What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a procedure in which your medical aesthetic expert uses a device that creates tiny puncture wounds in the surface of your skin. Tiny, automated needles create micro-sized wounds in your epidermis, stimulating your body’s natural ability to heal itself. As a result, your body begins to generate new collagen and skin tissue for firmer, smoother, more evenly toned skin.
What types of skin conditions does microneedling improve?
Microneedling is an ideal solution for a variety of skin conditions brought about by the natural aging process, years of sun exposure, and other problems, including:
- Large pores
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Skin trauma
- Loss of elasticity
- Tone and texture
- Lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
In addition to stimulating your body’s own healing response, microneedling treatments also make it possible for your skin to absorb moisturizers more effectively. After the microneedling treatment stimulates your skin, your provider may apply high-quality skin rejuvenation products, such as moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid or vitamin C. These topical solutions are able to penetrate more deeply into your skin through the tiny holes created by the microneedling device.
When combined with your body’s own response to create new collagen and elastin to repair your skin, the added benefits of absorbing nutrients produces noticeable results and younger-looking skin.
Am I a good candidate for microneedling treatments?
Microneedling is safe and effective for most people unless you’re pregnant or have a history of poor wound healing. The best candidates are men and women in good health who want to improve their skin quality or address the early signs of aging. Additionally, you may be a good candidate for this minimally invasive procedure if you want noticeable results without surgery or downtime.
It helps to have realistic expectations regarding microneedling, too, since you may need a series of treatments before you get the results you desire. Be aware that your skin may be red and irritated immediately following your microneedling appointments, but this is only temporary.
Before you decide if microneedling is right for you, the team of experienced nurses and physician assistants at My Retreat Med Spa examine your skin and talk to you about your concerns to help determine if this is the best procedure for your individual needs.