At Transformations Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics in Groton, MA, we now offer microneedling sessions performed with our skin apparatus MicroNeedle, the only FDA approved SkinPen from Bellus.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling has become more popular in recent years and is a form of collagen induction therapy that provides skin repair results. With precision, timing, and technique, microneedling helps rejuvenate your skin by triggering collagen building – allowing for a firm, healthy, and smooth texture. Microneedling does not affect the top layer of your skin unlike laser therapy and chemical peels,
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling creates small channels into the deeper layers of your skin. Microneedling breaks up old collagen strands and triggers the creation of new collagen. Utilizing the SkinPen the top layer is treated by creating small punctures into the deeper layer of the skin. Your body’s process to heal the skin occurs from the needling. Products applied to the skin after treatment will also penetrate the skin more deeply adding to the healing and rejuvenation process.
Healing from microneedling is a three stage process but is fairly quick. First the skin is slightly inflamed from the treatment to stimulate the healthy tissue to grow. Your skin will heal itself and you will see rapid improvement over a three to six month period.
Botox Cosmetic is a neuromodulator used to treat frown lines between the eyebrows, as well as the forehead and around the eyes, chin creases, horizontal neck lines, and wrinkles around the mouth. The results are a softer look on the face and reduction of wrinkle lines. Results can last up to four months. Botox injections cause the muscles to relax lessening the movement that can create lines. After treatment, Botox takes about three to five days to start working. After the injections, some patients may experience some minor swelling or bruising that shouldn’t last long after treatment.
Juvedérm works as an injectable filler that improves skin volume. Hyaluronic acid, in Juvedérm performs with collagen and elastin to create volume. Collagen is triggered and fills depressed skin areas and lines. Post-treatment patients may experience swelling, tenderness, bruising, firmness, lumps/bumps, or itching. Mild side effects shouldn’t last more than a week. Fillers can last four to six months. Juvederm treats:
- Lines around the nose and mouth
- Volume lacking areas in the lips
- Under eye depressions
- Depressions in the cheeks