Many of our patients are dissatisfied with the way their skin looks because of either sun damage, genetics, or the aging process. All of these factors can take a tremendous toll on your skin over time. In spite of the mistaken belief by many that surgery is the only method that offers significant results in these cases, a minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation technique called micro-needling offers results that are comparable to some forms of surgery in many cases.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation technique that offers real results in the minimization of lines, wrinkles, scars, and blemishes. Since this technique is minimally-invasive, no incisions are necessary, meaning that your downtime will be little to non-existent.
The procedure is quite simple. During the treatment, a special device is covered in many tiny needles that penetrate your skin to a shallow depth. The controlled injuries created by the treatment process trigger a self-repair process that results in skin rejuvenation and enhancement.
Micro-needling is quite effective in reducing the appearance of skin problems like lines, wrinkles, blemishes, or scars caused by acne or surgery. In the weeks and months after your procedure, you will notice a gradual improvement in skin imperfections.
In addition to being effective as a standalone treatment, micro-needling works very well in a series of treatments because it offers results that are cumulative in nature. Each session builds upon the progress of the previous session, allowing tremendous gains in terms of skin rejuvenation.
Can Micro-Needling Be Combined with Other Types of Treatments?
Micro-needling actually works extremely well in combination with topical skin care applications. This is because the tiny punctures created by the process allow for far greater penetration of ointments, gels, solutions, tinctures, and serums.
Most of our patients find that they benefit from having multiple treatments spaced out a set amount of time apart. Is important to allow time for your skin to heal adequately before you have another treatment performed.
Make an Appointment Today
If you are interested in micro-needling, set up a time to visit Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology in Forest. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to learn more about this effective treatment!