Are you unsatisfied with the appearance of your skin due to problems like dryness, poor texture, fine lines and wrinkles or acne scars? If so, a treatment called micro-needling may be right for you.
Micro-needling is a skin rejuvenation method that is minimally-invasive. This is important to many people because some skin treatments require surgery or other means that require incisions. This means that risks are increased, along with downtime. Micro-needling involves little to no downtime. You are normally able to resume your daily activities immediately or soon after your treatment.
The procedure is very simple and natural. We use a special device to create many tiny channels in the skin’s surface. These tiny openings coax your body into forming new, fresh skin to replace the old, “damaged” skin layers. The result is skin that is smoother and more radiant.
Although each tiny opening is virtually invisible, your body responds to this micro-channels by depositing fresh collagen to the area. In fact, micro-needling is sometimes called “collagen induction therapy” for this reason. Fresh collagen replaces old, worn-out collagen and leads to more youthful skin that glows.
The benefits of micro-needling include a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and scars due to acne or injury and an increase in facial skin thickness. These enhancements become noticeable in the days, weeks and months after treatment, with the results gradually getting better in time.
Micro-needling not only works on its own, but it is also very effective when used in conjunction with other therapies. If you are having topical agents applied to your skin, you may want to consider having a micro-needling treatment performed as well. The tiny channels created by the process allow topical skin care creams, gels, ointments and serums to better penetrate the skin, making them much more effective.
Side effects after a micro-needling treatment are rare. The reactions you commonly see after a session indicate that your skin is responding appropriately to treatment and is actively remodeling itself. For example, you may experience temporary effects like minor redness or discomfort, but these are normal and usually last no more than a few days.
Micro-needling is an incredible procedure that has the potential to completely rejuvenate your skin. With locations in Sunrise and Coral Springs, Dermatology Consultants of South Florida doesn’t just offer dermatologic treatments; we also want to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how micro-needling can benefit you!