As people get older, their skin loses firmness. This is an inevitable result of aging. Unsurprisingly, many of our patients ask us whether there is anything we can do to help firm up their skin as naturally as possible. The great news is that there is. At Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL, we use an innovative procedure called microneedling with radiofrequency to restore firmness and smooth the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and scars.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a process that uses nearly microscopic needles to create controlled wounds at a specific depth and size beneath your skin. These tiny wounds spur a response from your body’s natural healing ability.
Cellular processes speed up, recycling skin cells and the cells just below them more quickly. Your body also produces higher levels of collagen. This healing process is entirely natural and doesn’t involve any foreign substances. RF microneedling adds the power of radiofrequency (RF) energy to boost the rejuvenating effects of this treatment.
How Does Microneedling Differ from Other Skin Care Procedures?
Microneedling is somewhat comparable to the laser skin resurfacing that we also offer. But while that process focuses entirely on the exterior of the skin, RF microneedling also repairs damage below the skin. Similarly, microneedling procedures differ from Botox because they don’t involve injecting a substance into your body.
Microneedling treatment has the potential to remove or reduce any type of skin damage that the body’s natural healing ability can affect. As with any other type of natural healing, it takes time. But microneedling results typically begin to show after only a few days.
One of the best benefits of this innovative technique is that it has a very short recovery time. Typically, patients return to their normal routines within hours of receiving our RF microneedling services.
What Is Microneedling Used to Treat?
We get the best microneedling results when we use the treatment to address specific skin conditions.
Acne scars typically heal very slowly. Your body needs multiple cycles to remove the damage. When we use microneedling for acne scars, we speed up the healing process, encouraging your body to activate extra healing cycles. Microneedling for acne scars will typically reduce redness and smooth your skin. In some cases, it might remove all signs of scarring completely.
When your body creates new cells, they have the same pigmentation as your natural skin tone. Those new cells replace discolored cells, shifting patches of hyperpigmentation toward a more natural color. The microneedling process spurs your body to replace cells precisely where they are most damaged.
Wrinkles and Stretch Marks
The RF microneedling technique that we use encourages your body to create more collagen. Collagen is a natural protein that strengthens skin and makes it more elastic. This increased elasticity smooths stretch marks and wrinkles, giving your skin a more youthful appearance.
Pores also increase in size over time due to decreased skin elasticity and sun damage. The RF microneedling process restores elasticity and corrects sun damage. When your pores shrink, it makes your skin look smoother and better protects you from outside threats to your skin.
Our Microneedling Services
We use the Genius system by Lutronic for RF microneedling treatments. This adaptive system inserts needles at a precise depth and location to best direct the natural healing of your body. Typically, we recommend three one-hour sessions spaced eight weeks apart, which we believe produces the most effective microneedling results. However, many patients will see initial results after just the first treatment.
One of the benefits of this process is that you may continue to see improvements even after the final treatment. The microneedling procedure programs the cells in your skin to start the healing process. And that process often continues for weeks or even months after the micro-wounds are created.
Are You a Candidate for this Beauty Treatment?
The good news is that microneedling is effective for almost anyone. Both men and women can benefit from healthier and tighter skin. And since the process is quick, most patients have little difficulty fitting appointments into even the busiest of schedules.
Typically, the best candidates are anyone who has:
- Wrinkles, lines, or similar signs of aging
- Acne or acne scars
- Skin discoloration or uneven skin coloration
- Enlarged pores
- Sun damage
These signs can appear in people of any gender at almost any age. Younger patients may experience acne, while older patients may have age lines. No one is immune to skin damage, and even people in their 20s or 30s may have rough or inelastic skin.
If you think that you might be an ideal candidate for this effective treatment, schedule an appointment today. We’ll determine whether microneedling is the right procedure to fulfill your needs and whether you are a good candidate.
Learn More About Microneedling Benefits
If you want more information before trying our aesthetic services, we are happy to tell you more about the exceptional benefits of microneedling. At Dundee Dermatology, can answer your questions through chat, over the phone, or in person. Feel free to contact us right now to learn more about this procedure or any other technique or therapy that we offer.
Contact Dundee Dermatology Today to Schedule a Microneedling Appointment
Microneedling treatment with radiofrequency is an innovative procedure that has shown remarkable results. By relying on the natural healing process inherent in your body, it targets damage both on and below the skin’s surface. If you are looking for an effective treatment to heal, smooth, or restore the proper coloration to damaged skin, contact us right away. We’ll schedule your initial appointment at your earliest convenience.