by Dr. Carla Garcia, D.O.M.
Help aging skin: Hundreds of tiny pinpricks into your skin may not sound very appealing; but this minimally invasive treatment called micro-needling can be very effective. The micro injuries created by this innovative procedure stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. This results in increased production of elastin and collagen, that can reduce the signs of aging.
Reduce fine lines and deep wrinkles: Micro-needling triggers the generation of new skin cells and increases the production of collagen and elastin, which is the key to younger looking skin.
So, just a few sessions will noticeably reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles. Because micro-needling uses the body’s own natural healing mechanisms, the results are very natural looking. Minimal downtime is another big plus.
Repair visible scars: How effective is micro-needling when compared to fractionated laser resurfacing treatments? According to the March 2017 issue of the journal of Dermatologic Surgery, “Studies demonstrate micro-needling efficacy and safety for the treatment of scars, acne, melasma, photodamage and skin rejuvenation”. Both treatments were found to be comparable, but research has shown that micro-needling is better tolerated by most people and has fewer side effects or downtime when compared to laser treatments.
Reverse sun damage and pigmentation: Micro-needling can also reverse sun damage and discoloration, including the hyperpigmentation that comes with the chronic skin condition, melasma. It has shown itself to be a promising treatment for this blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation.
Skin-tightening: Micro-needling can also tighten loose skin in older men and women. (Remember: The older you are, the less collagen you produce naturally…and micro-needling increases collagen.)
Shrinks pores: Micro-needling stimulates collagen in and around your pores, causing them to plump and appear smaller. According to the August 2017 issue of the Journal of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, “Micro-needling has been explored for the treatment of a wide variety of dermatologic conditions. These studies report clear benefits. AND last but not least, it can be done all over the body, not just the face. In can be done on any area of skin that needs to be repaired, including areas that display stretch marks or acne scars, like the legs, chest, back and hands.
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