Professonal Microneedling: What Are the Benefits?
Are you looking for a way to improve your skin’s texture and boost natural collagen production? Professional microneedling could be just what you need. This fast, non-invasive treatment is becoming increasingly popular for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and acne scars. Read on to discover some key facts about this revolutionary skincare option and its benefits.
How Does Professional Microneedling Work?
Professional microneedling is a procedure that utilizes tiny needles to create minor, controlled wounds on the skin. This stimulates collagen production and ultimately leads to softened wrinkles, minimized scars, and increased skin texture. During a professional microneedling session, Dr. Richardson applies a topical anesthetic. He then applies a motorized microneedling pen with fine needles over the desired treatment area. This process creates tiny channels and immediately stimulates a healing response in the skin. The skin then rapidly creates new collagen fibers, leading to an increase in volume and skin quality. Over the course of a few weeks, you’ll see noticeable results, achieving brighter and smoother-looking skin.
How Far Does the Microneedling Pen Penetrate?
The depth at which these needles penetrate the skin varies depending on factors like the desired results and skin type. However, it typically ranges from 0.5 to 2.5mm, allowing Dr. Richardson to control how far they enter the skin. Light penetration opens the skin just enough so powerful serums and treatments can work their magic. It is perfect if reversing signs of sun damage or light scarring is your goal. However, it’s best to go deeper with this remarkable dermatological tool to tackle more stubborn issues like acne scars or stretch marks.
What Are the Benefits of Professional Microneedling?
Professional microneedling has become increasingly popular as a way to reduce the visible signs of aging and improve your skin’s overall complexion. However, these are not its only benefits. Other benefits of this revolutionary skincare option include the following:
Smoother Skin Texture
Professional microneedling creates microscopic channels in the skin, which can help improve skincare products’ absorption. Additionally, stimulating collagen and elastin production can help to improve skin elasticity, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance. This can reduce texture and dryness associated with aging skin.
Reduced Pore Size
Enlarged pores are often caused by a build-up of sebum, an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands. When sebum becomes trapped in pores, it can cause them to become more visible. Microneedling can help to reduce visible pores by increasing the overall health of your skin through collagen production.
Poor circulation can lead to various problems, including a dull complexion, dryness, and uneven skin tone. By improving circulation in the skin, microneedling can help to give the skin a healthy glow and better support its oxygen and nutrient delivery through the blood.
Microneedling breaks down scar tissue and promotes the growth of new collagen fibers. This can help to fill in depressions caused by scars and smooth out their appearance. In fact, microneedling is one of the most effective treatment options available for certain types of acne scars.
Reduced Stretch Marks
Stretch marks occur when the skin is stretched beyond its capacity, causing tears in the dermis (the middle layer). These tears heal by forming scar tissue, which appears as raised lines on the skin’s surface. Microneedling can help to break down this scar tissue and smooth out stretch marks when they’re still new.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you’re interested in learning more about your skin rejuvenation options with microneedling, contact our Gulfport office by calling or filling out our online form. Dr. Richardson can help you explore your options using the latest surgical and non-surgical cosmetic technologies.