Microneedling is a popular cosmetic treatment that can be used to improve the appearance of your skin. It involves puncturing the skin using a device, to help stimulate collagen production and improve the overall texture and tone of the skin. When you work with Dr. Tiffany Su Houston, you can rest assured that you receive microneedling treatments from a highly experienced and qualified physician.
Microneedling is often used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin imperfections. It can be performed on the face, neck, chest, back, or other body areas. The procedure is generally safe and well-tolerated, but there are some potential risks and side effects to be aware of. These can include temporary redness, swelling, and bruising.
What happens during the procedure?
Microneedling is usually performed by a dermatologist or other trained skin care professional. The area to be treated will be cleaned and sterilized. A numbing cream may be applied to minimize discomfort. Then, the microneedling device will be passed over the skin multiple times to create tiny punctures.
The depth of the punctures can be adjusted depending on your specific needs. After the procedure, the area will be cleaned again, and a moisturizer or other skincare product may be applied.
What are the benefits?
Microneedling can offer many potential benefits, including:
Stimulating collagen production
Collagen production declines as we age, which can lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling can help to stimulate collagen production, which can, in turn, improve the appearance of the skin. Collagen helps with tissue repair, so it can also help to improve the appearance of scars.
Improving skin texture and tone
Your skin texture and tone can be improved with microneedling. The tiny punctures created by the device can help smooth rough skin and improve overall skin tone. Microneedling can also be used to lessen the visibility of pores. This is great since it can help your skin absorb skincare products better.
Reducing the appearance of scars
Microneedling can also improve scar appearance, including acne scars. The procedure can help with breaking up scar tissue and stimulate collagen production, reducing the appearance of scars. You can also use microneedling in conjunction with other treatments, such as fillers or laser therapy, to improve the appearance of scars.
Improving the appearance of stretch marks
Stretch marks are another type of scar that can be improved with microneedling. The procedure can help stimulate the production of collagen, reducing the appearance of stretch marks. You will enjoy optimal results if you combine microneedling with another treatment, such as laser therapy.
Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Microneedling can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It will increase the production of collagen, which can lead to a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles. This condition is often caused by sun damage, so it is important to protect your skin from the sun after the procedure.
If you are considering microneedling, consult your board-certified dermatologist or other qualified skin care professional at Skin Shop medSpa to discuss whether it is right for you.