Micro-needling is a non-surgical anti-aging treatment for aging skin, but most people have never heard of it. The technique is growing in popularity because it does not involve risky, expensive surgery and requires little to no recovery time.
There are many factors that cause your skin to age. The process is inevitable, but that does not mean it cannot be slowed or even partially reversed in many cases.
One of the chief causes of aging skin is exposure to sunlight. Although your skin is exposed to sunlight all of your life, the damage is not apparent until many years later. By the time you are in your late thirties or early forties, you will probably have noticed some unwelcome changes to your skin. Fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots and a rough or dry skin texture begin making their presence known.
Many people find themselves turning to surgical procedures to treat their aging skin. Many such procedures offer dramatic results, but some people prefer to avoid surgery that they feel exposes them to too much risk and keeps them from appearing in public for lengthy periods.
Micro-needling is a relatively new procedure for enhancing and rejuvenating aging skin. It involves the use of a small, handheld device that is coated in many tiny micro-needles. These needles penetrate the skin to a shallow depth, creating many tiny openings. These micro-injuries trigger your body into a healing cascade that turns over old skin in favor of newer, fresher skin.
Many people have been helped with micro-needling skin treatments for their aging skin. The treatment helps to fade old acne scars, restore lost facial volume and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The results are significant and tend to improve with multiple treatments spaced several months apart to allow for adequate healing. As a matter of fact, most people benefit from a series of micro-needling treatments. You should notice some improvement after each treatment.
Is There Any Downtime Involved?
Most patients require no downtime following their micro-needling treatment. Some patients wait a day or two before resuming normal activities to allow time for their skin to look completely normal. This is because you may notice some minor skin changes, such as redness, immediately after your micro-needling session, but these changes are not considered to be side effects; rather, they are your body’s normal response to the micro-injuries.
Treating Your Aging Skin
At Dermatology Consultants of South Florida, we have a variety of treatment options for people with aging skin. Micro-needling is one of the most effective ways to achieve smooth, younger-looking skin. Make an appointment at our office in Coral Springs or Sunrise to see if this treatment is right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!