When your skin begins sagging or old acne scars are affecting your self-confidence, it may be time to consider microneedling. At Oasis Skincare in Summerville and Orangeburg, South Carolina, Patricia Riddle, MD, offers microneedling treatments in-office to revive the health of your skin and reduce the need for risky cosmetic surgery. Dr. Riddle customizes in-office treatments to address issues like scars and wrinkles and improve the overall health of your skin. Book an appointment online today or call specialists Oasis Skincare.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin treatment that triggers the production of new, healthy collagen — an important building block of healthy skin — to revitalize the look and health of your skin.
Treatment involves making microscopic punctures in your skin to stimulate your body to produce collagen and heal the tiny wounds naturally. New collagen develops in the weeks after treatment, filling in areas of lost volume and making your skin look younger and smoother.
Because microneedling doesn’t involve surgery or anesthesia, it’s a great treatment option for many people looking to improve their skin health.
Your provider evaluates the condition of your skin and reviews your medical background. They will discuss your expectations for microneedling treatments to determine if it’s the best option for you. Your provider may recommend microneedling to address:
In some cases, you may benefit from microneedling in combination with other skin rejuvenation treatments to improve the health, tone, and texture of your skin.
To create the microscopic punctures in your skin, your provider uses a handheld tool that glides over your skin. A topical anesthetic will be applied before the procedure to keep you comfortable.
Depending on the size of the treatment area, your provider can complete the procedure in 30 minutes or less. Following your session, your provider may also apply a high-quality serum that absorbs into your skin through the small wounds. These serums help boost your results and keep your skin moisturized.
You may experience mild bruising, redness, or slight bleeding after treatment, which resolves on its own within a few days.
Generally, you can expect to return to your usual activities immediately following treatment but may wish to postpone social occasions until your skin has time to fully heal.
Microneedling stimulates the growth of new collagen and it takes your body some time to produce enough before you can start seeing results.
Typically, you can expect to see improvements in the texture and tone of your skin within four weeks of treatment.
As new collagen continues to grow, your results will also improve. With the right skin care regimen and a healthy diet, you can maximize your results and maintain them for the long-term.
Your provider can recommend the right schedule for additional microneedling treatments to help you retain your younger-looking, smoother skin.
To find out if microneedling is right for you, schedule a consultation at Oasis Skincare today using the online booking feature or by calling the office.