A growing number of people are hearing about microneedling, but very few really know what the procedure is all about. This innovative skin rejuvenation treatment is based upon ancient knowledge that certain types of skin damage can trigger the formation of new skin tissue. However, it was not known until recently how to precisely deliver the treatment in a way that does not harm the skin.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment designed to create new collagen and skin tissue to help minimize the appearance of common skin problems like scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation. The treatment is generally used on the face and is safe and effective for this purpose.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling is a type of treatment that utilizes microneedles to prick the skin at a certain depth, thereby creating microchannels, to trigger the formation of new collagen fibers, resulting in more toned skin and fewer imperfections.
After some initial inflammation and minor redness, the patient’s body responds by initiating a healing cascade that turns over old skin cells in favor of new ones. Old scars, lines, wrinkles, and other imperfections are gradually minimized.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Ideal candidates for needling are those who are in good general health and do not have active acne breakouts or skin infections. Those who respond best to the treatment are those who have gone unresponsive to home treatments or other forms of skin rejuvenation like peels and lasers.
How is a Microneedling Treatment Performed?
We move a small device over your skin, creating thousands of microchannels in its surface. Although these extremely tiny injuries are virtually invisible to the naked eye, they foster the development of fresh skin tissue and revitalize its appearance.
How Long Before I Notice Results?
A needling procedure does require some patience on your part. This is because we are working with the innate healing abilities of your own body, rather than injecting you with something or removing something to achieve an outcome. Over the course of the following weeks and months, your body will gradually remodel your skin to improve the appearance of problems like scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, rough skin tone, and wrinkling.
You can learn more about microneedling at Dermatology & Skin Care Associates, and if you would make a suitable candidate, by visiting our clinic in Mason, OH. We will inform you of all of your treatment options for your individual skin needs and goals at this time so that you can make an educated decision about what works best for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!