It is common for men and women in Scottsdale to become dissatisfied with their skin due to problems like lines, wrinkles, and poor texture. These types of skin complaints can leave you looking older than you actually feel. Fortunately, there have been a number of recent advancements in the field of cosmetic medicine that offer you more choices than ever before if you would like to rejuvenate your skin and look more like the age you feel internally. One of these treatments is microneedling.
What is Microneedling?
It has been known for centuries that controlled skin injury can “trick” the body into remodeling the skin, leading to skin that is softer and more free of lines, wrinkles, and other blemishes. Microneedling uses a controlled mechanical injury to the upper layer of skin to trigger this kind of skin enhancement.
During this treatment, we pass a needle-coated device over the surface of your skin, applying a light pressure. This creates many tiny micro-channels in the skin that, while virtually invisible, force your body into depositing fresh collagen and elastin fibers into the micro-openings.
As new skin is created to replace the old, damaged skin, your face begins to take on a more youthful, radiant appearance. Patients are pleased to discover that fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation begin to fade. Over the course of the following weeks, your skin will continue to show signs of improvement.
Can I Have Multiple Microneedling Treatments?
Yes! Since the treatment is a mild one, multiple treatments are sometimes needed to correct skin problems. Your results are cumulative with additional treatments. However, you will need to wait for a set amount of time between microneedling treatments.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
Patients who do not have serious skin diseases or are prone to skin infections tend to make good candidates for microneedling treatments at our office in Scottsdale. Good candidates also have issues that microneedling can treat. These include lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, and oversized pores.