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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.

Microneedling Can Correct:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Skin laxity
  • Acne scarring
  • Facial scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Textural irregularities

Benefits of Microneedling:

  • Minimally invasive treatment
  • Stimulates natural collagen production
  • Improves overall skin tone and firmness
  • Almost completely painless treatment
  • Only minimal redness after the treatment
  • No major complications or side effects
  • Resume daily activities and work immediately

Microneedling: Recovery & Downtime

The most common side effect of microneedling is slight redness and swelling of the treated area. These side effects typically subside within a few hours or days. Some people may experience temporary bruising, itching, or skin sensitization. The recovery time for microneedling is generally short. Most people can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, it is important to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen to protect the treated area from sun damage.

Microneedling: Results & Longevity

When it comes to microneedling, you can see results after just one session. However, most people opt for 3-6 sessions spaced a few weeks apart for optimal results. As for how long the results last, that depends on several factors, such as how often you have treatments and how well you take care of your skin in between treatments. Generally speaking, you can expect to see results for at least 6 months after your last treatment.

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.

Microneedling: Results & Longevity

When it comes to microneedling, you can see results after just one session. However, most people opt for 3-6 sessions spaced a few weeks apart for optimal results. As for how long the results last, that depends on several factors, such as how often you have treatments and how well you take care of your skin in between treatments. Generally speaking, you can expect to see results for at least 6 months after your last treatment.

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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.

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