These days, everyone is abuzz about microneedling. Magazines, TV shows, celebrities; everyone is in on this skincare trend. But, what is microneedling exactly? We’ve got the details so you can make an informed decision on whether or not microneedling is for you.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also sometimes called CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy), is a method of skin rejuvenation that restarts the body’s production of collagen and elastin. Collagen helps to create a smooth and supple complexion, while elastin provides skin with the ability to bounce back and hold its shape. Microneedling is a chemical free and minimally invasive procedure that yields impressive results.
How does it work?
During the procedure, a pen-like device glides over the skin and uses its tip, which contains incredibly fine needles, to create tiny punctures in the skin. These micro-channels trigger the body’s production of collagen and elastin, which leave your face looking fuller and younger. At first glance, the idea of numerous needles in your face might sound painful, but prior to the procedure, a numbing cream is applied to the area. This assures that you can have a comfortable and relaxing experience.
What can I expect?
The full recovery period for most people is about three days. During those first few days, you are likely to experience some redness, swelling, and flaking. Most people are able to resume their daily activities directly after treatment. Once your skin has fully recovered, you can expect to see a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, an improvement in skin texture and firmness, and less visible pores, dark spots, and scars.
To find out if microneedling is right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Port City Plastic Surgery serves Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and Summerville, South Carolina from two locations in Charleston and Daniel Island.