Five Benefits of Microneedling
Even with high-end skin care products, maintaining smooth, radiant skin can take an incredible amount of work. Microneedling is a fast, effective skin treatment in which several micro-injuries are made throughout the skin. This stimulates the natural production of collagen and elastin in the dermis, a deeper layer of the skin, which are the primary two nutrients responsible for the health and appearance of the skin. The treatment can even be combined with additional services, such as PRP, in order to make the results of the treatment even more vibrant.
This treatment is ideal for patients with light-to-moderate complexion issues and only takes around 30 – 60 minutes to complete. At Xage Medical Spa in Provo, UT, board-certified physician Dr. Stuart B. Porter uses the SkinPen® to ensure maximum results for each and every one of our patients. If you're still on the fence about this compelling treatment, here are five of its major benefits.
1. Microneedling Acts as an Anti-Aging Treatment
When you think of aging skin, the first thing that comes to mind is probably fine lines and wrinkles. These signs are, in fact, caused by the body's decreased production of collagen and elastin as it grows older. Once the micro-injuries caused from microneedling have spurred the additional creation of these nutrients, your skin should soon look and feel tighter, stronger, and younger.
Additionally, when considering older skin, you may think of different forms of sun damage, such as hyperpigmentation or age spots. On top of just improving the texture of your skin, microneedling can also enhance its tone. New collagen and skin cells in the afflicted area can work to slowly even out any dark spots or other areas of concern.
2. The Appearance of Scars Can Be Improved Through Microneedling
As scars are a result of the improper healing of the skin, giving them an opportunity to re-heal with an increased amount of collagen and elastin can prove to be an effective way of reducing the visibility of the scars themselves. The only type of scar that we cannot improve with this treatment is keloid scars, the scars that are raised from the skin. As long as the scar lies flat on the surface of the skin, it can likely be reduced or removed by microneedling. In addition to scars, the treatment is also able to resolve skin complications caused by rapid weight gain, such as stretch marks.
3. Microneedling Shrinks Pores
While the purpose of microneedling is to cause tiny holes in the skin, this does not mean that it increases the size of your pores. In reality, the opposite is true. As collagen is produced, the area surrounding each pore in the targeted space is made fuller, causing the pores to shrink significantly. Our patients in Provo, UT have found it particularly useful in keeping their pores closed and free of debris.
4. Topical Products Are More Effective After Microneedling
The days and weeks following a microneedling appointment are some of the best possible times to apply topical skin care treatment, such as moisturizers and cleansers. This is due to the fact that the micro-injuries caused by the treatment enable the skin to more easily receive various creams and serums than it normally would. This leads to the product seamlessly making its way to the dermis, which leads to the best possible results for your skin.
5. Microneedling Reduces Rosacea
Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in the face. The condition also induces a sudden reduction in the amount of collagen the body can produce. Fortunately, this discoloration and thickening of the skin can be solved with a microneedling treatment. By undergoing this procedure, the production of collagen is able to resume, which can reduce the level of inflammation, redness, and irritation.
If these benefits sound appealing for your current skin condition, schedule an appointment at Xage Medical Spa in Provo, UT. Dr. Stuart B. Porter and the rest of our staff are highly experienced with microneedling, with and without PRP, as well as a variety of other services. Contact us today to take the first step on your journey toward refreshed and revitalized skin.