What Does Microneedling Do?

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Everyone deserves to looking and feeling their best. One of the most important aspects of that is healthy skin. As you age, skin is often the first thing that shows the signs of age – particularly if you’ve had heavy sun exposure or dealt with other risk factors.

Luckily, the skin retains powerful capabilities to naturally retain or regain a youthful appearance. The vital factor in skin elasticity is a specialized protein called collagen, and the body can produce more of this substance whenever it is given the right signals.

Microneedling is a noninvasive procedure that sparks greater collagen production. Hundreds of contacts take place between tiny needles and the skin, creating microscopic punctures. This, in turn, accelerates cell turnover. It can be performed on the face or elsewhere on the body.

The end result: More collagen, elastin, and other natural agents that help skin look youthful.

The Benefits

Microneedling is a great way to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin without any cosmetic surgeries or the risks associated with them. Microneedling is a simple, straightforward procedure with very few risks. For most patients, it can be completed in a little over an hour.

Patients of all ages have been pleased with their results:

  • Reduces wrinkles – including both deep and fine wrinkles;
  • Repairs visible scars, especially acne scars on the face;
  • Helps with sun damage and hyper-pigmentation issues;
  • Tightens loose skin, reducing appearance of age;
  • Helps pores appear much smaller than before.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

Adults of any background who are otherwise healthy are candidates for the procedure. Since microneedling enhances collagen production, it is a suitable treatment at any age. Many people have used it as a low-risk alternative to cosmetic surgery.

Of course, you should discuss your goals with a doctor before scheduling your microneedling. You may need to make minor adjustments in skin care or other habits prior to your treatment. It’s also important to tell your provider about any medications or supplements you take regularly.

Why You Should Try It

Microneedling is quick, convenient, and effective. It is both faster and much less expensive than traditional invasive procedures that improve the appearance of skin. There is no downtime, with side effects for most patients limited to minor redness and swelling within 24-48 hours.

For most patients, microneedling can be repeated every 4-6 weeks as needed. Depending on your desired results, you might pursue more or fewer treatments. Microneedling can be performed on patients of any skin tone. Plus, a numbing agent is used to minimize any discomfort.

The Microneedling Process

Microneedling is simple and does not require much preparation on the patient’s part. The process will begin with cleaning and numbing the skin to be treated. A specialized collagen-stimulating product can also be applied.

Once the skin has been prepared, treatment commences using a small, pen-shaped device. Most of these use a dozen tiny needles to produce the desired effect. They are highly adjustable, so the treatment can be customized to optimize absorption of the skin products used.

After the treatment is complete, vitamin C serum or hyaluronic acid can be added to hydrate and protect the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a common element of connective tissues. It has a wide range of benefits for skin and sets the stage for collagen generation.

Microneedling is the perfect way to treat yourself. To learn more or get started, contact Tri-County Medical Clinic today to book a consultation to see if you’re a good fit.

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