Chances are you’ve heard of microneedling, the skin revitalizing treatment that can give you dewy, glowing skin. But perhaps you are not sure how microneedling works, and what exactly it can do for your skin. Let’s find out.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling or collagen induction therapy is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure in which ultra-thin needles are used to create invisible micro-injuries in the skin. During the procedure a local numbing cream is applied to the treatment area, and after a few minutes the microneedling device is rolled across the skin in a specific pattern.
How microneedling works
The microneedling pen creates tiny puncture wounds that stimulate the skin’s natural repair mechanism. As the skin heals, new skin cells are generated along with collagen and elastin, which help to improve the overall tone and texture of the skin.
What exactly does microneedling do for your skin?
Microneedling restores younger looking skin, because the new skin cells reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, the fresh, new collagen produced during the healing process makes the skin plumper and firmer.
Microneedling also reduces the appearance of scars. Scars are usually caused by the abnormal formation of collagen, as the skin heals after a wound or injury. Microneedling breaks down the scar tissue and plumps the skin, making scars less visible (learn more).
Microneedling can also be used to treat sun damage, reduce enlarged pores, and help skin care products penetrate better. Although microneedling is typically performed on the face, it can be done on any area of the body.
Would you like to learn more about the benefits of microneedling?
If you are in the San Antonio, TX, area, contact Dr. Kimberly Finder of The Face and Body Place for a consultation.
You can reach Dr. Finder at www.kimberlyfindermd.com, or by calling (210) 879-4809.