Microneedling is a revolutionary treatment that stimulates elastin and collagen production to help treat common facial blemishes. Collage, a fibrous protein, and elastin work to keep your skin firm, elastic, and tight, which improves texture and tone. During a microneedling treatment at the SafiraMD Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Center, your provider uses specialized needles to make very small, even-spaced puncture wounds in your skin.
Your body responds to these injuries by kick-starting the natural healing process, which involves collagen and elastin production. If you are curious about this seemingly painful but actually very safe treatment, here is a look at how it treats common imperfections.
Did you know that between 40 to 50 million people in the United States deal with acne every year? This common skin condition can cause unsightly pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads to form on your face, chest, arms, or back, which can be distressing. Microneedling, fortunately, is one of the most effective acne treatments. The needles puncture through the outermost layer of the skin and open it up so bacteria and other foreign materials can be eliminated from your pores, improving the appearance of blackheads and other types of acne.
Scars can appear following a surgical procedure, injury, or acne episode. Scars that appear in prominent areas of the body like the face can make you self-conscious about your appearance. When you heal from an injury, for instance, the resulting fibrosis may cause uneven skin texture that serves as a constant reminder of your injury. Microneedling can resolve these areas of hardened tissue by breaking them down and stimulating elastin production for smooth skin.
Wrinkles and Fine Lines
As you grow older natural events like gravity and wear and tear can cause you to develop fine lines and wrinkles. These make you appear older and more tired than you are. The problem is usually caused by a drop in collagen levels that causes your skin to lose elasticity. By boosting your collagen levels, microneedling can pump up your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Sagging Skin, Cellulite, Stretch Marks
Elastin tightens and repairs the skin, making it firmer and plumper. This makes it an excellent remedy for sagging skin, which also happens with age. In addition to this, medical research on the effects of microneedling has shown that the treatment could have benefits for cellulite and stretch marks. This is still experimental but, with more research, could help rejuvenate blemished body skin.
Uneven Skin Tone
Age, sun damage, and other factors can trigger pigmentation disorders and cause you to develop an uneven skin tone. Microneedling takes apart the pigmented sections of your skin, triggering them to heal in your natural color. Your skin may feel rough right after the treatment but will heal into a plumper and softer version that makes you look younger and more vibrant.
Discuss Microneedling with Your Doctor
Using needles to puncture your face seems like a violent way to get your skin to look better but microneedling is actually a safe, effective, and painless treatment. Thanks to technological advancements, many providers now combine it with PRP or radiofrequency to promote cell renewal or promote deeper healing for the best results. Whether you want to get rid of acne, wrinkles, or scars, this treatment can help. Call a certified provider today to learn more.