Last updated on May 14, 2022
If you are not ready to commit to undergoing an invasive treatment for the sake of better skin, you don’t have to. There are minimally invasive treatments that can benefit the skin and help improve the overall health of your skin that do not require any downtime. At My Cosmetic Clinic in Crow’s Nest or Sydney we offer collagen induction therapy through microneedling treatments that will help the skin look and feel rejuvenated.
Can Microneedling Reduce Pore Size?
If you have large pores, whether due to lifestyle or genetics, you know that making them appear smaller is quite the task. While there are products that can make your pores appear smaller than they are, these products only work by filling the pores with a cosmetic substance, but once you wash your face, your pores will appear large once again. However, there is a skin treatment that will help improve the appearance of your pores and even possibly reduce them.
Microneedling can make improvements in the skin in many different ways, and reducing the appearance of pore size is one of those ways it can help the skin. This treatment induces collagen and elastin production. Once collagen begins to build and increase in the area of treatment, it smooths and tightens the skin which makes the pores appear smaller.
What Is Microneedling?
This treatment is also known as collagen induction therapy. It creates injuries in the skin which force the body to increase collagen and elastin production. The aging process slows the production of both collagen and elastin, but this treatment forces the body to make more, which leads to improvements in the skin.
How Does It Work?
During treatment, your esthetician will roll the microneedling device back and across the area of treatment. At My Cosmetic Clinic, we use the DermaPro™ dermal pen, which has the most advanced technology available for such treatments.
This pen is unique in that not only does it deliver ultra-fine needles into the skin, but it can remove dead skin cells before treatment to get the best results possible. It also has features that allow for adjustable needle depth, as well as single-use needle cartridges, which allows for the delivery of sterile, safe, and sanitary treatments.
Micro-Injuries and Micro-Channels
As the needles penetrate the skin, they will create tiny injuries that will elicit a healing response from the body. The body will react to the micro-injuries by shifting into healing mode, which requires the increase in the production of elastin and collagen.
The micro-injuries also create tiny channels in the skin, which essentially open up the skin so that it can better absorb nutrient-rich products and serums. During treatment, we apply a skin rejuvenating gel that helps hydrate the skin. It will also reduce the appearance of fine lines, and you can purchase this serum to use at home. Post-treatment is the best time to apply serums to your skin because your skin will absorb them very quickly and efficiently.
What Areas Does It Treat?
Microneedling can be performed anywhere on the body that needs skin rejuvenation, but the most common area of treatment is the face. It can help resolve problematic skin conditions including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Scars resulting from chickenpox
- Surgical scars older than six months
- Sun-damaged skin
- Smoker’s lines
- Stretch marks
- Pigmentation issues
- General scarring
- Nasolabial folds
How Many Treatments Will I Need To See Results?
The total number of treatments necessary to see results varies from one patient to the next. Some patients see improvements in their problem areas after one treatment, while others require multiple sessions to see the results they are hoping for. During your initial consultation, our skincare experts will analyze your skin and discuss your problem areas and help create a customized treatment plan that will help you get the skin improvements you are looking for.
Typically, if you are trying to reduce the appearance of scars, you will need to undergo at least three treatments for optimal results.
How Often Can I Get Treated?
You can typically undergo additional treatments every three weeks as needed to continue to increase your results. Your esthetician will help determine the best treatment plan for your skin so that you can schedule treatments accordingly.
How Do I Take Care of My Skin After Treatment?
The best thing that you can do for your skin post-treatment is to use high-quality topical products. These products should be full of nutrients and include active regenerating, nutritive, and hydrating cleansers, creams, and serums. Using such products will help build upon your treatment results, which will appear gradually over the weeks following your treatment as collagen and elastin production increases and makes the skin tighter and smoother.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that will help improve the overall quality of your skin. If your skincare routine is not giving you the results you are hoping for regarding your problematic skin conditions, you may find the solution you’ve been looking for through this in-office treatment. Contact us today at My Cosmetic Clinic in Crow’s Nest, or Sydney, and schedule your initial microneedling consultation.