques to help you achieve your skincare goals. Whether you're dealing with fine lines, acne scars, or sun damage, this treatment can effectively rejuvenate your skin and restore a more youthful appearance.
Microneedling is a professional skin-rejuvenating treatment that induces collagen proliferation for the progressive improvement in the skin's tone and texture.
A series of microneedling sessions at San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery leads to an ongoing production of collagen that is more substantial than it would be without this treatment. Collagen is the fibrous protein that supports the firmness of the skin. This compound also heals wounds. The influx of collagen into a treatment area can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, enlarged pores, and scarring from acne or surgical incisions. Because collagen firms the uppermost layers of the skin, Microneedling can also lead to improved tightness and suppleness.
To introduce greater amount of collagen and elastin into an area of skin, microneedling treatments make minute channels, or micro-wounds, to the epidermis. Equipment used today can be adjusted to the precise depth of channels, up to 2 millimeters. Only a fraction of the skin's surface is treated in a given session, similar to fractional laser resurfacing. This enhances the healing response that follows treatment.
RF Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that combines two popular skin rejuvenation techniques: microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) therapy. During the procedure, a small handheld device is used to create controlled injuries in the skin using tiny needles. Different from the regular procedure, RF Microneedling also emits heat energy into the inner layers of the skin, assisting in activating collagen production and toughening the skin.
The result? RF microneedling can effectively address various skin concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to acne scars and uneven texture. It can also help minimize the appearance of pores and improve skin elasticity, leaving you with smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
So, what's the difference between microneedling and RF microneedling? While both treatments involve creating controlled injuries in the skin to stimulate collagen production, the addition of radiofrequency technology takes things a step further by also delivering heat energy to the deepest layers of the skin. This can result in more dramatic improvements in skin texture, tightness, and overall appearance.
That being said, the radiofrequency method is generally a more intense and invasive treatment than the standard procedure, and may not be appropriate for everyone. RF microneedling can be more expensive than the traditional procedure due to the added technology and expertise required.
Ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on your skin concerns, preferences, and budget. To find out which option is right for you, we recommend consulting with a licensed skincare professional to help you make an informed decision.
Microneedling is so gentle that a patient may schedule routine treatments every 4 to 6 weeks. This routine can continue as a preventive measure, or until the desired result has been achieved. Keep in mind that severe skin laxity may require more than collagen induction therapy depending on the desired outcome. Most patients find our San Antonio Microneedling treatment very tolerable due to the application of topical numbing cream prior to treatment. Patients feel the movement of the device over their skin, and may describe this as a slight sandpaper sensation.
Because microneedling does not require sedation or general anesthesia, side effects are limited to slight, temporary redness that lingers for up to 2 days. In many cases, patients may appear mildly sunburned for several hours and that's it. After a few days, a more significant glow may be noticed, and the improvements just keep coming as collagen remodeling takes place over the next few months.
The most significant side effects of microneedling are slight redness, and possibly mild swelling. Depending on the depth of channels and the patient's unique skin makeup, pinpoint areas of bleeding or redness may develop. These typically subside over 24 to 48 hours. Bruising may also be noticed, and should not be cause for alarm. If redness is noticeable, this can be disguised beneath mineral based makeup.
Anyone who would like to diminish the appearance of scarring, stretch marks, or enlarged pores is a good candidate for our San Antonio Microneedling treatments. These treatments also improve conditions such as poor texture and hyperpigmentation. Skin laxity does improve with the remodeling of the skin's collagen matrix. However, there are limitations to the degree of skin tightening that may occur with non-surgical treatments.
Collagen induction with microneedling is a fully personalized process, and we want you to experience the best Microneedling San Antonio can offer. This non-surgical treatment does not produce immediate results; however, an increased amount of fibroblasts begins to enter the treatment area immediately following your treatment sessions. Rejuvenating products applied after microneedling will also be absorbed more efficiently. These factors combine with each patient's unique biological makeup to attain younger-looking skin. On average, the full extent of results could be seen within 3 to 9 months.
Ready to transform your skin with Microneedling? Schedule your consultation with San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery today! We can't wait to help you achieve your beauty goals and feel your best!
Microneedling is an office treatment that involves no more than topical numbing cream to ensure patient comfort. Downtime is typically limited to the remainder of the day, and this is only related to redness and minor swelling.
Virtually any area of the body on which scars, stretch marks, brown spots, or fine lines and wrinkles have developed can be treated with Microneedling.
Each microneedling treatment takes approximately 30 minutes. The variable in timing is the size of the treatment area or the number of areas a patient may want to have treated.
A series of Microneedling sessions leads to an ongoing production of collagen that is more substantial than it would be without this treatment. Collagen is the fibrous protein that supports the firmness of the skin. This compound also heals wounds. The influx of collagen into a treatment area can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, enlarged pores, and scarring from acne or surgical incisions. Because collagen firms the uppermost layers of the skin, microneedling can also lead to improved tightness and suppleness.
Most patients find microneedling very tolerable due to the application of topical numbing cream prior to treatment. Patients feel the movement of the device over their skin, and may describe this as a slight sandpaper sensation.
It is generally considered a safe cosmetic procedure, but as with any treatment, there are some potential risks. These can include redness, swelling, and bruising at the treatment site.
No, as a cosmetic treatment designed to improve the appearance of the skin, it is not specifically intended to cause weight loss. While some people may notice slight changes in their skin's texture and firmness, it is not a weight loss treatment.
Microneedling can be effective for various skin types, including oily, dry, and sensitive.
After the procedure, it's generally recommended to wait at least 24 hours before applying makeup or lotions to the treated area. This can help to minimize the risk of infection or irritation and give your skin time to heal properly.
The cost of Microneedling can be dependent on many factors.
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