If you are considering a micro-needling treatment to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or to reverse some of the more drastic effects of aging, there are some important things you should know. First, micro-needling is a safe and effective treatment that can help both men and women look younger and feel better about their appearance. But, just what is micro-needling and what are some of the benefits? Let’s take a look:
What Is Micro-Needling?
Micro-Needling is ‘a minimally invasive skin treatment in which a dermatologist or aesthetician intentionally creates tiny punctures in the top layer of skin using micro-fine needles.’ These needles typically measure between 0.5 and 2 millimeters in diameter, are made of stainless steel and are extremely sharp. You might have heard micro-needling described as collagen induction therapy typically for its unique ability to boost the production of collagen in the skin. The process is called neocollagenesis and it actually produces new collagen in the skin which can make the patient look much younger in appearance with just one treatment.
What Are The Benefits Of Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling offers a wide range of benefits, all which can affect the appearance of the area treated. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of micro-needling treatments:
Boosts Collagen– as we already mentioned, micro-needling boosts the collagen levels in the skin. This can mean less skin sagging, and less fine lines and wrinkles.
Increases Overall Youthful Appearance– micro-needling can make you look more youthful and radiant after just one treatment. Within 6 months of micro-needling treatments, many patients say that they are mistaken for someone much younger than they actually are.
Improves Scars– micro-needling can reduce the appearance of atrophic facial scars, thus improving them greatly. Scars from acne or chicken pox can be almost eliminated.
Improve Hair Growth– micro-needling can improve hair growth in some patients because of its ability to stimulate the hair follicles. The stimulated hair follicles can lead to new hair growth.
Makes Topical Products More Effective– because micro-needling decreases the amount of water our skin loses, it can increase the skin’s ability to absorb topical products. This can make these products much more effective. Micro-needling also decreases pore size which can contribute to decreased skin cell water loss as well.
To learn more about micro-needling, contact the skin rejuvenation experts at Glow West today!