Although it seems counterintuitive, many signs of aging and photodamage can be corrected and even reversed by creating controlled damage to the skin.
More specifically, by using small needles to puncture the skin’s surface, microneedling safely and effectively causes remodeling of skin.
In fact, microneedling’s powerful results and zero downtime, have made it one of the most popular non-surgical procedures for a variety of aesthetic concerns. Here are seven ways that microneedling can benefit your skin.
1. Microneedling Repairs Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, uses surgical grade needles to create microinjuries that initiate a wound healing effect. Consequently, the body triggers a production of new skin cells that can correct wrinkles and fine lines.
2. Microneedling Smooths Scars
By penetrating the dermis with 3 mm needles, microneedling can fill the depressions caused by acne scars and smooth the appearance of surgical scars.
This treatment is able to stimulate the skin’s ability to heal itself from the inside out.
3. Microneedling Reverses Sundamage
Growth factors that are initiated through microneedling can reverse sun spots, hyperpigmentation, and melasma.
To preserve these benefits, patients must avoid sun exposure and wear a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least a 30 SPF.
4. Microneedling Tightens Skin
As we age, the skin loses elasticity and starts to sag. Microneedling stimulates new collagen and elastin and rejuvenates skin for a more youthful appearance.
5. Microneedling Refines Pores
Many patients hope to improve the appearance of their pores with products and cosmetic treatments.
Thanks to microneedling, increased collagen causes pores to plump and look smaller.
6. Microneedling Improves the Absorption and Effectiveness of Skincare Products
When microneedling creates punctures in the skin’s surface, it provides microchannels that can absorb serums and topical creams.
As a result, these products are able to penetrate deeper into the dermis and become more efficient and effective.
7. Microneedling Can Treat the Entire Body
Microneedling can be used to treat wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and scars on the face, neck, chest, and hands. It can also target stretch marks on the abdomen and other parts of the body.
To learn more about the benefits of microneedling, please call our office today to schedule a consultation.