What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment that uses small, sterilized needles for skin rejuvenation. The thousands of tiny microscopic holes inflicted by these needles are not visible to the naked eye, but trigger an immune system response that promotes healing by stimulating collagen and elastin production. These micro-injuries create firmer, tighter skin reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, and other skin concerns.
Why Is Microneedling Performed?
Microneedling is done for a variety of reasons. You may be interested in microneedling if:
- You have enlarged pores.
- You have pronounced fine lines and wrinkles.
- You have scarring, such as acne scars or burns.
- You have stretch marks.
- You have skin discoloration.
- You have an uneven skin tone.
- Your skin appears loose and crepey.
- You have alopecia areata, which is a hair loss condition.
The expert staff at Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas perform microneedling to help patients reach their cosmetic goals.
Each patient’s safety and well-being are prioritized by incorporating state-of-the-art technology, using the most effective tools and techniques to deliver exceptional results.
If you are interested in microneedling, you can request a consultation with one of our skilled providers to discuss whether it is the right treatment to achieve your goals.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
Ideal candidates for microneedling are those looking for a minimally-invasive skin-rejuvenation treatment with little downtime and long-lasting results. Discoloration, acne scars, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation can all be addressed with Microneedling. Additionally, patients with mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines could benefit from treatment.
Who Is Not Eligible for Microneedling?
Although microneedling is beneficial for most of our patients, there are certain people who should avoid the procedure. Here are some factors that can potentially make you ineligible for microneedling:
- You currently have acne.
- You are taking medication to treat acne.
- You have a blood disorder.
- You are currently taking anticoagulants.
- You have cancer.
- You are currently on chemotherapy.
- You have a skin rash, such as contact dermatitis or cold sores.
- You are prone to keloids.
- You have eczema.
- You have psoriasis.
During your initial consultation your medical history and physical exam will be collected to determine if you are eligible for microneedling.