As people age and begin to lose volume from our bodies, their skin will start to become loose due to a loss of elasticity. This is a completely natural process that is caused by the degradation of collagen proteins that once allowed our skin cells to remain connected and strong. Once these cells begin to degrade, gravity has a larger effect on your skin resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and sagging in most areas. Thankfully, Ava Laser Clinic offers Microneedling & Dermapen solutions to help turn back the clock.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy is a procedure that takes super fine needles and punctures the top layer of skin in the treatment area. These micro-injuries then stimulate your body’s healing properties to repair and renew the wounds on the treatment area.
A Dermapen is a tool used in the microneedling process. It’s a device that contains several needles that are used to puncture the skin vertically. This also encourages the skin of the treatment area to repair and renew its cells naturally.
Microneedling is a safe way to enhance the skin rejuvenation process and is much safer than more traditional skin tightening treatments. The vibrating aperture of the Dermapen helps to increase the number of products absorbed into the skin and it also reduces the overall amount of pain experienced during the procedure. Microneedling is equally, if not more effective, than laser resurfacing, IPL, and Fraxel treatments. The best thing about this procedure is the cost, which is far less than traditional cosmetic skin treatments.
Anytime your skin gets damaged, your body automatically starts to produce collagen to replace what was damaged. This helps to tighten skin by increasing the amount of elastin and collagen in the treatment area. Therefore, it ends up filling in fine lines, smoothing scars, and reducing the overall amount of wrinkles on the surface of your skin.
Each person’s treatment regimen will vary according to the area they want to be treated and the results they are seeking to achieve. A handful of sessions for most patients will result in a dramatic reduction of crow’s feet, deep wrinkles and fine lines of the face. When treating stretch marks, you can expect to need anywhere from 5-9 sessions before you see a significant amount of changes.
There are risks involved when undergoing microneedling treatments, but they are quite minimal. Typically, you can expect slight tenderness, dry skin and minor inflammation of the treatment area. These side effects will naturally resolve themselves anywhere from a day to a week after the treatment. You should wear sunscreen but avoid wearing makeup or scented products in the treatment area until it has healed completely.
Ava Laser Clinic is always here to offer reliable, affordable an effective microneedling treatments to help you look your best. To find out more about our services, or to book an appointment, call our office today at (905) 237-2360.