Most of the concerns that affect the way we feel about our appearance are related to the condition of our skin. This is especially true of the skin on our face because we cannot hide it. Understanding where these changes originate has led to some innovations in both skincare and aesthetic medicine. We no longer have to wait out the aging process until it is time for a facelift. Now, we have ways to mitigate the changes in our skin as they happen, sometimes even before they happen.
Microneedling is one of the techniques that is praised by patients and by doctors. Here, we want to discuss what microneedling is and what it can do for the skin.
What Microneedling Does
There are some reasons why microneedling is proving to be one of the most beneficial treatments available today. Some of the problems that can be treated with this in-office protocol include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Premature aging
- Sun spots and UV damage
- Stretch marks
How Microneedling Supports Gorgeous Skin
The microneedling technique has been around for many years. Historically, this skin treatment has been conducted using what is called a dermal roller. This instrument looks like a needle-clad drum with a handle. What is important to know about dermal rolling versus microneedling is that the techniques differ in both needle-depth and in the manner in which needles contact the skin. Microneedling does not involve rolling needles across the skin. The mechanized manner of treatment maximizes impact and minimizes the risk of tiny tears in the skin. The length of the tiny needles is also greater and is adjustable to support comfort and optimal collagen effects.
What happens during microneedling is that we run a small applicator tip over the skin. Because we can desensitize nerve endings with the topical cream, the sensation of the needles on the skin feels more like that sandpaper feeling of microdermabrasion. What happens after microneedling is the proliferation of collagen beneath the skin. It is the influx of healing collagen protein that thickens, brightens, and tightens the epidermis and the tissue just beneath the surface.
You don’t have to be already frustrated with the signs of aging to benefit from periodic microneedling. See how your skin can improve with this innovative treatment. Contact our Denver office at (303) 839-1616.