Microneedling is an alternative to traditional skin treatments like chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and other invasive procedures. It uses tiny needles to stimulate collagen production in the skin, which can help improve the texture of your skin and make it look younger. This procedure is ideal for those with acne scars, wrinkles, or stretch marks and can be performed on the face, neck, and upper arms. Kenneth Thompson MD, can also perform this procedure on the lower half of the body to treat cellulite.
Microneedling is popular because it allows for greater patient control than other laser treatments. It is also less invasive than traditional procedures like IPL (intense pulsed light) and PRP (platelet-rich plasma). Other benefits of this treatment include:
Better anti-aging results
Microneedling may help improve your skin’s ability to produce collagen. This protein helps keep your skin firm and youthful by making it more elastic and firm. That can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your face or neck area, especially if they are more profound than 1 millimeter (or about 0.04 inches).
Better skin tone
Microneedling may also improve the color of your skin by stimulating blood flow to the area you are treating. That may help improve your complexion and eliminate any signs of redness or uneven pigmentary conditions like melasma (the brown pigmentation that develops on sun-exposed face areas).
It is not uncommon for people with age-related changes in their skin — such as loss of volume or thinning — to experience sagging or loose facial muscles due to gravity pulling down on their face due to the lower jawbone as people age. Microneedling can help improve these conditions by stimulating collagen production and blood circulation in the facial area, resulting in tighter skin.
Microneedling works by increasing blood flow to treat damaged skin tissue with gentle pulses that cause micro-injuries to the top layer of skin cells called the epidermis. That promotes wound healing and increases the absorption of critical nutrients and proteins into your skin, including collagen and elastin.
Microneedling stimulates collagen production, which is essential for healthy-looking skin. Collagen can help repair fine lines and wrinkles, improve elasticity and firmness, and reduce cellulite’s appearance.
Microneedling treatment can help improve hyperpigmentation (dark spots) by breaking down melanin deposits, so they are no longer visible. Microneedling also stimulates new growth plate cells, which have been shown to reduce hyperpigmentation in some patients.
Microneedling treatments enhance the effects of your other cosmetic procedures by improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and other signs of aging. We use a low-level laser to create microscopic channels in your skin that are more receptive to new collagen production. That allows for faster healing, improves the overall appearance of your skin, and helps you achieve a more youthful look. Talk with your doctor if you have questions about whether microneedling is right for you. Contact A Beautiful You Medical Spa and schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to learn more about how you can benefit from microneedling treatments.