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6 Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that safely rejuvenates your skin to reveal younger and healthier cells. Your dermatologist uses a small device, usually pen-shaped, that punctures your skin with tiny needles to create micro-wounds. This method stimulates your body’s natural healing process and kickstarts your skin’s regeneration.

Although microneedling is a helpful option for most people, your provider will perform a physical examination of your skin and ask questions about your medical history to make sure this treatment is safe for you. Your provider applies a numbing cream to minimize your discomfort and the actual microneedling process takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Your dermatologist may recommend multiple appointments to reach your desired results.

#1 Stimulates Your Natural Collagen and Elastin Production

One of the key benefits of microneedling is its stimulation of your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. These two proteins play central roles in tightening your skin and smoothing your features. With age, you naturally produce less collagen, and this type of cosmetic treatment can remedy the issue. As your body creates sufficient collagen again, your appearance looks more rested and youthful.

#2 Prevents and Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles

If you are concerned with fine lines and wrinkles, microneedling can address them thanks to how it leverages your skin cell regeneration process.

Microneedling can help with various types of wrinkles such as:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Smile lines
  • Smoker’s lines

Of course, you also need to take care of your skin with healthy habits and appropriate skin care products to maintain smoother features. Your provider may also recommend additional treatments such as fillers if necessary.

You can also incorporate microneedling in your early thirties to support your skin and prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, so you have fewer to treat later on.

#3 Shrinks Your Pores

Large pores are not only unsightly, but they can lead to a range of dermatological issues such as blackheads, whiteheads, or acne. Microneedling is a powerful solution to clear out any debris or buildup from your enlarged pores and shrink their size. This way, you can enjoy clearer and healthier skin.

#4 Treats Acne and Rosacea

Microneedling can improve how your skin absorbs topical products and treatments. If you are struggling with acne or rosacea, this aesthetic method can not only clear your skin up but also make your treatment more effective to address those conditions.

Whether you need to get rid of acne or blackheads or improve your natural production of collagen because rosacea breaks you down too quickly, microneedling can remedy those problems, including reducing inflammation and irritation.

#5 Minimizes the Appearance of Scars

If you are looking for a safe and convenient solution to reduce the appearance of old and recent scars, microneedling can help. By stimulating your body’s natural healing process, microneedling removes the upper layer of skin to reveal healthier cells beneath.

Microneedling can minimize various types of scars, including:

  • Acne scars
  • Burn scars
  • Surgery scars

However, microneedling is not effective against raised scars or keloids. If you are unsure whether this treatment can help with specific scars, ask your dermatologist for their opinion and possible treatments.

Although most people associate microneedling with facial rejuvenation, your dermatologist can also use this method for other body areas. In addition to scar reductions, microneedling can also minimize the appearance of stretch marks.

#6 Addresses Sun Damage and Other Types of Discoloration

Another way in which microneedling can improve your skin’s texture is by treating sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and other types of skin discoloration.

Discoloration can happen due to many causes such as:

  • Aging
  • Sun exposure
  • Inflammation
  • Wounds

Thanks to how microneedling increases your body’s production of collagen and elastin, your skin looks more even after completing its natural healing process. However, if you are experiencing a sunburn, you may need to wait before receiving microneedling to avoid irritation or aggravating the condition of your skin.

Bonus Benefit: Fewer Side Effects than Other Aesthetic Treatments

After a microneedling session you may experience the following short-term side effects:

  • Dryness
  • Peeling
  • Sensitivity
  • Redness
  • Swelling

While those side effects are similar to those of other cosmetic treatments like chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing, they typically go away much more quickly. Although your skin’s healing process takes a while to reveal more youthful skin, you can expect to enjoy a clearer complexion after only one to three days following your appointment.

Call Advanced Dermatology Center today at (818) 284-4003 or fill out our online form to schedule a microneedling consultation for radiant skin in Burbank!