Do you have acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines or wrinkles, uneven skin tone or texture, or large pores but not a lot of time for an intensive procedure to smooth them out? Microneedling, also known as induction therapy, is a revolutionary treatment that provides the benefits of a skin resurfacing laser without the downtime! This gentle acne scars treatment could be perfect for someone on the go who wants to rejuvenate his or her appearance.
What is this procedure?
Microneedling is a process in which tiny needles are used to create microscopic injuries in the skin. The needles penetrate both the epidermis and the dermis, which stimulates the body to produce new collagen and elastin, resulting in stronger, smoother, younger-looking skin. This procedure is called “percutaneous collagen induction therapy,” or PCIT, and is proven to brighten and smooth the skin.
Induction therapy can also be used to help topical solutions penetrate deeper into the skin, improving their efficacy. Depending on what you need treated, your skin rejuvenation therapy session could also include a topical solution to better help your skin or Infini RF microneedling. Dr. Melda Isaac in Washington, DC, will discuss with you the best type of dermatology rejuvenation therapy procedure for your needs!
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What is a typical treatment like?
Microneedling treatments usually take around fifteen minutes to half an hour, depending on the size of the area to be treated. Your licensed medical aesthetician will use the MicroPen or DermaPen in a precise and controlled manner to treat the affected areas on your skin, and may follow up with a topical skin care solution for further results.
Microneedling is not generally painful, although it may involve some discomfort. Most patients describe the sensation as that of having light sandpaper rubbed across their face. A hydrating gel is applied to the face before the treatment in order to reduce any potential pain or discomfort.
There is no downtime required after a skin rejuvenation therapy treatment! Your skin will appear red for a few days, and it is recommended to stay out of the sun and use a high SPF sunblock, but this is the only side effect and you can resume your daily activities immediately. Some people will see dramatic results after only one treatment, while others may require multiple sessions in order to see optimal results. Dr. Isaac in Washington, DC generally recommends about 3 sessions, although this can vary depending on individual skin condition.
Why choose this procedure?
Microneedling has been proven to provide results equal to a fractional laser resurfacing treatment. Dramatic results can be obtained over time, with no downtime required! In today’s busy world, many people don’t have the time to have more aggressive procedures done that require time off work and social schedules. Induction therapy is the solution to that, with proven results and zero recovery time.
Induction therapy is most effective on acne scars, stretch marks, sun damage, and light wrinkles or skin sagging, as well as for uneven tone and texture. It can be used all over the body, not just on the face! If you have age spots on your décolletage or stretch marks on your stomach, it’s not a problem for microneedling. You may also want to combine microneedling with other minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, such as microblading to improve the appearance of thinning eyebrows.
Schedule your dermatology consultation today!
If you think that microneedling may be a good solution to your dermatology problems, schedule a consultation with Dr. Isaac at the MI Skin Dermatology Center in Washington, DC, today! To find out more about our skin rejuvenation therapy and to make your appointment for wrinkle treatment, call (202) 393-7546 .
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