As we age, the production of collagen and elastin in our skin begins to slow down, starting as early as 20 years old. These two proteins are key to giving our faces the plumpness and smoothness of youth. The cumulative effects of sun exposure also become apparent as we get older. By our 30s, most of us start to deal with various skin concerns due to aging, including fine lines, sagginess, hyperpigmentation, and sun spots.
Fortunately, there is a modern solution to these cosmetic issues. Microneedling is a fast, non-invasive treatment designed to specifically target the early signs of aging and sun damage. There’s absolutely no surgery involved, which means it’s possible to get a microneedling treatment and return right to work. Below are four more benefits that make microneedling a great option for treating aging skin.
The Best Benefits of Microneedling
Look Younger and Healthier
Microneedling entails the use of tiny needles to create a series of microwounds in the skin. As a natural response to this strategic damage, the skin increases its production of collagen and elastin to repair the tissue. Once the skin has completely healed, it’s left looking smoother and tighter.
Fade Away Scars and Stretch Marks
Acne scars and stretch marks are two examples of permanent, visually apparent skin damage. They can both affect the tone and texture of the skin, making it look rough, pockmarked, or older than it is. The effects of microneedling treatments can also be harnessed to treat scars and stretch marks by treating the scar or stretch mark directly, leaving the overall skin looking softer and healthier than before.
Reverse Hyperpigmentation, Age, and Sun Spots
It’s natural to develop spots or darker regions of skin as we get older, whether due to sun exposure, hormonal changes, or a gradual decline in overall skin health. The same principle that makes microneedling effective for treating wrinkles and scars also applies here. In this case, microneedling speeds up the natural process of skin cell turnover, healing any damage to produce improved, younger-looking skin.
Soothing Acne and Rosacea
Acne and rosacea are both common skin conditions that can affect the way it looks by causing redness, discoloration, enlarged pores, and changes in texture. While microneedling isn’t recommended for active cases of acne or rosacea, the procedure can be utilized to treat the side effects of these conditions. For example, the increase in collagen that occurs after getting the treatment cinches together enlarged pores, making them less likely to gather debris and excess oil that cause acne breakouts.
What to Expect from Microneedling Treatment
The procedure begins with a topical numbing cream to help people feel comfortable. Then, the microneedling instrument is rolled over the skin. The length of the procedure depends on the area being treated and the severity of the symptoms. For most people, 30 minutes is sufficient for a single microneedling session.
Microneedling with PRP
Straith Clinic also offers microneedling with platelet-rich-plasma. Please visit our PRP page or learn more by contacting one of our medi spa specialists.
Ready to Learn More?
If you’re interested in putting your best face forward, microneedling may be the perfect place to start. Keep in mind that your results are only as good as the hand wielding the instrument. Dr. William Sabbagh and Dr. Marissa Baca at Straith Clinic in Bingham Farms, Michigan, have a combined 80 years of experience performing both surgical and non-surgical body and face enhancement procedures. To find out of microneedling is right for you, contact the friendly experts at Straith Clinic by filling out this form today!