Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a natural way to improve the look of your skin. Whether you live in sunny San Diego, or one of the colder cities, every woman wants to look her best. Years of trauma to your skin can leave a lasting mark. From pigmentation and acne scars, to fine lines and overall pore size, microneedling can help revive your skin. It involves the use of fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of the skin. This process is virtually painless, as a topical numbing cream is applied well in advance. The puncture wounds, or micro-injuries, stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. This results in an increase of collagen and elastin production, which is key to youthful looking skin. Due to its ability to generate new skin cells, microneedling can noticeably reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, and even deep wrinkles on the forehead. With results like these, it’s no wonder that this treatment is gaining popularity.
As We Age Our Ability To Regenerate New Skin Cells And Collagen Diminishes…
How Microneedling Works To Revive Your Skin
Microneedling, also known as skin needling, is a procedure in which a device is used to essentially poke holes into the skin’s surface. This controlled injury triggers the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis (the uppermost layer of the dermis). In addition, new capillaries are formed. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis while smoothing wrinkles and scars. Additionally, it also improves the skin’s texture, tone, and color. Microneedling works the same way lasers and chemical peels do, but instead of using heat and light, it creates a mechanical injury. Unlike chemical peels and laser treatments, microneedling causes minimal damage to the skin. The benefits of microneedling include shrinking pores and reversing sun damage and discoloration. It also improves the absorption of your skin care products, which enhances their effectiveness in the deeper layers of the skin. Once again, the stimulation of collagen growth is what leads to these additional benefits. Microneedling is not limited to use in the face alone. The procedure can be performed on any area of skin that needs to be repaired, including treating surgical scars and stretch marks.
Microneedling Utilizes The Body’s Own Natural Healing Mechanisms…
The National Institutes of Health cites a clinical study on using microneedling to treat scars, wrinkles, and skin laxity. The study found on average, patients rated their improvement between 60 to 80 percent better than before the treatment. The study also notes that patients showed a considerable increase in collagen and elastin. And, the skin showed an improvement in thickening by 40 percent. The study goes on to note that not only does it prove to be a simple and fast method for treating wrinkles and scars; the skin itself remains intact and not damaged. This study provides scientific proof that microneedling does in fact produce collagen and elastin while also tightening the skin through thickening.
Pair Microneedling With Platelet-Rich Plasma And Get Amazing Results…
Microneedling & Platelet-Rich Plasma, Better Together
Our bodies stop producing collagen in our mid 20’s; so, it is never too early to start a regimen of monthly treatments as a preventative plan. Remember, it is always easier to prevent than it is to reverse! As we age, the skin on our face is the first place we start noticing the decline in collagen production, giving way to wrinkles, expression lines, and a change in texture. Because this anti-aging treatment allows the skin to absorb nutrients by 3000% more during the hour after treatment, when combined with platelet-rich plasma, it can yield results that are even more dramatic.
Microneedling Skin Treatments
Your face is your calling card and one of the first things people notice when they meet you. Make sure it gives the right first impression. Whether you are looking to create a new you for the New Year or simply want to reverse the signs of aging, we can help. When it comes to providing and delivering results, Dr. Tara Brown has years of experience in treating skin imperfections and restoring a youthful glow. If you have questions about our microneedling skin treatments call us at (619) 222-2020 ext. 142 to learn how we can help.