Micro-needling is an innovative treatment that helps patients minimize common signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. Through automated micro-needling, many patients at the Pennsylvania Centre for Dermatology practice can achieve anti-aging results similar to many popular laser treatments. Micro-needling also offers the additional benefit of time-efficient, in-office treatments.
Benefits of Micro-Needling
The automated micro-needling process is also known as a form of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). By stimulating the production of collagen and elastin with a topical Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is a substance naturally found in the human body, micro-needling can effectively rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. This process triggers the body’s natural healing and repair systems and can ultimately reduce signs of:
- Fine lines
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
- Scars resulting from physical injury
This procedure can be performed on facial skin as well as the neck, décolleté, arms, legs, abdomen, back, and hands. Micro-needling typically takes 15-30 minutes to perform, depending on the number of areas being treated. The results from micro-needling typically begin to show a few days after treatment and, as the body’s natural collagen regenerates, results should continue to improve for weeks afterward. Following micro-needling treatment, patients can achieve smoother, younger-looking skin. Some of Dr. Crawford’s patients elect for multiple treatments throughout the year to maximize the cosmetic benefits.
For more information about micro-needling, or to meet with one of our aestheticians to discuss a customized treatment plan, please contact our office today.