As you age, your body decreases collagen and elastin production. As a result, your skin begins to exhibit different signs of aging, including lines, wrinkles, hollow areas, and facial folds. At Wise Aesthetics in Carmel, IN, we offer microneedling treatments that use minimally invasive techniques to reverse aging and correct other skin imperfections like hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and more.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. At Wise Aesthetics, we offer two treatments: standard microneedling and microneedling with PRF. Both are effective treatments that can improve the skin; some patients may be better suited for one over the other.
These treatments create injuries in the skin that are invisible to the eye, but the body responds to them with a healing reaction and increased collagen and elastin production, which restores a youthful appearance and strengthens the skin’s structural layers.
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
Most patients qualify as candidates for a microneedling treatment because the devices don’t use surgical techniques or harsh chemicals, and there’s no significant downtime or risk of an adverse or allergic reaction. Undergoing these treatments can significantly improve the skin. Other treatment benefits include the following:
- Treatments are quick and minimally invasive
- Treatments are natural and don’t use chemicals or invasive measures
- Results appear gradually as the body heals the skin
- Repeat treatments can promote increased collagen and elastin long-term
- Treatment plans are customizable
- Treatments are versatile and can address different skin concerns and conditions
- The treatment temporally increases the skin’s absorption rate to improve product application
Experience the Benefits of Collagen Induction Therapy
You don’t have to commit to invasive procedures to improve your skin because there is one that will increase natural collagen production, promote healthier skin, and improve skin texture and tones through a quick process with little to no social downtime. Microneedling is the perfect solution for those who want to rejuvenate their skin and enjoy natural and long-lasting results.
We can perform this needling treatment on the face, neck, and décolleté to promote increased collagen production and restore youthful-looking skin. We can use this treatment to reduce the appearance of acne and wrinkles. We can also use it to tighten loose skin, improve skin texture, shrink the pores, improve the appearance of stretch marks, eliminate brown spots, and treat hyperpigmentation.
We begin this treatment by applying a topical numbing product to your skin. It takes approximately 30 minutes for your skin to become numb, after which we can begin the treatment process. This numbing solution ensures that you remain comfortable throughout the treatment and don’t feel any pain as the needles penetrate your skin. You may feel gentle pressure during the treatment, but you can expect a relaxing and comfortable treatment.
During the treatment, the device will repetitively stamp the insulated needles into the skin, creating thousands of tiny perforations. The treatment is uniform, and by the end, you’ll have thousands of tiny microchannels all over your skin’s surface. We will give you more details about how you can take advantage of your skin’s increased absorption rate after your appointment with the right topical solutions.
After your treatment, you can resume most of your normal daily activities. Your skin may appear slightly pink, a common reaction that will subside within a few hours. It’s important to avoid the sun after your treatment is over and use hydrating, gentle products to soothe the area without causing further inflammation or irritation. We will give you more details about how to care for your skin at the end of your treatment.
You may notice that your skin feels tighter and firmer immediately following your treatment, which is a normal reaction since the skin may contract during treatment, which produces a tightening effect. However, the most noticeable results will be most visible within the first three months of your treatment.
It can take up to 12 weeks for the body to produce collagen and elastin, so you can expect visible improvements in your skin every week after your initial treatment. Most patients need at least three sessions with four weeks between each for optimal results, but we can determine the best treatment plan for you at your initial consultation.
If you are looking for a minimally invasive treatment that will dramatically improve the health and appearance of your skin, you may be a good candidate for one of our collagen induction therapy treatments. Some patients may not qualify for treatment for safety reasons, including those with active acne or a skin infection in the planned treatment area. An initial consultation will give you more details about the treatment and confirm whether it’s right for you.
Microneedling – $345+
Our standard microneedling treatments are designed to promote increased collagen production to naturally reverse the aging process. We use a device that delivers a safe, sterile, and effective treatment, using tiny microneedles to create microchannels in the skin.
The body responds to these tiny injuries with an immune reaction, cleansing the micro-injuries and then producing new collagen and elastin to heal the treatment area. As a result, patients can expect improved skin volume, a reduction in visible signs of aging, and improved skin texture and tone.
Microneedling With PRF – $645
Our needling treatments with PRF combine collagen induction therapy with PRF, also known as platelet-rich fibrin. When we apply PRF to the skin during or after the treatment, we can accelerate the body’s natural healing process through this regenerative technique. We derive PRF from the blood during the treatment with a standard blood draw.
Once we isolate it, we can apply it during the treatment, and as it absorbs into the skin, the body will benefit from the concentrated blend of plasma cells and growth factors. Adding PRF to a treatment is an effective way to enhance the treatment results, restore youthful-looking skin, rejuvenate the appearance, and promote firmer and smoother skin.