Usually, skin problems start because of active acne, which is among the most common skin issues in the world and can start as soon as a person hits puberty. Clogged pores, poor hygiene, and hormonal changes are all common factors that lead to acne breakouts. Although the battle with acne is tiring, even if a person successfully wins the fight, acne leaves its reminders in the form of stubborn acne scars that wear down the skin. Several skin treatments, including micro-needling, claim to eliminate stubborn scars and permanent marks from the skin to make it clear, firm, and smooth.
Also known as collagen induction therapy, this skin procedure focuses on increasing collagen and elastin production in the skin. Skin imperfections, such as acne, scars, aging signs, pigmentation, etc., can change how our skin looks. We always want to have youthful, fresh, rejuvenated, and attractive skin. However, the external factors present in our surroundings and the wheel of time constantly take their toll on our skins. Usually, we are left with uneven, textured, hyperpigmented, and scarred skin that can change our lives from a social interaction standpoint.
Micro-needling: Address Skin Defects and Promote Healthy Skin?
The micro-needling procedure is pretty much how it sounds. It uses micro-needles to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin using controlled injuries at a pre-determined rate. This skin treatment is called collagen induction therapy because it focuses on increasing the rate of collagen production naturally. Collagen and elastin are base components that give our skin its structure, shape, and texture. But aging ultimately causes this production to decline, causing visible changes in the skin appearance and texture. Aging signs, such as wrinkles and fine lines, are also a result of collagen deficiency.
As we age, the healthier rate of cell turnover slows down, and collagen absence makes it hard for the skin cells to sustain their firmness and smoothness. Skin folds and creases start appearing and deepen as we live the rest of our lives. But with skin treatments like micro-needling, we can kickstart our skin’s healing response and increase collagen levels to improve skin appearance. This controlled skin injury induces rapidly-healing micropunctures with subsequent stimulation of collagen and elastin fiber production, resulting in skin remodeling.
Microneedling was initially developed as a tool for skin rejuvenation. However, it is now being used for several indications, which include: various forms of scars, alopecias, drug delivery, hyperhidrosis, stretch marks, and more. It is occasionally combined with the delivery of radiofrequency energy, which is thought to enhance dermal remodeling for skin tightening and revival.
Effective Option to Address Acne Scars and Other Skin Imperfections
Microneedling is a commonly-used procedure in dermatology. It is a safe and relatively inexpensive alternative to other forms of skin rejuvenation that is well-tolerated with minimal downtime. Unlike invasive skin treatments, micro-needling allows the patient to achieve instant and effective results with minimal pain. It does not hurt too much but is tolerable and provides visible results. However, this treatment is not a single-go procedure but requires multiple sessions for maximum effects.
So how does micro-needling target collagen production? The micro-needles create micro-wounds that stimulate our body’s natural healing process and speed up the healing to eliminate injuries. However, in an attempt to soothe the skin and thoroughly heal it, collagen is needed, and cells start their rapid synthesis that later eliminates any skin imperfections such as scars, etc. This dermal remodeling is done to promote healthier-looking and firm skin.
This procedure is FDA-approved and is safely administered by our professional doctors and estheticians at Cutera Aesthetics. We pay utmost attention to our client’s needs and preferences. The procedure is customizable, and needle depths are usually pre-determined according to the desired results. Feel free to contact us today for a free consultation.
Extensive Benefits of Micro-Needling for the Skin
Today, microneedling has gained popularity for its growing list of benefits. It is said to rejuvenate and plump the skin with minimal discomfort and downtime and can be adjusted to fit each person’s needs. The procedure promotes healthy skin, so you do not necessarily have to wait for skin imperfections to get this treatment. You can get it in your mid-twenties to boost your skin’s cellular functionality. Premature aging has become another common issue nowadays because of constant exposure to the sun and lack of proper skincare. Some benefits of microneedling can include:
- reducing the appearance of scars, including acne scars
- reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- reducing enlarged pores
- reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, or dark spots
- smoothing uneven skin tone
- improving skin elasticity
- reducing the appearance of stretch marks
- reducing the appearance of scars
- promoting hair growth in people with alopecia
- Microneedling is considerably less expensive than laser therapy and may work better for some people.