How Does Micro-Needling Work?

If you are looking for a treatment that can remove fine lines, acne scars, or wrinkles, micro-needing is one of the most popular treatment options being used to address these issues today. Micro-needling is a non-invasive procedure that stimulates the skin to promote natural healing of scars and fine lines for a beautiful glow and youthful look. This article will take a look at what micro-needling does so that you know if it’s the right choice for your skin. Using the skin’s healing capabilities The skin regenerates all the time, producing new cells as old ones are shed away on the outermost layers of skin. As the aging process takes place or the skin sustains damage, the skin’s natural healing capabilities may be diminished. Micro-needling promotes healing in the skin by triggering the wound healing process with tiny pointed needles attached to a handheld roller. To ensure comfort as these needles are rolled over the skin, a topical anesthetic is applied before treatment. The needles are just big enough to stimulate collagen production and cell regeneration below the surface of the skin. Exfoliating the skin’s surface Because the small needles of the micro-needling procedure do break the surface of the skin, there is built-in exfoliation that can maximize the effectiveness of your cleanser and moisturizer. These products will have maximum absorption into the skin, which will produce more dramatic results. Improving overall skin texture and tone Since micro-needling is a whole-face procedure that does not target specific areas, it will produce an overall improvement in the skin’s appearance. About 5 micro-needling treatments are recommended for optimal results. To schedule a consultation for your cosmetic dermatologic care, call Specialists in Skincare at (520) 382-3330. You can also browse our website for a closer look at our services in central Tucson.