As we age, our skin starts to show signs of wear and tear. We see wrinkles, sagging skin, and a loss of radiance. Much of this can be attributed to the loss of collagen in our skin. Microneedling allows us to catalyze collagen production and reverse the signs of aging.
Collagen Loss: The Root Cause of Skin Laxity
Collagen is a protein found in the connective tissue of the skin, responsible for giving the skin its strength and elasticity. As collagen production declines, the skin loses its firmness and elasticity, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. The breakdown of collagen is further catalyzed by excessive sunlight exposure, genetics, and other factors. However, thanks to modern aesthetic medicine, we can activate your body’s innate collagen production capabilities and reverse the signs of aging on your skin.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that stimulates natural collagen production to reverse the signs of aging. Microneedling involves using a specialized device to create thousands of micro-punctures on the skin’s surface. Your body responds to the micro-injuries by activating its innate healing properties, such as collagen production and cellular regeneration. Over time, as your body generates new collagen fibers, your skin looks firm, taut, and youthful. The results appear gradually over several weeks.
The Complete Microneedling Process
Your microneedling treatment starts with a personalized consultation where the medical provider examines your skin type and skin conditions. After evaluating your skin, the medical provider calibrates the microneedling to penetrate the uppermost layer of your skin at the appropriate depth. The medical provider applies a numbing gel on your skin, following which the device is moved across the treatment areas to create micro-punctures. The complete treatment takes 30 to 45 minutes, following which a soothing gel is applied to your skin.
Schedule Your Consultation
Rocky Mountain Surgical Arts is a luxurious medical center led by Dr. Kayvan Fathimani, a multi-board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a fellowship-trained facial cosmetic surgeon. When you visit our medical center, you can rest assured your aesthetic health is in the hands of highly-skilled and trained experts with a strong understanding of facial anatomy. Please schedule a consultation to explore your microneedling options in Lone Tree.