The aging process is not kind when it comes to the skin. By the time most of us have reached our late thirties or early forties, manifestations of skin aging like lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and dry skin have begun to make their presence known. These unwelcome changes prompt many people to seek ways of turning back the clock. Fortunately, there are treatment options available today that can noticeably enhance the appearance of your face without the need for surgery. One such method is micro needling.
What is Micro Needling?
Micro needling may be right for you if you are looking for a safe and effective alternative to surgical procedures like a facelift. Although micro needling results are not quite as dramatic as a facelift, they are significant and less risky. The procedure can be performed in the comfort of our office, and you can resume your daily activities right away, in most cases.
The procedure involves passing a small device covered with numerous tiny needles over the surface of your skin. The process causes micro-punctures in your skin that are practically invisible to the naked eye. Your body responds to this by beginning a healing cascade that leads to skin renewal.
A Look at the Results
When your body detects these tiny micro-injuries, it begins to deposit fresh collagen and elastin into the injured sites and surrounding skin tissue. Old skin cells are turned over and replaced by more youthful ones. This helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, scars due to acne or injury and rough skin.
You may notice some immediate improvements, but the process takes time. In the following weeks and months after your micro needling treatment, your skin will slowly remodel itself.
Many patients find that multiple micro needling treatments offer cumulative results. You should see continued improvements in lines, wrinkles and scars with multiple sessions. It is important to wait a set amount of time between micro needling treatments so that your skin has adequate time to heal.
Micro needling is actually not considered to be uncomfortable by most patients. A topical numbing agent can be applied beforehand to ensure patient comfort. Most patients are able to resume their daily activities immediately after their treatment.