Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation technique used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons to treat skin imperfections such as wrinkles, scarring, fine lines, stretch marks, and skin pigmentation issues. It involves using small needles to puncture the skin and stimulate the deeper skin layers to rebuild.
But how exactly does microneedling work, and how effective is it when it comes to treating wrinkles?
How Microneedling Works
As mentioned above, microneedling involves causing physical trauma to the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and other healing factors.
In addition to promoting healing, collagen helps with keeping the skin looking firm, elastic, smooth, and youthful.
Wrinkles and fine lines develop because the amount of collagen tends to decrease with age. To promote collagen production and improve the appearance of wrinkles, plastic surgeons use small sterile needles to puncture that skin and prompt the body to produce more collagen and deploy it to the treatment area.
The collagen then tightens the skin and improves the appearance of wrinkles and other imperfections.
Benefits of Microneedling
The main benefit of microneedling is that it is a minimally invasive procedure that is effective and safe in treating wrinkles, scars, and other skin imperfections. The added use of platelet rich plasma and stem cells to the microneedling can improve your results even more.
Some signs of improvement will become evident after a week, while more dramatic results will be realized after several weeks or even months. Since the procedure involves the stimulation of a natural healing agent, it is not associated with any serious side effects.
Risks of Microneedling
Like with any other cosmetic procedure, microneedling is not without some risks. For instance, although there is no bleeding during microneedling, the treatment can cause your skin to bruise. And although the procedure is not known to inflict pain, it is not unusual for patients to experience minor discomfort and skin redness after the procedure.
Furthermore, microneedling is not a quick fix for skin imperfections, and you might even need to get a repeat treatment to get more dramatic results.
Last but not least, microneedling can cause the skin to peel as it heals.
Interested in Learning More?
Microneedling is an effective, non-surgical cosmetic procedure that treats skin imperfections such as wrinkles, fine lines, and scars. The treatment has the effect of stimulating the production of collagen, which gives a patient more youthful skin.
If you are looking for a reliable microneedling specialist to help you achieve a more youthful appearance, reach out to The Stem Cell Doctors of Beverly Hills. We have been doing microneedling for many years, and you can count on our expertise.