Microneedling is a popular skin rejuvenation technique that regenerates collagen and elastin to counteract scars, wrinkles, fine lines, and large pores. At Signature Skin Care in Edmond, Oklahoma, Gina L. Ressler, M.D., offers the procedure to men and women the greater Oklahoma City area who desire to repair skin damage. Call the office to see if microneedling is right for you, or book your appointment online.
Microneedling Q & A
What is microneedling?
Microneedling involves a small handheld device that gently presses ultra-thin needles into your face and neck. During a microneedling session, Dr. Ressler’s aestheticians control the amount and depth of the punctures, which triggers your skin to repair itself.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
Your skin senses the needle punctures as damage and shifts abruptly into repair mode. As it tries to correct the damage, your body amps up elastin and collagen production, which are two of skin’s best assets. Collagen and elastin work together as key components of the many benefits of microneedling, which include:
- Reduces scars, wrinkles, and fine lines
- Smooths out skin texture
- Rejuvenates skin
- Helps skin stretch and resume its shape
- Strengthens skin
- Lightens hyperpigmentation
- Reduces pore size
- Stimulates tissue regeneration
- Reduces the crepey appearance of aging skin
How is microneedling performed?
When you arrive for your microneedling treatment, a member of Dr. Ressler’s caring, attentive team cleans and prepares your skin for the procedure. You’ll recline in a relaxing position while an aesthetician applies a topical anesthetic cream to numb your face and neck. As the device vibrates gently over your skin, you’ll feel tiny pricks and pressure, but the discomfort is only temporary.
You may be red and have areas of swelling for a few hours or up to a day or two after your session, but it’s mild and resolves on its own.
How many microneedling sessions are needed?
In general, most people need between three to six sessions to achieve optimal results. To give your time to heal and boost collagen and elastin production, each treatment is spaced about a month apart. If you have age spots, acne pocks, pits, or deep wrinkles, your aesthetician may recommend up to 10 treatments to restore your skin’s vibrancy.
What is InnoPen Microneedling?
The InnoPen is a groundbreaking device used during a microneedling procedure at Signature Skin Care’s state-of-the-art facilities. It features a sealed treatment tip that enables an aesthetician to control the depth of the needle piercing with exacting precision. The needle tip of the Innopen moves swiftly in a circular motion to reduce discomfort.
If you are interested in transformative microneedling at Signature Skin Care, call the office to learn more, or book a consultation online.