Microneedling stimulates your skin to produce more collagen and elastin. Why do you need more collagen and elastin? Because they form skin’s structure — collagen imparts strength, while elastin contributes the elastic quality essential for healthy skin. As you get older, your skin produces less collagen and elastin, which contributes to wrinkles and loose skin.
When very thin needles, called microneedles, are used to gently puncture the skin and create small channels. They trigger the body’s natural healing process, including the production of collagen and elastin. This technique improves skin texture, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, and helps remove scars.
Stop and take a breath if “micro-needling” makes you envision a doctor painstakingly injecting needles into your skin. That’s not how the procedure works. Dr. Shahabadi uses a state-of-the-art medical device, the SkinPen, which controls the needle and rapidly delivers small punctures.
Most people use a topical anesthetic to relieve any pain during the 30-minute procedure. Healing time is different for each person, and some patients notice an a difference immediately. You should begin to see improvements within a few weeks, but optimal results are usually visible in 3-6 months.
Any time you consider a procedure that affects your skin, and especially when the target is your face, you need to know the dermatologist will deliver the results you hope to see. That means you want a doctor who is well trained and has plenty of experience performing microneedling. You can count on the expertise of Dr. Shahabadi. She’s board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has years of experience. If you have any concerns about your comfort during microneedling, she will explain the procedure and calm your worries.
The first time you meet with Dr. Shahabadi, you’ll know that she’s dedicated to delivering the very best care and making sure you’re happy with the results. Call Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associations today to schedule your first consultation.
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