Are you dealing with signs of aging? Do you have facial blemishes or age spots? Is your skin showing signs of sun damage? A treatment called microneedling has been found to be safe and effective for the treatment of common skin conditions like these. Not only can microneedling help diminish or remove these skin problems, it does so without the need for surgery, sedation, or downtime.
Although the mechanism behind microneedling has been known for centuries, it has only recently been developed as a practical skin rejuvenation treatment. Controlled channel creation, like that of this procedure, can trigger your skin into a rejuvenation process. The device lightly penetrates your skin, resulting in a self-repair process that leads to the turnover of old skin cells in favor of a fresh new layer of skin with fewer imperfections.
Microneedling is able to treat a wide range of skin conditions including:
- Light to moderate wrinkles
- Skin sagging and laxity
- Age spots and blemishes
- Scars caused by acne, injury, or surgery
- Stretch marks
What To Expect During Your Microneedling Treatment
A microneedling treatment session is fairly simple. We first numb your skin using a topical agent. Then we pass a device over your skin to form hundreds of microchannels in it. While virtually invisible to the naked eye, these tiny channels stimulate your body into the production of new collagen for skin remodeling and a reduction in skin conditions like wrinkles, age spots, stretch marks, and acne scars.
Microneedling is not for everyone. It is also important to keep in mind that, while this treatment can offer significant results, it is no substitute for cosmetic surgery. Inform yourself about these procedures so that you maintain realistic expectations regarding your outcomes.
Microneedling is quite effective by itself, but you can ramp things up a bit by combining your this treatment with a complementary type of procedure, like topical products. One problem that topicals tend to have is that they do not always penetrate very far into the skin. Since microneedling forms thousands of microscopic punctures in the skin, it allows these topicals to bypass the outer barrier of the skin, which greatly increases their penetration and effectiveness.