Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that is becoming increasingly popular due to its ability to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, blemishes and scars. The name sometimes scares people away, but microneedling is actually a very safe and comfortable method of turning back the clock on aging or damaged skin.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling treats aging skin, wrinkles, acne and surgical scars, sagging skin, melasma, rosacea, and stretch marks. The treatment begins by applying a topical numbing solution to the skin to enhance your comfort. Then we move the microneedling device over the surface of your skin. After several passes, the treatment is complete.
What we have done by this point is form many very tiny punctures in your skin by passing a device covered in tiny, sterile needles over the treatment area. Your body responds to this by beginning a healing cascade that results in the replacement of old skin with new, more radiant skin.
What Types of Conditions Does Microneedling Treat?
The treatment has been found to be safe and effective for the correction of lines, wrinkles, scars, blemishes, and stretch marks. As your skin heals over the course of the following weeks, you should notice a gradual improvement in these areas.
When your skin has healed completely, you may choose to have additional treatments to further improve your skin. The results of these treatment sessions are cumulative as long as you wait the required time period between treatments.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Your skin may resemble the appearance of a mild sunburn for up to two days in some cases. Most patients have some minor redness or swelling that fades within several hours of their treatment. However, this is normal and simply indicates that your skin has begun to heal. Patients typically are able to resume their normal activities immediately after their microneedling treatment.
What Are the Advantages of Microneedling Over Other Skin Rejuvenation Techniques?
Since this is a non-surgical treatment, rapid recovery is one of the biggest benefits that come with the procedure. No incisions are required, and the tiny punctures are virtually invisible and heal rapidly at the surface level. Another advantage to a microneedling treatment is that your results will appear quite soft and natural, unlike other more invasive measures.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of microneedling, we can help you find out if it is the right treatment for you at Huntington Women’s Health, located in Huntington. Contact us today to book your consultation.