The normal signs of aging are very disconcerting when they are happening to you. Although everyone knows they are inevitable, these signs are very unwelcome to most people. Fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, rough skin texture and sagging skin can make you look tired and old before your time. This is particularly true for those who, due to genetics or sun exposure, age more rapidly than other people their age.
Even though the visible signs of aging are a normal part of life, that still does not mean that some people will not seek methods of turning back the clock. Recently, a growing number of people have been turning away from more traditional cosmetic procedures involving surgery and looking for less risky alternatives that still offer significant results.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling offers a safe and effective alternative to surgical cosmetic procedures. This minimally-invasive treatment has helped many people minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, rough skin texture and even acne scars. It requires no sedation, and there is virtually no downtime involved following the treatment.
The method works by gently passing a device coated with many fine micro-needles over the surface of the skin. Each micro-needle creates a tiny opening in the skin, which the body responds to by turning over old skin cells in favor of new ones.
You might say the body is “tricked” into making fresher, more youthful skin by its healing response. When the body senses these micro-traumas, it responds by depositing fresh collagen and elastin in the treatment sites. Collagen and elastin are building blocks of healthy skin that provide a structure for skin and give it elasticity.
Micro-needling offers significant results that only improve as the weeks and months go by. If you currently have lines and wrinkles, acne scars, discoloration or rough skin, you can expect it to improve. You can also have additional treatments if your condition is more severe.
It is important to keep in mind that even if you have significant results, your skin will continue to age normally. You should make sure to maintain a solid skin care regimen in between your treatments.
Micro-needling procedures work very well when combined with other treatments, such as topical skin care agents and PRP. This is because micro-needling creates many channels that allow topical products to penetrate more easily into your skin.
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