Micro needling is a dermatology procedure in which the facial skin layers are damaged just enough to force the skin to form new tissue layers of elastin and collagen to improve the appearance of the face. As people age, they lose the vibrancy and fullness that is depicted with the look of youth. Their faces begin to sag from gravity, and people naturally produce less and eventually lose collagen – which is the firming tissue of the skin. Many people think that the only way to improve the appearance of their skin is to go under the knife for a plastic surgery procedure. However, that is not the case thanks to the power of micro needling.
Dermatologists offer micro needling in their offices as an out patient procedure to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. A small pen-shaped device studded with very fine needles slides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2 mm in order to create tiny needle wounds. This prompts the skin tissue to respond by creating new collagen and elastin fibers. In response to the wounding, the skin plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of aging.
Micro needling is an advanced skin therapy treatment that is right for most people. It has become a popular minimally invasive method to combat the signs of aging on the face. The procedure also enhances the skin’s ability to absorb anti-aging creams, lotions, and other products to further produce firmer skin. If you are interested in this advanced skin option to visibly reduce the appearance of find lines and wrinkles, to make pores appear finer, and improve the overall appearance of your skin, contact your dermatologist for a micro needling appointment.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates