Microneedling can help improve your skin’s appearance in a variety of ways by stimulating your body’s own healing process and working with serums for an intensified effect.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your dermatologist to insert very thin, short needles into your skin. They create tiny holes in your skin, which can improve its appearance in several ways.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling creates small controlled injuries underneath your skin’s surface, and your body’s wound-healing process responds by producing more collagen and elastin in this area. These two fibrous proteins can help your skin look plumper and thicker while reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines, and stretch marks.
The procedure can also be used in conjunction with skincare products such as Vitamin C or trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel. The tiny holes created by the needles allow these serums to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin, which yields more effective, noticeable results.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Microneedling is a popular treatment that provides the following benefits:
- Minimally invasive
- Causes little to no pain since a topical anesthetic is used
- Requires little to no downtime
- Causes minimal side effects (typically redness and irritation for a few days)
- Takes about 30 minutes to receive a treatment
- Can be used on different skin types
- Makes your skin look more youthful by creating a dewy, glowing complexion
- Reduces fine lines, wrinkles, scars, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation
- Uses the body’s own natural healing mechanisms
- Can be combined with serums to intensify the effect and further personalize the treatment
- Shrinks pores
- Tightens skin
- Creates natural-looking results
- Can be performed all over your body, not just your face
- Can treat stretch marks
What Happens When you Have a Microneedling Procedure?
Your dermatologist will discuss your goals with you, examine your skin, and discuss your health history. A treatment plan will be created since more than one microneedling session will be required.
The Rendon Center utilizes the SkinPen by Bellus Medical, which is the first microneedling device approved by the FDA. Treatments with this device have received rave reviews, and it has a history of unbeatable safety.
Before the device is used, a topical numbing agent may be applied to the area of your skin that will be treated. The actual treatment takes only about 30 minutes, and you will most likely only feel the SkinPen’s slight vibrations during your treatment. Afterward, your skin will appear red, and you’ll receive a soothing gel that will help prevent your skin from drying out.
Who is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
Most people are good candidates for microneedling. However, you shouldn’t have this treatment if you have active infections or lesions or have any wound healing issues. You probably won’t be a good candidate if you’re pregnant, have psoriasis or eczema, or have had radiation therapy recently.
To find out more about microneedling, make an appointment today with Rendon Center in Boca Raton, FL. Our experienced dermatologists are committed to giving you personalized care and offers a wide variety of skin rejuvenation treatments.