It is a sad fact of life that as we age, we not only get more candles on our birthday cake, but we also get more lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. Problems like these may appear sooner or later, but they always make their presence known at some point. Looking older before your time can be very depressing for many people, and they often find themselves considering some type of treatment before settling for what nature brings. The good news is that there are more treatment options available today than ever before to help smooth and rejuvenate your skin. One treatment has even been developed that does not involve surgery or risky procedures. Micro-needling is growing in popularity because it is an effective treatment method for aging skin that is relatively inexpensive but still offers significant results.
Micro-needling is a safe, effective and minimally-invasive technique for enhancing the appearance of aging skin. Many people are discovering that they can have this procedure performed instead of cosmetic surgery and still notice good results.
A micro-needling treatment session is simplicity itself. Dr. Stephens uses the effective SkinPen® to perform this treatment. This device will be rolled over the surface of your skin in a series of passes. The SkinPen® contains many small, sterile needles that penetrate your skin to a shallow depth and creates micro-channels. This triggers a healing process that coaxes your body into depositing brand new collagen and elastin at the puncture sites and neighboring skin.
In effect, we are tricking your body into resurfacing your skin naturally. Old skin cells near the treatment area are then replaced by newer, more youthful ones. Your skin will be smoother and more radiant as a result.
A growing number of people are learning the secret of better skin penetration by topical skincare products. Your skin actually has an outer barrier that prevents molecules of a certain size from penetrating. The many tiny punctures created by micro-needling can be thought of as tiny channels that allow topical creams and serums with larger molecule sizes to better penetrate your skin, which greatly increases their effectiveness.
Most patients will benefit from multiple treatments because your results will continue to build as your skin continues to age. Multiple treatments are also helpful because the needles do not reach every area of your face in one session. Treatments may be spaced a few weeks apart.
When properly performed, micro-needling has few side effects. This is because what are normally thought of as “side effects” are just your body’s normal response to micro-channels. They indicate that your body is responding normally to the treatment and skin resurfacing is underway.
Micro-needling with the SkinPen® can provide great results for those looking for an easy way to treat skin conditions such as acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks and more. Contact us at Ciao Bella Medical Center and Spa in Newnan to schedule your consultation and learn more about this treatment.