Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a beauty and skin care procedure that involves the use of small and superfine needles to create hundreds of microscopic and virtually invisible punctures on the top layer of the skin. Although it may sound painful and unappealing, there are many benefits in undergoing microneedling. In reality, it is practically painless. The prep for this treatment is a numbing cream applied to the skin to make it as comfortable as possible. Also, the procedure is quick, only taking 20-30 min for the entire face. Moreover, it is technically a non-invasive procedure, so there isn’t muchthat you should worry about if you want to give it a try. The procedure is often done by an experienced dermatologist in a cosmetic dermatology clinic in Sterling Heights.
Creating tiny punctures on the skin stimulates the natural healing process of the body. With the skin healing, there is an increase in the production of collagen and elastin in the body. In a way, this is believed to help reverse the early effects of aging. These effects can also be enhanced with using the patient’s own blood plasma for the treatment (known as PRP or platelet-rich plasma) which contains natural growth factors and healing substances.
To better appreciate what microneedling can do for you, here are the known benefits of this procedure:
- It reduces fine lines and deep wrinkles
With increased production of collagen and elastin, the skin appears more youthful than before. Some doctors even claim that microneedling is a powerful and effective way to slow down aging and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The increased production of collagen and elastin promotes the generation of new skin cells. With just a few microneedling sessions, the effects can be seen because the fine lines and wrinkles become less visible. In certain cases, to address deep wrinkles, a needle not more than 1.5 mm is needed.
- It reduces visible scars
When used by patients who suffer from acne, microneedling is seen to have reduced visible scars. When done regularly, scars start to appear less apparent. When done for a long time, the scars may even be eliminated.
- It reverses damage caused by sun exposure
Collagen is not only helpful in reducing fine lines and scars, it can also aid in reversing the damage caused by too much sun exposure. When you get exposed to the sun, your skin can experience severe pigmentation and discoloration. Sometimes, your skin may appear brownish and blotchy, and it isn’t the kind of tan you’d like to have. With microneedling, collagen growth is stimulated, which can help make your skin clearer, more even and healthier in tone.