Microneedling is a non-surgical skin treatment that uses a rolling device covered with tiny needles. This device is rolled along your skin and creates tiny holes and a controlled injury beneath the surface of your skin. In response to this injury, your body will produce more collagen, causing your skin to plump and thicken.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
Microneedling can help your skin by stimulating the production of collagen and new skin tissue. Collagen is a protein that’s produced by your body, and it helps keep your skin looking youthful, firm, and smooth. You’ll produce less of it as you age, and you also lose collagen because of scarring, stretch marks, or other injuries.
Microneedling also enables topical skin preparations, such as vitamin C, to be better absorbed into your skin and helps your skin look smoother and firmer.
The treatment can also improve the appearance of the following:
- Scars, including those from acne, trauma, and burns
- Fine lines
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Large pores
- Skin pigmentation issues
- Stretch marks
- Hair loss
Who is a good candidate for microneedling?
Many people are good candidates for microneedling since it treats a variety of skin issues and is considered safe for most people who are in good overall health.
Your doctor will talk to you about your needs, goals and health history before recommending microneedling or another treatment. You should avoid this treatment if any of the following apply to you:
- Use of certain acne medications
- Active skin infection
- Active acne
- Keloid scarring (a type of raised scar)
How many treatments will be needed?
At least four procedures may be needed to achieve the best results, and they’ll probably need to be spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart. Since microneedling involves the growth of new skin, the results may take several months for you to see the full effect. However, you’ll probably be able to see some improvement in your skin after about a week.
After you achieve your desired results, your doctor will recommend periodic maintenance treatments to help maintain your skin’s improved appearance. This is necessary because your skin will change over time.
To learn more about the benefits of microneedling and to find out whether it could help improve your skin’s appearance, make an appointment today for a consultation with Miami Plastic Surgery. We have convenient locations at Kendall|Baptist in Miami, in South Miami, and in Coral Gables and take pride in using our long-term experience and medical knowledge to improve your skin using the latest innovations.