Microneedling has been gaining popularity in recent years. This minimally invasive treatment has been touted as a game-changer in the realm of skin rejuvenation. But how does it work, and what makes it so effective?
Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy. It’s a cosmetic surgery that includes making small, controlled wounds on the skin’s surface with tiny needles. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process, which, in turn, triggers the production of collagen and elastin—the two essential proteins responsible for maintaining youthful and supple skin.
Reasons to use Microneedling
- Skin rejuvenation
- Wrinkle and fine-line reduction
- Scar revision
- Pore size reduction
- Hyperpigmentation and melasma
- Hair loss treatment
Microneedling is versatile and can be performed on various body areas, not just the face. It’s commonly used on the neck, chest, hands, and other body parts to address specific concerns.
Compared to more invasive procedures like surgery, microneedling is minimally invasive and requires little to no downtime. This makes it an attractive option for those seeking skin improvements without the risks and recovery associated with surgery.
A numbing lotion is provided to the treatment region before the surgery to reduce pain. This makes the microneedling procedure almost painless.
A specialized device equipped with fine needles is used to make controlled punctures or micro-injuries in the skin. These micro-injuries are so tiny that they are almost invisible to the naked eye.
As the skin heals from these micro-injuries, the body’s natural response is to produce collagen and elastin. Collagen is responsible for providing skin with its firmness, while elastin imparts elasticity and flexibility.
The creation of collagen and elastin causes the skin to become smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking over time. Stretch marks, acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles can all be diminished using this method.
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Microneedling is more than just a beauty trend; it’s a scientifically backed method for transforming your skin from the inside out. By harnessing the body’s natural healing processes, microneedling can improve skin texture, reduce the signs of aging, and boost overall skin health. Contact the office of Dr. Bertolino, located in Williamsville, NY. Call 716-633-6100 to schedule an appointment.