How Microneedling Can Help With a Variety of Skin Conditions

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We live in an age that’s absolutely overflowing with information, some of which has exciting repercussions for staying healthy, vibrant, and youthful-looking for decades longer than was possible in the past.

The problem, though, with having access to so much information is that it’s difficult and time-consuming to wade through the various new technologies and the science that supports them to find the ones that best suit your needs.

At My Retreat Med Spa, our aesthetics professionals devote themselves to learning about your needs, issues, and goals so they can help you select the therapy that’s best for you. Microneedling could be the answer.

Microneedling treats a range of conditions

Whether you have multiple skin issues or just one, a series of microneedling treatments improves the overall quality and health of your skin while eliminating the most troubling signs of aging and skin damage. Our aestheticians recommend skin rejuvenation with the FDA-approved SkinPen® by Bellus Medical, the first FDA-cleared microneedling device, if you have:

Sagging skin

Jowling and loose skin under your chin or on your neck are signs that you’ve lost a significant amount of collagen and elastin. Collagen is a long-strand protein that interlocks to create a supportive matrix for your skin, providing thickness and strength. Elastin is an essential protein that allows your skin to stretch without losing its shape.

Time, hormonal shifts, and sun damage degrade your collagen and elastin. As you age, your body naturally produces less of these two proteins, so that old collagen and elastin aren’t replaced with new strands. These losses explain why you lose skin volume and why your midface looks lower than it did when you were younger.

Our experts jumpstart collagen production with the SkinPen® by creating a controlled wounding process that stimulates your skin to heal and rebuild itself. The SkinPen® features individually sealed, sterile, single-use needle cartridges. The SkinPen® creates micro wound channels that reach from your epidermis (outer skin layer) all the way into your dermis (inner skin layer).

These tiny, controlled wounds trigger your body to start producing new collagen and elastin again. Increased blood flow after your treatment washes away the debris of old proteins, so the new proteins can take their place. Over the next weeks to months, the new collagen and elastin tighten your skin, making it firmer, more lifted, and healthier.

Sun damage

Even if you’ve devoted time and money to taking care of your skin as an adult, childhood sunburns, stray days when you forgot the sunscreen, lack of sleep, and just plain aging inflict damage that you can’t easily remedy on your own. In addition to sagging, thin skin, you may be frustrated with:

The SkinPen® breaks up hyperpigmented areas so that your body can flush away the brown spots. By stimulating collagen remodeling, the SkinPen® lets your skin rebuild itself with a more even tone and healthy glow. You can even use the SkinPen® on delicate areas, such as your dècolletage and your hands.

Scars, both old and new

Scars are difficult to treat because the quick and haphazard nature of wounds stimulates quick, haphazard collagen remodeling that changes the look of your skin. Whether you have a pitted acne scar caused by the destruction of skin under a lesion, or whether you have a raised scar from your body’s attempts to quickly heal a wound or burn, your scars are composed of disordered collagen.

Microneedling improves all kinds of scars on your face and body, including stretch marks. Our professionals use the SkinPen® to break up the disorderly collagen and stimulate the production of orderly collagen strands to build healthy, new skin. Acne scars fill in and the raised or discolored scars smooth out to more evenly match your healthy skin.

Safe for all skin types

The SkinPen® is even safe for delicate, dark skins, including deep brown or black. Treatment resolves or improves hard-to-treat issues, such as:

You shouldn’t have a SkinPen® treatment during an active acne breakout.

Boost your results

We can enhance the microneedling process with skin treatments, such as specialized serums or even platelet-rich plasma (PRP) regenerative therapy, which is made from your own donated blood. The SkinPen®’s micro channels increase your skin’s ability to absorb and utilize topical nutrients and adjunctive therapies.

You may need a series of two to eight SkinPen® treatments, depending on whether you’re improving something simple — such as crow’s feet — or more complex — such as stretch marks.

To find out if the SkinPen® is what you need to restore healthy luster, glow, and firmness to your skin, call us today for an appointment at one of our three locations in the greater Atlanta area. You can also reach us online with the handy contact form.

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