It is an unavoidable fact that skin problems tend to increase as we age. Our body and skin no longer heal as quickly as they did when we were younger. Conditions like lines, wrinkles and poor skin texture are evident in most people by the time they reach their thirties and forties.
Fortunately, there are numerous cosmetic treatment choices available to improve the condition of your skin. However, facial rejuvenation with micro-needling is one of the most effective treatments out there.
What is Micro-Needling?
A micro-needling treatment involves passing a special device over the surface of the skin, creating thousands of micro-channels. These tiny channels initiate a healing cascade that leads to noticeable skin enhancement.
This procedure prompts your body into replacing old skin cells with new, healthier ones. The process alters the skin surface temporarily, but these micro-openings close rapidly. The only visible difference in the skin on a short-term basis is some minor and temporary redness.
What are the Benefits?
Micro-needling is safe and effective for the treatment of skin that has developed fine lines and wrinkles, scars due to acne or injury, stretch marks and discoloration. The procedure increases the thickness of skin gradually. As the skin heals itself, it remodels its surface, leading to skin rejuvenation.
Does Micro-Needling Work Together with Other Types of Treatments?
Micro-needling greatly enhances the effectiveness of topical growth factors. This is because the skin normally has an outer barrier called the stratum corneum that prevents molecules of a certain size from penetrating very deeply into the skin. The micro-channels created by the micro-needling process allow topical growth factors to bypass this natural barrier and become much more effective.
If you wish, you can have multiple micro-needling treatments, depending on your situation. Many patients choose to do so because the effects of this treatment are cumulative. Over the course of the following weeks and months, you should notice a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, skin discoloration and rough skin texture.
Although you may choose to have multiple micro-needling treatments, you should keep in mind that you must wait multiple weeks between treatments. This is so that your skin has time to adequately heal and resurface before starting another session.
Contact Our Office Today
If you are interested in non-surgical facial rejuvenation, make an appointment at Orange County Skin Lab in San Juan Capistrano to learn more about micro-needling. This is just one of the many options available at our office for facial rejuvenation.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation!