Nearly everyone has a skin care regimen to keep their skin clean and moisturized. However, products alone can’t keep your skin firm or retain its youthful luster. At Faces by Kelly in Durham, North Carolina, you can add regular skin-rejuvenating microneedling treatments by Kelly Jelic, RN, MEP-C, to your beauty process. To learn more about the many capabilities of microneedling with a consultation, call the office today.
MICRONEEDLING Q & A
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that improves your skin’s quality by healing imperfections and damage. Their EXCEED microneedling device is the first and only FDA-cleared microneedling device for the treatment of both acne scars and facial wrinkles.
During your microneedling treatment, Kelly uses the EXCEED device to create many, very tiny, microscopic punctures in the epidermis of the skin using very fine sterile stainless-steel needles. To do this, the device is moved over the skin repeatedly to puncture the epidermis. These tiny wounds in the skin tell your body to heal itself by stimulating collagen production.
Despite being the most plentiful protein in your body, you produce less collagen as you age. As a result, your skin doesn’t heal itself as well and leaves you with blemishes, scars, and wrinkles. Microneedling treatments remind your skin to keep producing collagen to keep itself lively.
What improvements can microneedling make to my skin?
Microneedling treatments promote youthful, radiant-looking skin and evens out skin texture and pore size, which leaves skin softer, smoother and rejuvenated.
At your initial consultation, you’ll identify the concern that you’d like to target with the treatment. Nearly 90% of patients who have had microneedling would recommend this treatment to friends and family.
The treatments can improve:
- Acne scars
- Skin laxity and texture
- Enlarged pores/span>
- Wrinkles and lines
After you finish treatment, your skin feels silky and looks years younger. Depending on the condition of your skin when you begin treatment, you may need to commit to several treatments to see an optimal improvement.
What can I expect for my microneedling appointment?
At your consultation, Kelly gives you instructions for how to prepare for a successful microneedling treatment. Be prepared to stop taking certain medications and using certain skin products for a few days leading up to your treatment.
When you arrive at the office, Kelly spreads a topical anesthetic across your skin to lessen your discomfort during the procedure. Then, she uses an FDA-cleared medical device to make tiny punctures in your skin, prompting a healing process that improves skin quality with little to no downtime.
To learn more about the amazing improvements that you can enjoy with microneedling and to find out if you’re a good candidate, call Faces by Kelly today.