Common Skin Conditions Treated with Microneedling
Still looking for the solution to get the bright, glowing skin you’ve been dreaming about? Microneedling may be your answer!
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles. It’s a controlled injury to the skin and triggers your body’s wound healing processes to heal your micro-wounds immediately. It’s a great way to treat problem areas and get long-lasting results.
Microneedling can be used to treat:
- Acne Scarring
- Stretch Marks
- Sun Damage
- Pore Size
Your skin has three layers which include the outermost layer, the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis. Acne occurs when hair follicles, in the dermis, become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. As it rises to your skin’s outer layer it can create acne and lead to long-term skin damage.
While acne marks are common after breakouts and can heal within 3 to 6 months, acne scars are likely permanent. Acne scars can also change the texture of your skin as they can leave indentations or raised spots. As microneedling penetrates the top layer of skin, it’s a safe and effective way to lessen the appearance of scars. A 2015 study by The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology found that “a noticeable enhancement in skin appearance, post-acne scars, and patient satisfaction was observed in response to skin microneedling treatment” when compared to their skin’s starting point.
Wrinkles are caused by a variety of factors such as aging, exposure to ultraviolet light, and smoking. Sometimes, these lines and creases can be especially noticeable around your eyes, like crow’s feet, or smile lines around your mouth. However, microneedling stimulates the production of collagen, a protein in your body’s connective tissue, and makes your skin more elastic. This reduces the appearance of wrinkles and other deep lines.
As the name suggests, stretch marks occur when your skin stretches such as during rapid weight gain or loss, or during adolescence. Stretch marks disrupt the natural production of collagen but mircroneedling helps restart that production and reduces the overproduction of elastin, a protein that provides elasticity and strength in your tissues.
Long-term ultraviolet light exposure from the sun or other sources like tanning beds can cause serious damage to your skin. This starts to show in your teens to early twenties and results in pigmentation changes, decreased elasticity, blotchiness, and more. Luckily, microneedling is a great way to treat any of these conditions. The new skin tissue that’s formed will be more even in tone and texture and be firmer and plumper.
Enlarged pores are common and can make your skin look dull and unhealthy. Large pores are most often caused by dead skin cells, oil, and dirt getting trapped in your skin. In some cases, it can also lead to acne. With microneedling, your skin produces new collagen and cells which will replace the damaged ones. As this occurs, you’ll have a clearer complexion which leads to smaller, less noticeable pores.
Get Glowing Skin With SkinLUXE:
At SkinLUXE, our microneedling service includes a topical numbing cream to ease any discomfort. We use a hyaluronic acid serum which is microneedled into your to improve moisture, texture, and laxity while improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Before starting this process, we always begin with a consultation where we’ll discuss any skin concerns you may have and get all of your questions answered. We can’t wait for you to treat yourself to something that makes you feel beautiful!
Contact us today to learn more about our microneedling treatments!