When it comes to taking care of your skin, a quick fix can often seem too good to be true. Sometimes, though, a quick fix can be a simple solution to a host of skin ailments and concerns. Microneedling puts you just 15 minutes away from fewer fine lines, reduced acne scars and more with minimal pain and recovery time. In fact, Microneedling might just be the quick fix you need to keep your skin looking its best.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a speedy, in-office procedure that can correct a variety of skin concerns – from wrinkles to scars – without invasive or painful procedures.
Microneedling is a quick, comfortable and safe treatment for acne scarring, fine lines, pore size and wrinkles. With minimal downtime, Microneedling can be performed in as little as 15 minutes,” Mary Huggins, a Licensed Aesthetician with Southeastern Dermatology, said.
Microneedling can be used to treat a variety of common skin concerns, including:
- Acne scars
- Large pores
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Stretch marks
- Skin texture
- Dark spots and uneven skin tone
When performed by an aesthetician under a dermatologist’s supervision, Microneedling involves using tiny needles to create controlled minuscule channels in the skin. These holes, sometimes called micro channels, immediately trigger your skin’s natural healing ability. The process stimulates immediate production of elastin and collagen, and in doing so, softens lines and smooths out scars. The dermis becomes thicker, resulting in a more even appearance.
What’s even better? No tissue is destroyed with Microneedling. Depending on the depth of the treated area, common immediate effects are redness. The process generally isn’t painful or even uncomfortable.
“Typically a topical numbing paste is applied for extra comfort and patient can resume normal activity with a mild redness, not unlike a sunburn in appearance,” Huggins said.
How Can I Make the Most Out of Microneedling?
Another interesting thing about microneedling is that the treatment can be customized to best suit your individual needs. The created micro channels are an excellent way to allow other treatments to penetrate the skin and can help deliver maximum results in a single, quick treatment.
For example, depending on your skin care needs, moisturizing and anti-wrinkle treatments like hyaluronic serums can be delivered during Microneedling. Other active ingredients that can boost Microneedling’s effectiveness include:
- Lightening or bleaching serums to reduce age spots or other dark areas
- Vitamin C for a strong antioxidant boost
- Stem cells to encourage young skin cells to multiply
Remember, Huggins and Dr. Doppelt can help you create a customized skin care plan to help you make the most of a Microneedling procedure.
“Our patients at Southeastern Dermatology have been very pleased with the results of Microneedling,” Huggins said. “Microneedling is very effective in diminishing acne scarring, fine lines and stretch marks with little to no downtime.”