The idea of creating “micro-injuries” in your skin to improve your complexion may sound a bit suspect, but microneedling does exactly that—and the results can be quite impressive.
Although this minimally invasive option for skin rejuvenation is growing in popularity, microneedling (also known as “collagen induction therapy”) is still surrounded by misunderstanding. To help clear things up, we’ve compiled some enlightening facts.
1. It’s been around the block
Many decades ago, a doctor discovered that creating small injuries to the skin could promote collagen production and, thus, strengthen the skin and improve its texture. Though it’s been around since the 1950s, the techniques and tools used for micro-needling have greatly improved, making it an incredibly safe and effective option when administered by a professional.
2. It works well on a variety of skin types
Whether you have dark or light skin, are old or young, suffer from pigmentation issues, or have dry or oily skin, collagen induction therapy could be a great treatment for you. Its benefits are numerous and include lifting and tightening, lessening skin discoloration, reducing pore size, and more.
There’s just one caveat: those who suffer from regular acne outbreaks should avoid microneedling treatment, as it can spread bacteria and worsen the appearance of pimples.
3. It’s not just for your face
Microneedling can also help lessen the appearance of stretch marks and scars. When these tiny needles puncture the skin, your body is prompted to heal itself by producing and sending collagen to the area—which is the perfect recipe for improving skin irregularities.
4. Treatment is comfortable
When we say “micro” needles, we mean it: the needles in a microneedling device are thinner than a strand of hair! We also apply a numbing cream to ensure your comfort during treatment.
5. A professional will give you the best results
You might be tempted to just pick up one of the various microneedling devices advertised online, but it’s important to remember that microneedling does involve puncturing the skin. For both your safety and the quality of your results, say no to DIY microneedling and choose an experienced professional to administer treatment in a sterile environment.
In addition to keeping you safe, a professional can enhance the treatment for more dramatic results.
6. You have a great option for microneedling in Maryland
If you’re ready to improve your skin’s texture and tame your pores, microneedling could be for you—and Plastic Surgery Services has the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve beautiful, safe results. If you’d like to learn more about your options or schedule a treatment, contact us today. We would love to hear about your concerns and help you find skincare solutions.