If you suffer from dull, dry and severely damaged skin, you may be able to turn back the hands of time without having to undergo a surgical procedure. There are currently a number of popular and entirely non-invasive cosmetic procedures that are designed to capitalize on the body’s own, inbuilt healing abilities. Micro-needling is one of these treatments. During this procedure, a special tool is used to create numerous micro-channels in the skin. As these channels heal, collagen production will increase and old, damaged skin cells will be replaced by healthy, new ones.
Cosmetic Issues That Micro-Needling Can Address
This treatment is able to address a broad range of cosmetic issues affecting the topmost layers of the skin. These include fine lines and wrinkles, melasma, sunspots, age spots, enlarged pores and even mild to moderate acne scars. Micro-needling is also an acceptable acne treatment for those who suffer from regular breakouts of whiteheads and blackheads. Depending on the severity and type of issues being addressed, however, you may require a number of treatment sessions before your cosmetic goals are achieved.
What You Can Expect During the Procedure
Before micro-needling is performed, our provider will clean your skin. We may also apply a mild numbing agent to limit your discomfort throughout this procedure. The special device is then passed over the skin to create the tiny micro-openings.
This will cause the body to respond by generating new skin cells at a faster rate and by accelerating normal collagen production. As old and damaged skin cells are replaced, the complexion will become more even and balanced in tone, moderate acne scars will fade away, enlarged pores will decrease in size and tiny wrinkles will be smoothed out. Given that increased collagen production will continue long after a micro-needling treatment has been performed, you can expect your skin to become firmer, more youthful-looking and significantly suppler over time.
How to Know if Micro-Needling is Right for You
This treatment is perfect for those who want gradual, subtle improvements to the skin. Despite the creation of micro-channels that micro-needling entails, this procedure is still classified as a non-invasive treatment.