How Microneedling Can Help Your Body
Your face is one of the first things that other people notice about you. The brightness of your smile, the glow of your skin, and the shine in your eyes can tell people something about you. However, if you feel insecure about any of your facial features, this scenario can be one of your worst nightmares.
Did you know that there are cosmetic procedures that you can have done to improve the fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots that you have noticed as you’ve grown older that don’t include Botox injections or plastic surgery? One of these procedures, known as microneedling, can be exactly what you are looking for to help you feel more secure about your face.
Below, we have created a guide to help explain what microneedling is and how it can help you.
What is Microneedling (and How Does it Work)?
Microneedling is one of the minimally invasive, anti-aging cosmetic treatments performed in-office. The procedure utilizes a special pen equipped with tiny needles that create small punctures in the skin, usually on the face.
Though the procedure isn’t very painful, the irritation to the skin can make it uncomfortable. Before starting the procedure, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the area.
The puncture-like wounds caused by microneedling aids in the skin’s rejuvenation process. The needle prick causes just enough damage to the skin to promote the body’s healing abilities and the induction of collagen into a targeted area. Through this process, you can reverse the signs of aging.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Once your skin heals from the microneedling procedure, you are going to be able to see a huge difference in the condition of your skin. There are several benefits when it comes to microneedling including:
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Correcting hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and sunspots
- Shrinking pores and improving acne
- Increasing the elasticity of the skin
- Lessen the appearance of the thick, ruddy skin associated with rosacea
The treatment promotes the growth of collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer skin.
Are There Any Risks Involved?
As with any medical procedure, there are some risks involved in the process. It is normal to have some minor skin irritation and redness following a microneedling session. If you develop any bleeding, bruising, peeling, or signs of infection, you should make sure to speak with your doctor.
You may not be a good candidate for microneedling if you are pregnant, have a skin condition, recently went through radiation therapy, or have any open wounds in the treatment area.
Is This Procedure Right for You?
Now that you know how microneedling can work for you, you are better equipped to weigh the benefits against the risks of having this type of cosmetic procedure.
While you may have to deal with some skin irritation following the procedure, it also comes with so many benefits. Its multifaceted ability allows you to feel better about imperfections in your appearance, including enlarged pores, wrinkles, and scarring.
Contact Victory Medical today for more information about the services we offer. We’d be happy to help you in any way that we can.