When your skin heals itself as it naturally does, it can have a beautiful effect. Collagen is triggered and new skin cells form, which can make the skin appear more youthful and vibrant. The trick is to achieve this healing effect without any actual harm to your skin. Micro needling is a facial treatment that can cause this healing impact, addressing many skin issues.
What Is Micro Needling?
Micro needling is simply using micro needles to penetrate the skin. This treatment is performed by a dermatologist or skin specialist using specialized equipment. Often a “pen” or roller is used that has many tiny needles that are used to go over problem areas. The micro perforations in the skin stimulate the healing response which can alter certain skin issues. Some of the benefits include:
- Diminishing fine lines and wrinkles
- Creating more elasticity in crepe-like skin
- Reducing pore size or visibility
- Smoothing sun damaged skin
- Reducing the appearance of scars
When the treatment is completed, the skin begins to repair the “damage” and increases levels of elastin and collagen in the skin. Since lower levels of these components are often a contributing factor to aging skin, this can help improve the youthfulness of your skin. Repairs to damage occur, and the circulation and firmness of the skin is improved, creating healthier, younger-appearing skin.
Micro needling can be very beneficial to address aging or sun damage issues in your skin, but it should only be performed by a medical professional. Find a dermatology clinic that offers micro needling as one of their cosmetic treatments to ensure you have an experienced skin specialist performing your procedure.
Posted on behalf of:
Olansky Dermatology Associates
Peachtree Lenox Building
3379 Peachtree Road #500
Atlanta, GA 30326