Dermatology is a versatile facet of medicine can provide treatments for many different conditions. Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is an effective procedure for treating conditions like acne scars, large pores, and minimizing the appearance of stretch marks and scars. Find out more about microneedling with Dr. Rebecca Kelso and Dr. Emily Fridlington at Alamo Heights Dermatology in San Antonio, TX.
What does microneedling do?
As the skin ages, its production of elastin and collagen decreases, causing sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. Microneedling uses a device with many tiny, super-thin needles to make many tiny pictures over the facial skin. The procedure stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, tightening the skin, giving the face a fresher look, and allowing the skin to more efficiently absorb moisture. Many patients report immediate results following their first treatment.
What can I expect from a microneedling procedure?
Your dermatologist will use a pen or roller with the tiny needles attached to administer microneedling treatment. First, they will apply a numbing cream to the face to minimize any discomfort you may experience during your treatment. Your doctor then moves the needles over the surface of the skin. Once your doctor covers the agreed upon area, they will clean the face and apply any special ointments or gels which may be necessary to ensure the best and most comfortable recovery time.
Microneedling in San Antonio, TX
Microneedling causes surface bleeding during treatment. This is a normal part of the procedure and is a sign the needles reach the correct depth in the skin. The facial skin may look like it has a mild sunburn for a day or two after treatment. However, microneedling is a safe and effective procedure with minimal side effects and big results. If you think you could benefit from microneedling, you should consult with your Alamo Heights dermatologist.
For more information on microneedling, please contact Dr. Rebecca Kelso and Dr. Emily Fridlington at Alamo Heights Dermatology in San Antonio, TX. Call (210) 255-8447 to schedule your appointment with your dermatologist today!