Microneedling in Chicago, IL

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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling with the SkinPen® uses multiple fine needles to effectively and safely make micro-injuries in the needed areas of the skin for collagen induction therapy. The micro-injuries trigger the body's natural production of elastin and collagen, two nutrients that improve the overall health and appearance of your complexion. Often combined with other treatments, microneedling can help minimize pores, stretch marks, and scars. Make an appointment for a consultation at Lincoln Park Aesthetics in Chicago, IL to discover more about the benefits of microneedling. 

Should I have microneedling?

You may benefit from microneedling treatments if you experience slight or mild skin issues, like rough skin texture or low elasticity. Microneedling can reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and enlarged pores. In general, microneedling is safe for all skin tones and types. Skin injuries created by microneedling are so minor, there are rarely side effects afterward. Our SkinPen can be applied to most areas of skin, including the face, arms, neck, chest, thighs, and calves. Microneedling is not recommended if you have taken Accutane within the last 2 – 3 months, as well as if you have an open wound, active skin infection, or a herpes simplex outbreak. Additionally, you may not qualify for microneedling if you are nursing, pregnant, or undergoing radiation treatments.

Our Microneedling Technique

Collagen induction therapy with microneedling is performed in a private treatment room in around 30 – 60 minutes with local anesthesia or numbing cream if preferred. Many patients generally report feeling little or no discomfort. The areas of skin being treated will be cleaned before the microneedling handpiece is evenly passed over your treatment area. Once the microneedling is performed, a topical treatment, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or a vitamin-infused serum, can be applied so the nutrients can penetrate deeper into the skin. A moisturizer and a soothing serum will be massaged in along with sun protection since the treated skin will be more sensitive following the treatment.

What to Expect

After your treatment, you can have some redness and swelling for around one day; however, this should fade quickly on its own. It may take about 1 – 2 months as the collagen and elastin levels increase before you see visible changes in the appearance and health of your skin. You should plan to get around 4 – 6 maintenance sessions every 4 – 6 weeks for the best results and long-term skin health. 

Channel Your inner Beauty with Microneedling

Strengthen the health and appearance of your complexion with microneedling collagen induction therapy at Lincoln Park Aesthetics in Chicago, IL. As a minimally invasive procedure, microneedling with the SkinPen can generate impressive results. With your own reactivated collagen production, you can have firmer, smoother skin. 

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