If you stay up-to-date with cosmetic trends on social media and in magazines, you have probably heard of microneedling by now. Celebrities and other figures have shared their experiences with this popular new technique, and it’s no wonder why so many people are choosing microneedling as their go-to rejuvenation treatment. Dr. Larry Leverett, a Phoenix board-certified plastic surgeon, offered the following information as to why microneedling has ignited this craze.
The Science of Microneedling
Microneedling is effective thanks to the self-healing properties of the skin. During the microneedling treatment, tiny punctures are made in the skin. The body then begins to produce collagen in the skin as a natural healing response. Collagen is a protein in the skin that is largely responsible for maintaining skin health and elasticity. Due to an increase in collagen, the skin bounces back, reversing signs of aging and discoloration while strengthening the skin.
The Versatility of Microneedling
The microneedling treatment is most often used on the face, but it can be used on many areas of the body including the hands, neck, legs, back and arms. Since there is no downtime after microneedling and it takes less than 30 minutes, it is an easy treatment to fit into a busy schedule.
The Microneedling Results
The main reason for the microneedling craze is the results that can be achieved. Although the skin may be a little sensitive following treatment, patients begin to notice results after just a few weeks. These results continue to improve over the following months as collagen takes effect in the body. Patients can enjoy smoother, firmer and plumper skin, as well as a reduction in scarring, stretch marks and other cosmetic issues. The results from microneedling can last for several months, but many patients choose to have regular treatments to maintain their results throughout the year.
Where Can I Try Microneedling?
To learn more about the microneedling procedure or try it for yourself, contact us today to schedule a consultation at Body By Leverett. Dr. Leverett, board-certified plastic surgeon, offers microneedling and other advanced rejuvenation treatments to men and women living in Chandler, Ahwatukee, Phoenix and the neighboring areas of Arizona.