What is Microneedling?
When looking at cosmetic procedures that can help your skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, there are a lot of options. It may seem overwhelming to try to figure out what would work best for you. One treatment that is gaining in popularity is microneedling. Microneedling is a procedure that may seem scary. Still, in reality, it is actually a quick, relatively pain-free procedure that has a lot of benefits for every age and skin type. In fact, microneedling is being offered as a treatment for a lot of skin conditions – from wrinkles to acne scars and stretch marks.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a procedure that helps to stimulate collagen in the body. As you age, and even if you have skin damage or scarring, collagen production in your skin might not be the same as it once was. When this happens, skin can begin to sag or thin out and can become dull and not be as youthful and vibrant as it once was. Microneedling is a form of therapy that can actually stimulate the production of collagen in the skin by using incredibly tiny needles to puncture the skin. When the needs puncture the skin, the vibrations that occur help start-up collagen production, which leads to improved skin health and appearance.
How is Microneedling Performed?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed in your doctor’s office. It is an outpatient procedure and does not take a long time – in fact; many individuals even schedule it as a lunchtime procedure before heading back to work! This treatment is typically used on the face, but it is quite versatile and can actually be used on other areas of the body.
The doctor will first start you off by using a numbing solution on the area that the procedure will be performed on. Once the numbing agent takes effect, the doctor begins the procedure. A device that contains many tiny, sharp needles is moved across the area, with each needle puncturing the skin gently as it goes. Because of the anesthetic that was applied, you will feel no pain – only slight discomfort at most.
After the procedure, you may need to remain in the doctor’s office for observation, but afterward, you are free to return to your job or other responsibilities.
Microneedling can be performed on its own or with other procedures, such as PRP procedures.
If you would like to learn more about microneedling and to find out if it might be an option for you, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today!