When you look into the mirror, do you want to see a fresher, clearer, and rejuvenated face this year? With many incredible advances in skin care, you can revitalize your face without getting any surgery.
Under the care of aesthetician Jessica Harrison from Northeastern Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey, you can get amazing results from a cosmetic procedure called microneedling. Understand how microneedling restores your skin by regenerating your collagen production.
What is collagen loss?
During your younger years, your skin produces a protein called collagen in abundance. Collagen is especially present in your skin and is important for helping it maintain its natural elasticity and strength.
After you turn 25, your body slowly starts producing less collagen. This strongly contributes to why your skin tends to weaken, get stretchier, and generally looks less refreshed than when you were younger.
Without undergoing a medical procedure, your body will continue to make less and less collagen with every passing year. Fortunately, a procedure like microneedling can significantly reduce collagen loss.
The link between microneedling and collagen
Microneedling is a skin procedure that regenerates your skin by stimulating collagen production and encouraging it to regenerate. The procedure accomplishes this by creating tiny microtears in your skin with the help of extremely small needles.
These microtears create microscopic punctures that make your skin want to heal itself. This causes it to create more collagen, stimulating increased production in your face.
Once your body creates more collagen, your skin can repair itself more effectively than previously. This allows several benefits to your skin, including the reduction of:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tones
- Crepe-like texture
Increased collagen also causes your skin to look firmer, brighter, and more even and improves elasticity.
What does microneedling involve?
Getting a microneedling procedure to reverse collagen loss is a safe and effective nonsurgical treatment for nearly all healthy adults. It’s an ideal solution if you’re looking to avoid surgery while completely revitalizing your skin.
A typical microneedling treatment with Jessica takes about an hour and a half from start to finish. At the beginning of your session, Jessica applies a numbing cream to ensure you feel no pain.
The treatment begins with Jessica using a device that looks like a pen to gently puncture your skin with tiny needles. Once this is complete, Jessica continues to work with your skin to enhance collagen production and decrease any immediate redness in your skin from the tiny punctures.
You can resume all of your normal activities within a few days after the treatment, at which point you can expect your skin to be healed from the microneedling treatment. You can expect to see the full results from collagen stimulation within six weeks after your session.
Usually, Jessica recommends you receive at least two microneedling treatments per year. This maximizes collagen production and reverses as much collagen loss as possible.
If you’d like to rejuvenate your skin this year by using your body’s own natural healing and collagen production abilities, microneedling with Jessica, practicing under board-certified plastic surgeon Joseph Fodero, MD, PA, might be right for you. To find out more, contact us to make an appointment.