Aging, sun, and lifestyle factors may wreak havoc on the skin. Fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks may cause self confidence to take a hit. There are plenty of options to rejuvenate the skin, but people often want to avoid surgery as long as possible. Microneedling can improve skin naturally.
How Does Microneedling Work?
During a microneedling treatment, the doctor or technician will use a pen, stamp, or roller covered with numerous fine needles and move it along the skin carefully. The needles will make tiny holes in the skin, often referred to as micro-channels. These holes act as a signal to the body that it’s been wounded. The body then responds to the wounds by producing collagen and elastin in the skin.
Collagen and elastin are what give the skin its support. They make the skin supple, strong, and firm. Stimulating the body to produce more of these building blocks will improve the tone, texture, and appearance of the skin. It also helps to counteract the collagen loss that happens naturally in the skin as a part of the aging process. The skin will produce new cells and will have a rejuvenated, healthy appearance after treatment. Three to six treatments are recommended to attain optimal results.
What Makes Microneedling Popular For Skin Rejuvenation?
It’s clear there are many options on the market. Everything from facelifts to lasers, fillers, and dermabrasion are available. What’s the appeal of choosing microneedling to improve and renew the skin instead? There are three main reasons why it’s gaining traction as a go-to option.
Safe Choice For All Skin Type
Some skin improvement choices such as lasers may be less-effective or not recommended for darker skin complexions. Darker skin tones may risk scarring or hyperpigmentation.
Those who struggle with acne scarring or stretch marks also benefit from microneedling treatments. It can help to rebuild and fill in the underlying tissue which makes the skin look much smoother overall. This is especially helpful for those people whose skin is prone to scarring and are unable to do laser resurfacing.
Microneedling is safe and natural. It’s extremely low risk and often gives incredible results.
Useful For Skin Nutrition
Another thing that sets microneedling apart from other skin treatments is that it can be used to deliver nutrition deeply into the skin. When the channels are created, serums that contain vitamins and minerals may be applied. The skin absorbs these serums and uses them to repair and restore from the inside out. Some of the nutrients that may be applied include Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C.
Unlike an invasive surgical procedure, there is no downtime with microneedling. There may be a slightly flushed or sunburned appearance to the skin for a few days afterward, but most activities are safe to do immediately. Sunscreen is recommended for protection, especially as the skin heals.
If you are interested in improving your skin via microneedling, call Michigan Advanced Aesthetics today.