Acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, stretch marks – the list of facial and body skin imperfections seems to go on forever.
But there is an effective treatment for these and other aesthetic issues.
It’s called microneedling (or collagen induction therapy). Virtually painless, it involves the minimally invasive use of fine sterile needles attached to a dermaroller that create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of your skin. This actually triggers your body’s natural wound healing process, resulting in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production – the key to creating new, youthful-looking skin.
All it takes is a few microneedling sessions to noticeably reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles on your forehead. But stimulating collagen growth with microneedling isn’t just about reducing wrinkles. It can also reduce sun damage and discoloration. That includes the hyperpigmentation that comes with melasma, a common skin problem that causes brown patches on the face.
A Key to Younger-Looking Skin
In addition to smoothing and correcting damaged skin, microneedling also tightens loose skin, which makes it a great skin rejuvenation solution for older men and women. After all, the older you are, the less collagen you’re naturally producing.
A 2015 study published in the International Journal of Dermatology confirmed that microneedling provided a new means of achieving “skin rejuvenation, tightening, and scar remodeling” as a “simple and effective treatment for photo aged skin.” The procedure also has minimal side effects and downtime.
Now, you might think by piercing the skin multiple times, microneedling would enlarge your pores. However, the use of a dermaroller actually helps pores appear much smaller. Microneedling does this by stimulating collagen in and around your pores. That causes the pores to plump and appear shrunken, if not closed.
Another benefit of microneedling is that it improves skincare product absorption. Research shows that only 4 to 8 percent of the costly beauty products you use on your face actually penetrates your skin. Other studies conform that microneedling helps topical medications penetrate skin more efficiently. That’s because it creates thousands of invisible holes in your skin that act as tiny channels, allowing topical products to be absorbed in a way clogged pores cannot.
Yet another great thing about microneedling is that it can be used on any area of your skin that needs to be repaired – especially those areas that exhibit stretch marks or acne scars. That includes places like your legs, chest, back, and buttocks. In those problem areas, you can see significant results in as few as four to six microneedling sessions.
To learn more about microneedling or other aesthetic enhancement services and whether they’re the right option for you, call Iorio Plastic Surgery & Medspa today to arrange a personal consultation. We can be reached at (732) 780-9191 in Colts Neck, New Jersey or (732) 458-7400 for Brick, New Jersey, or you can request an appointment online