The aging process can be particularly difficult when it comes to our skin. Lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and discoloration become all too apparent to yourself and others. These unwelcome changes can leave you looking older than you actually feel. Lost facial volume can make you look haggard and tired. Fine lines and wrinkles may make you look older than your actual age.
The good news is that recent advances in cosmetic medicine mean that you can address all of these concerns and more without resorting to surgery. Many people would like to enhance the appearance of their skin but do not want to undergo surgery that brings complications and long downtimes.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a minimally-invasive option for people with problem skin or aging skin who would like to avoid surgery while still getting good results. During the procedure, a special device coated with many tiny micro-needles is passed over your skin in a gentle manner. This produces many micro-channels in your skin, which triggers your body into the production of fresh collagen to heal the damaged skin.
As your skin gradually heals over the following weeks and months, your body replaces old skin cells with new ones. These new skin cells help your skin appear fresher, younger and rested. Old scars begin to fade, discoloration becomes less noticeable and fine lines and wrinkles begin diminishing. The treatment will leave you looking and feeling rejuvenated.
One benefit of micro-needling treatment is that it greatly intensifies the effects of topical skin care products. The skin naturally contains an outer barrier called the stratum corneum. This layer is composed of old, dead skin cells, fats and cellular debris. The stratum corneum prevents many larger molecules from penetrating the skin. Micro-needling helps bypass this layer by creating many tiny channels in your skin that topical products can use to better penetrate your skin, delivering themselves to deeper layers.
You may benefit from multiple micro-needling treatments, but you must wait a few months in between treatments to allow your skin the time to heal properly before stimulating collagen production once again.
Additional treatments can further minimize lines, wrinkles, age spots and hyperpigmentation. Your results will only become more noticeable as the weeks and months pass by. The more serious your current skin condition, the more treatments you will probably require for significant results.
Learn More During a Consultation
Micro-needling treatments at Lincoln Park Aesthetics are a safe and effective way for patients to rejuvenate their overall appearance. Our office is located in Chicago, IL. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about how this treatment can benefit you.