If you have reached your late thirties or early forties, you have no doubt witnessed the unpleasant development of lines and wrinkles looking back at you when you look in the mirror. While these indications of skin aging are ubiquitous, it is possible to delay them or even reverse them with a cosmetic innovation called microneedling.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that we use to refresh the appearance of your skin. It is particularly effective for those dealing with light to moderate scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, and blemishes.
The procedure is also known as collagen induction therapy since it is able to stimulate the formation of new collagen fibers to renew the appearance of your skin and minimize the appearance of common skin problems.
What Is the Process Like?
We use the microneedling device to treat needed areas of your skin throughout your treatment session. The device is covered in dozens of extremely tiny needles. The tiny injuries created by the microneedling treatment process are designed to lead to the development of collagen that is produced when your body responds to injury. This promotes cellular turnover and an increase in elastin and collagen production.
The main way that microneedling works is through the encouragement of collagen production by your body. Collagen is an almost miraculous substance that helps heal your skin and can repair common skin problems like scars and wrinkles.
One of the advantages of the microneedling treatment is that it works with your body and its own healing mechanisms. The process leads to natural results with virtually no downtime.
Microneedling and Topicals
Studies have found that most topical skin care products do a poor job of penetrating the skin in practice. This is largely due to the presence of the stratum corneum, a layer of material sitting on top of your skin that can make it look dull and lifeless. Most topicals cannot adequately penetrate this layer. Microneedling allows these topicals to circumvent the stratum corneum and become much more effective. It unlocks their abilities and allows them to fulfill their function.
Results and Recovery
Microneedling only injures the skin to a microscopic degree, so very little healing time is needed. In most cases, you will be able to return to your daily activities immediately after your treatment. Any minor skin redness will be temporary and should fade within hours to a day or two at the most.