Microneedling is one of the top treatments we perform at Enhance® Medical Center, and it is often one of the first non-invasive procedures we recommend when a new patient is interested in skin rejuvenation. This amazing treatment successfully tackles signs of aging and improves the elasticity and texture of the skin. For new patients like you who could benefit from microneedling, we offer this quick rundown of what you need to know.
It Stimulates Collagen Production to Improve the Texture of the Skin
The objective of microneedling is to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for keeping skin smooth and supple. The skin’s natural response to microneedling’s tiny wounds is to generate more of these proteins, even if the body’s production of them has otherwise declined with age.
It Treats a Variety of Skin Issues
Microneedling can help to address several common skin issues simultaneously, like:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Age spots
- Scars (including acne scars)
- Lax skin
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
- Uneven skin tone
It Doesn’t Hurt or Cause Harm
When you hear “needles,” your first assumption may be that the treatment is painful and potentially damaging. On the contrary, most patients agree the miniature needles used in microneedling cause only mild (tolerable) discomfort, helped in part by the topical numbing agent that is applied before the poking beings.
As for damage, the tiny wounds made by these needles are just sufficient to stimulate collagen production without causing any lasting harm to the skin. It is perfectly safe to undergo microneedling treatment.
It Works Well on All Skin Types
Unfortunately, some laser and skin treatments are not designed for people with darker skin tones. Microneedling works well on light and dark skin pigmentation, however. That makes it one of the best treatments around for rejuvenating the skin of people of color.
It May Take a Few Sessions to Get Your Desired Results
While some patients are satisfied with a single microneedling treatment, most patients schedule a few (spaced several weeks apart so that the skin has time to recover) to reap the benefits more fully. Ultimately, the choice is up to you.
Become a Microneedling Patient
If you like what you’ve learned so far, you may be a great candidate for the rejuvenating powers of microneedling. At Enhance® Medical Center, our team of experts has the best reputation in southern California for plastic surgery and non-invasive procedures alike. We will work with you to get smoother, younger-looking skin you are excited to show off. To try microneedling, please schedule a consultation online or call our Beverly Hills office at (310) 271-5954.