You’ve tried everything from a complicated night-time skin care routine to strong chemical peels, but nothing seems to permanently solve your skin care concerns. What could be your next step?
Turn to a celebrity-approved treatment that boosts collagen, evens out the skin tone, and improves the appearance and texture of scars: microneedling.
Microneedling is a treatment that first made waves in the beauty industry in 1995. But recently, the treatment has started regaining traction, thanks to celebrities, content creators, and influencers who willingly document their amazing (but bloody) skin transformations, courtesy of microneedling.
Microneedling involves creating fine, microscopic punctures into the skin for the purpose of rejuvenation. It creates little areas of trauma to maximize the skin’s internal healing mechanism. This may come off a bit surprising for many, but as microneedling taps into the body’s natural healing process to produce new collagen and elastin, those who have tried it swear by its ability to make the skin smoother, plumper, and younger-looking.
Microneedling may be combined with other types of treatment. At Total Cosmetix & Body Contouring, for example, we offer a combination of microneedling and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy to achieve optimum results.
PRF injection is a non-surgical therapy that rejuvenates and heals the skin using your own blood. Platelets contain more eight different growth factors which, in turn, stimulate your own blood supply’s growth, as well as the production of collagen at the injected sites.
PRF is known to encourage soft tissue healing, and microneedling allows for better and deeper absorption of PRP. Combined, the two stimulate the healing process of the treated area. The result? Significantly firmer, radiant, and younger looking skin, in a relatively shorter time.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling alone can make your skin supple and pinkish and give you a luminous complexion. You will see microneedling’s glow-enhancing effect on the skin immediately after treatment. While the immediate results last for only a couple of weeks, there are other improvements over time.
Here are five of the most common benefits of microneedling:
- Improves the appearance of acne scars
Acne scars are hard enough to treat, let alone textured, atrophic scars.
Atrophic scars are different from usual scarring in that they are sunken into the skin. They come in many forms, including ice pick scars, boxcar scars, and rolling scars, and they form when the skin is unable to generate tissue during the healing process. Atrophic scars are usually harder to remedy – they’re unlikely to budge with the usual spot treatment cream.
A 2015 study that looks into the effects of microneedling on atrophic acne scars. It revealed that microneedling may yield a noticeable improvement in the appearance of post-acne scarring, three months into the treatment.
Microneedling makes an effective natural solution to atrophic scars, as it involves gliding tiny needles over the skin. This breaks down the bundles of collagen that causes uneven scars in the top layer of the dermis. This process also stimulates skin repair by boosting collagen production.
2. Enhances skin elasticity
Because microneedling boosts collagen production, it improves the skin’s elasticity. The skin loses collagen as we age, and less collagen leads to more fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.
According to a study, patients subjected to four microneedling sessions conducted one month apart have seen a 4000% increase in elastin and collagen. This means microneedling helps reduce signs of aging (or stop skin aging in its tracks) and promote a more youthful complexion.
3. Improves the appearance of stretch marks
Stretch marks may be the result of a lot of things, from childhood growth spurts and pregnancy, to genetics. They are characterized by lines that are often hardened and raised in texture. These lines may be a silver, light grey, pink, or purple in color.
Microneedling can help improve the appearance of stretch marks, regardless of what caused it. The treatment can smooth uneven textures, fill in fine lines, and reduce the discoloration associated with stretch marks.
4. Evens out the skin tone
Hyperpigmentation refers to the slight changes in your skin’s color. These changes may be a result of pimples, blackheads, white heads, or any other skin concern. It occurs because of the uneven production of melanin throughout the skin’s layer. And wherever melanin is produced in excess, dark spots also appear.
Microneedling helps even out the skin tone by creating minor cuts on the skin, which compels the body to start its own healing process. After the skin’s old layer dries out and peels off, it then produces new collagen to cover up the injuries. This new skin layer is free from any marks or spots.
5. Treats age spots
Age spots are also the result of excessive melanin production. Skin aging and sun exposure (or any other form of UV exposure) are the common culprits behind age spots.
Like any other form of hyperpigmentation, age spots are also very stubborn and they become more pronounced with time. This is because as people age, the skin stops producing new cells. As old cells accumulate over time, the skin takes on a dull appearance.
Microneedling, with its collagen-boosting abilities, can help improve or even completely treat age spots.
Reap the Benefits of Microneedling
Experience all the skin-transforming benefits of microneedling with help from Dr. Towhidian of Total Cosmetix & Body Contouring. As a clinic that keeps abreast of the latest aesthetic procedures, we combine microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy. This FDA-approved treatment produces results in as early as two weeks up to a month, which may last for about two years.
Say goodbye to fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. Be ready to embrace smooth, supple, and youthful skin.
Contact us today to find out if you’re a good candidate for a microneedling treatment. Call us at 949-857-4444 or fill out our form to set up a consultation appointment.