Treatments to reduce the appearance of imperfections on the face, such as acne, wrinkles, scars and pigment issues, involve many trips to the doctor and aren’t really a “quick fix.” However, a therapy called micro-needling offers an approach to minimize wrinkles and improve the appearance of scars in all skin types with reduced downtime.  The therapy involves a trained technician who uses a device on your face (and neck area, if desired) that delivers tiny needle pricks to stimulate the skin’s natural healing processes.

“Not only does it show great results, it reduces downtime and risk and costs less than many other procedures aiming for the same effect,” says Brenda Hughes, a patient consultant for Skin by Design Dermatology & Laser Center. “You will see results after just one treatment of micro-needling.”

To reach the full potential of diminishing skin imperfections, three to six treatments are recommended.

“We are seeing two to three patients a day per aesthetician for micro-needling. It’s a great way to rejuvenate and improve your skin with so little downtime,” says Hughes.

The flat rate cost is $325, and the average treatment time is about two hours, which includes consultation, taking photos and the treatment itself.

As the holidays approach, keeping on top of your skin and health regimens can be a challenge, especially when you’re crunched for time.  It’s exciting to have these time-saving options and the experts to provide them right here in San Antonio. Perhaps this is the year for you to give yourself the gift of an updated approach to more beautiful skin.

By Kristin Mears

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