Has aging been taking a toll on your skin? If so, perhaps you are ready to do something about it. Look no further than micro-needling. Although signs of aging like lines and wrinkles are inevitable, there is no reason to accept their premature appearance. Factors like sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle choices can cause your skin to age at a premature rate, leaving you looking older than you actually feel.
One of the hottest trends in cosmetic dermatology is the use of non-surgical treatment methods. Although many people think of cosmetic surgery as the only way to get truly dramatic results, many minimally-invasive procedures can rival surgical ones in terms of results. They can also boast superiority when it comes to fewer complications and less downtime.
Micro-needling is one such treatment option. It involves triggering your body into a self-repair process that helps minimize common signs of aging like lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and scars. Here are three ways that micro-needling can refresh your appearance by rejuvenating the skin:
- Reduction of Wrinkles, Scars, and Blemishes
Micro-needling has been proven to be effective in the reduction of many age-related skin problems. The treatment process results in hundreds of micro-channels in the surface of the skin. This prompts your body into removing unwanted, damaged skin tissue and replacing it with fresher skin that displays fewer signs of aging.
If you have more stubborn skin problems, multiple treatments can be scheduled to tackle them over time. Each treatment session will build upon the results of the previous ones, offering cumulative results in the reduction of wrinkles, scars, and blemishes.
- Pairs Well with Topicals
Micro-needling is even more powerful when used in conjunction with the application of topical skin care serums, gels, ointments, and lotions. The very outermost layer of skin is covered by a layer called the stratum corneum, which is composed of oils, dead skin cells, and cellular debris. These materials act as a barrier, preventing larger molecule sizes from penetrating beneath where they can be the most effective. Micro-needling allows them to bypass this barrier, greatly enhancing their effectiveness.
- Natural-Looking Results
One of the main advantages of getting a micro-needling treatment is its ability to significantly refresh your appearance without the need for surgery. The procedure affects the skin only enough to trigger a healing cascade that produces new collagen and elastin fibers. S
Micro-needling is also a treatment that works with your own body. You are not altering your appearance to an unnatural degree with this treatment. You are simply turning back the clock so that you look like a younger version of yourself.
Make an appointment at Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery to get started. Contact us today to book your consultation at one of our offices in Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Tustin, Huntington Beach, or Mission Viejo.