Our patients in Lynchburg schedule appointments at our office in Forest for a wide variety of reasons. Getting older usually means they require the correction of lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Others have scars that are lowering their self-esteem. The field of cosmetic medicine has seen rapid advancements in recent years. There is literally a treatment for virtually every skin condition. While a skin problem cannot always be completely eliminated, it can almost always be improved significantly through treatments like micro-needling.
Many Lynchburg residents have transformed their lives by having nagging skin complaints addressed and improving their self-confidence. It is now possible to correct common skin problems like fine wrinkles, scars, and blemishes without undergoing surgery. This is great news for many patients who view surgical procedures as too risky, complicated, or expensive.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a minimally-invasive treatment that can rejuvenate your skin by diminishing the signs of lines, wrinkles, blemishes, scars, and other blemishes. It requires little to no downtime and involves very minor side effects that fade within days at the most.
A Closer Look at the Treatment
During this treatment, we move the micro-needling device over your skin. This device is covered with many sterile micro-needles that penetrate your skin to a shallow depth. Each time we do this, many tiny micro-channels are created that prompt your body to respond with self-repair. In doing so, your body also improves some tissue nearby.
One benefit of a micro-needling treatment is that only small areas are “damaged.” This means your healing time is shorter and the remaining skin stays there as a type of outer barrier to infection. Some side effects are to be expected after a treatment session. Fortunately, these are almost always mild and fade rapidly. And they are good signs that your skin is responding appropriately to the treatment and the healing process has begun.
Our patients in Lynchburg often benefit from multiple micro-needling sessions, depending on their skin type and the severity of their skin condition. Lighter lines, scars, and wrinkles may only require one treatment session, while deeper ones often need multiple treatments.
Talk to Our Team
When you want to improve the appearance of your skin, team up with the professionals at Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology in Forest. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about micro-needling!