Microneedling has become one of today’s most sought after skin care treatments for men and women of all ages and skin types. Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, microneedling stimulates the production of new collagen by gently puncturing the epidermis/dermis with microscopic needles.
Collagen is a protein that gives our skin its structure. It acts as a net that holds skin cells together, giving us smooth skin and an overall youthful appearance. However, as we age, our natural collagen starts to break down, causing inelastic skin and depressions.
Microneedling improves skin tone and texture by treating the appearance of aging, scarring, stretch marks, and pigmentation marks from acne and/or sun damage. Dr. Lucas uses the SkinStylus® Microneedling System, a unique fractional technology, to create exceptional results without the added pain, downtime, or skin removal of laser treatments and chemical peels.
One of the most common misconceptions about microneedling is that it’s painful. Though it does use tiny needles to trigger the body’s natural healing response, the procedure itself causes only minor discomfort. In order to make you as comfortable as possible, we can apply a light numbing cream to the areas before treatment and recommend a soothing lotion for use afterwards.
Don’t let your skin hold you back any longer. Take the first step toward a more confident YOU by scheduling your personalized consultation with Dr. Lucas today.
Thing to Know About Microneedling:
- It reduces the risk of hyperpigmentation and scarring
- It is suitable for all skin types and pigments
- It is a non-invasive treatment with little downtime and discomfort
- It is cost efficient
- It can be used to treat areas of skin not suitable for peels or laser resurfacing (such as around the eyes)
- The treatment can be safely repeated without damaging the epidermis