CSC Steil Dermatology

Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Hinsdale & Downers Grove, IL

A treatment that tightens your skin, resolves skin concerns like scars, and even minimizes your pores without medications may sound like a miracle treatment at first. In reality, microneedling at CSC Steil Dermatology in Hinsdale and Downers Grove, Illinois, employs your body’s own amazing healing capabilities to improve your skin naturally. Christina Steil, MD, Rachel Bognet, MD, and Paula S. Malhotra, MD, offer microneedling treatments to restore your skin. To find out if microneedling is a fitting addition to your treatment plan, call your nearest location today.

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Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that stimulates your skin’s healing process to improve the appearance of common skin blemishes and other imperfections. 

During a microneedling procedure, your provider at CSC Steil Dermatology uses a stylus-like tool with fine needles to slightly puncture your skin at even intervals. 

With each puncture, your skin immediately begins to repair itself. This process is the same as what would happen if you got a paper cut or other tiny, skin-deep injury. The entire appointment should take less than an hour depending on how large an area you’re targeting. 

What skin concerns can microneedling help fix?

Microneedling has many overall benefits for your skin and can effectively heal old and new blemishes alike. During a consultation, you’ll discuss your wants and needs with your provider and identify your most problematic skin features. 

Microneedling can improve many common skin defects, including:

  • Acne scars
  • Age or sun spots
  • Skin laxity
  • Large pores
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven tones and textures

If other skin conditions or concerns bother you, your provider can tell you whether microneedling is the right choice or guide you through other options. You can add microneedling to a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns.

How should I prepare my skin for microneedling?

There are a few steps you can take to prepare for a successful microneedling procedure, and your doctor will inform you of them at your consultation. You can minimize your chances of any side effects by:

  • Showing up with clean skin
  • Avoiding retinoids and other acne medications
  • Stopping the use of ibuprofen and similar medications
  • Avoiding time in the sun or tanning beds

Your provider will give you other instructions that are more specific to your lifestyle. You’ll notice a difference in your skin’s quality immediately following your procedure, but it may take multiple sessions to see your ideal results. Your provider will work with you to form a plan and determine how many treatments you need.

To learn more about microneedling and the healing process that it provides, call CSC Steil Dermatology today.