Collagen is the building block of healthy skin, helping to repair and renew damaged skin cells. As we grow older and our body’s production of the protein slows to a halt, we need to give it a jumpstart to heal our skin from the effects of sun exposure, acne, hormones, and aging.
Microneedling is one of the most effective treatments for improving your skin’s resiliency and retexturizing imperfections. After numbing the skin, a pen with tiny needles is issued by, Dr. Kristen Kuk of Cobb Dermatology & Aesthetic to create small punctures in the skin. These micro-injuries alert the body to restart its natural healing process, including increasing its production of collagen.
At the same time this boost of collagen repairs the wounds, it’s also correcting existing conditions, including brown spots, fine lines and acne scars. Over the next few days, damaged skin cells are replaced with new skin tissue that appears younger, smoother and more even-toned.
If you’re battling fine lines, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, or large pores, Dr. Kuk can explain the benefits of microneedling and develop a care plan to help restore your youthful skin and your gorgeous glow!
Unlike at home microneedling, Dr. Kristen Kuk performs medical-grade microneedling, which allows her to safely penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. These deeper channels not only accelerate cell turnover and deliver better results, but help your skin drink in your favorite at-home skincare products for greater hydration and a more radiant glow.
Cobb Dermatology & Aesthetics offers different microneedling treatment options:
Microneedling effectively treats:
Microneedling uses several small needles that penetrate the skin at a superficial depth of 1-2.5mm, creating micro-injuries in the skin. As the skin begins to heal these tiny injuries, it signals the body to increase its production of collagen. This cellular renewal not only corrects the damage, it improves the skin around it, smoothing lines and wrinkles and shallowing scars.
Generally, microneedling is not as painful as the name would suggest. The sensation is similar to an electric toothbrush being run over the face. Prior to the treatment, a numbing cream is applied for 15-20 minutes to ensure you feel pressure rather than pain during your 20–45-minute treatment. There is usually a small amount of bleeding during the treatment, which resolves before you leave the office.
Microneedling can help improve fine lines and wrinkles as well as reduce acne scars. Patients get the best results when the treatment is done over a series of at least four treatments spaced out every few weeks. Pairing treatment with medical-grade skincare programs will help maximize your results.
Most patients experience redness for 24 to 48 hours after treatment and dry skin for a week as the dead skin cells shed and new, healthy skin cells take their place.