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Benefits of Micro-Needling

SkinDC Dermatology Center has a great team of dermatologists ready to handle any skin condition you may have. One of the services offered at the clinic is micro-needling.

Micro-needling is used to treat several skin conditions. You need to ensure that the doctor performing the procedure is qualified as it is a very delicate procedure.

Micro-needling involves the use of many minuscule and sterile needles to prick the skin. The trauma will cause the production of collagen which will strengthen the epidermis. That is why micro-needling is also known as collagen induction therapy.

There are several benefits to undergoing micro needling including:

Reducing Wrinkles

Thinning, sagging of skin, and facial wrinkles are caused by the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. Micro-needling helps with the production of the two chemicals above since the skin produces more of them when injured.

The natural elastin and collagen produced after micro-needling help reduce the fine lines and wrinkles on your skin giving you healthier-looking skin. The procedure is meant to trick your skin to elicit the response to make the skin stronger and healthier.

Cheap Procedure

There are plenty of procedures used to make the skin healthier and appear younger. Some of these procedures include Botox and laser treatments.

The micro-needling procedure costs a lot less than the other skin altering procedures. Other than the pins used, there is no other equipment used in micro-needling, which makes it a very affordable alternative for those who cannot afford Botox or laser treatment.

Improves Scars and Stretch Marks

Facial scars are one of the most common reasons for patients to visit dermatology centers. Eradicating them or even just making their appearance less pronounced is a difficult task.

Facial scars can originate from surgery, acne, and accidents. Depending on the extent of the scar, micro-needling will try to naturally reduce the scar(s).

Stretch marks are also extremely difficult to reduce or eradicate cosmetically. Micro-needling has shown to reduce stretch marks, especially when used in conjunction with other treatments.

The collagen produced in the skin during micro-needling makes your skin appear healthier and makes scars and stretch marks less pronounced.

Reduce Signs of Aging

Aging is something everyone goes through. However, people’s skins react differently to aging depending on a myriad of factors including lifestyle and genetics.

Reducing the signs of aging is one of the main reasons why people visit the dermatologist. Wrinkles and fine lines on the face grow and become more evident the older you get.

Micro-needling is a procedure that can be used to make signs of aging appear less evident. When done consistently, your skin can be made to be healthier and look much younger than it is.

Minimally Invasive

The only invasion to your skin in micro-needling happens when the needle penetrates your skin. Other than that, your skin is left to work naturally which is a great advantage of the treatment.

Other procedures such as Botox involve injecting substances into your skin which can have devastating side effects. Once the skin heals from the tiny injections, there will be no sign of micro-needling.