Micro-needling: A Natural Way to Rejuvenate Skin
Micro-needling can be used to help rejuvenate the skin. Using tiny needles, our estheticians will create controlled, micro-injuries to the skin, which encourages skin to produce collagen and elastin. After the procedure, patients can enjoy skin that appears smoother, firmer, and more youthful. Patients interested in micro-needling in the New Orleans, LA-area should schedule a personal consultation at our state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery practice today.
Men and women who desire a smoother, tighter facial appearance would make good candidates for micro-needling. This minimally invasive technique is also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT) or percutaneous collagen induction (PCI). All skin types qualify for this chemical-free treatment.
Large pores and acne scars typically respond well to micro-needling. The treatment can also reduce or eliminate small, thin wrinkles on the upper lip or around the eyes. Micro-needling is a good option for patients who want to improve their skin, but do not want to undergo chemical peels or laser resurfacing.
The Procedure Details
Micro-needling leverages the body’s natural healing response to reduce unwanted blemishes on the face. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne controls the depth and placement of the needles, so that they can focus on problem areas for targeted results. With each needle entry point, a small abrasion is left in the skin. This results in increased collagen and elastin production to heal the tiny channels.
Micro-needling is a natural and effective treatment option for patients looking to eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, pigment inconsistencies, or scarring on the face. It is a good option for patients who do not want to undergo chemical peels or laser resurfacing.
Dr. Boudreaux Dr. Claiborne will administer a topical anesthetic for your comfort. The procedure's duration will depend on the size of the treatment area. Your face may appear pink and puffy after the treatment. However, this should subside within a few hours. Applying ice to the treatment site may help to reduce swelling, as well as soothe the area.
Micro-needling can be performed every four to six weeks, and multiple treatments are usually necessary for optimal results. You may elect maintenance treatment every six to 12 months, to keep your face looking youthful and attractive.
What are the Benefits of Micro-needling?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Boudreaux Dr. Claiborne will explain the technique and benefits of micro-needling, then examine your skin and talk to you about your areas of concern. If it is decided that micro-needling is a good match to your goals, there are a number of benefits, including:
- Fewer wrinkles and fine lines
- Tighter, more toned-looking skin
- Reduced scarring
- Better pigment consistency
- More youthful overall facial appearance
Begin Your Path to Improved Skin Today
Micro-needling is a natural and effective treatment option for patients looking to eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, pigment inconsistencies, or scarring on the face. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, as well as explore all non-surgical facial procedures, during your appointment with Dr. Boudreaux or Dr. Claiborne. Contact us today to get started on your path to a rejuvenated, improved facial appearance.