Are you looking to reduce the look of fine lines, acne scarring, or wrinkles? If you answered yes, then micro-needling therapy could be the solution! The procedure is considered regenerative medicine because it is a non-surgical option that utilizes the body’s natural healing process. According to this 2017 study published in the National Institute of Health, micro-needling increases the absorption rate of topical remedies by breaking up atrophied scar tissues.
There are a few different methods for improving the look of your skin, but micro-needling uses a fine needle to create ‘micro-injuries’ in your skin. Once these areas have been subjected to injury, your body’s cellular regenerative process is initiated and the production of collagen and elastin can begin. These structural compounds are the fundamental building blocks of healthy, young-looking skin and will reduce the look of imperfections and scarring.
The team of experts at GIOSTAR has developed a comprehensive micro-needling protocol to get our patients the best results possible. We understand the importance of a clear and healthy complexion. You feel your best when you look your best and GIOSTAR can help you get the clear skin you’ve been dreaming of.
What Can I Expect from a Micro-Needling Session?
Below is a list of common questions we are asked by our patients, provided here to better prepare you for the procedure! If you have any additional questions that were not answered here, please reach out to the specialists at GIOSTAR. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
How is the Procedure Done?
The micro-needling machine is always sanitized before and after appointments, as well as a new ‘cartridge’ of needles being used each time. The doctor will then apply gentle pressure on the area and glide the pen across the affected area. You will feel a mild scratching sensation, but the pain is very minimal.
The area that is treated as well as how comprehensive the session is, is discussed between you and the doctor beforehand. Therefore, the length of each session depends on the size of the area you are attempting to treat, as well as the current condition of your skin.
Where is Micro-Needling Most Effective?
Micro-needling can be used on all parts of the body, think of areas that are commonly afflicted by skin imperfections like acne, wrinkles as well as uneven skin tones. The areas that our patients most commonly ask to have treated are the face, neck, arms, legs, back, and abdomen.
Although some patients may see some immediate results, regenerative medicine is a progressive process. You will continue to see results in the days and weeks after your treatment, with some patients experiencing continuing results months later. The important thing to consider is that this process attempts to correct the underlying issue at its source, all without any expensive or invasive surgery. Your body is capable of healing, it simply takes time.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The answer to this question is completely case dependent. Obviously, if you are looking to remedy a few minor imperfections, one treatment may be all that is necessary to achieve great results. If you have a more advanced or complex skin condition, you may require multiple visits. More prominent conditions might require three visits, and even more advanced cases may require a number closer to six sessions.
Two important considerations to note:
- You will see continued progress throughout your sessions, as healing and repair is a continuous process.
- The only way to know how many sessions you will need is to reach out to the specialists at GIOSTAR for a comprehensive consultation.
Benefits of Micro-Needling
Micro-needling therapy has a range of benefits that should be very enticing to skincare patients. First and foremost is that it is a non-surgical, non-invasive process that is relatively simple and fast while delivering incredible results. Below is a list of benefits that make micro-needling an exceptional option for obtaining a younger, healthier appearance:
- Low-risk procedure
- Encourages natural healing
- Highly affordable treatment
- Little-to-no downtime
Ready to Speak With a Specialist About Micro-Needling?
If you are ready to take the first step towards clearer, healthier, younger-looking skin, the specialists at GIOSTAR Chicago are standing by to take your call. To learn more or to book a consultation, call us at 847 750 4307 or contact us online today!