Microneedling is an innovative skin rejuvenation treatment that we can use to improve the condition of skin that has been affected by sun exposure or the aging process. Numerous studies have found that microneedling is safe and effective for the treatment of common skin problems like scars, blemishes, stretch marks, discoloration, and wrinkles. One of the aspects that many Idaho patients appreciate about microneedling is its ability to offer noticeable results without the need for surgery. This means that you will have a much shorter healing time than if you had a surgical procedure performed.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that offers real results without the need for surgery that can be risky, expensive, and involve significant downtime. Since no incisions are involved, microneedling allows you to get back to your daily activities very quickly.
The microneedling treatment process results in the formation of tiny micro-channels that trigger your own body’s natural healing cascade. Growth factors and other substances are released to remodel collagen fibers and elastin.
The tiny openings created by microneedling stimulate your immune system to attack pathogens around the areas, increase blood flow, remove cellular debris, and start creating new tissue. The micro-channels are eventually replaced with new blood vessels and dermal tissue. Early deposits of collagen are replaced with stronger collagen that contracts to tighten and firm the skin.
How is the Procedure Performed?
The treatment is quite simple. During the treatment, we move a handheld device over the surface of your skin in a series of sweeps. Each sweep of the device produces hundreds of micro-channels in the surface of your skin. While invisible to the naked eye, these tiny openings promote the development of new skin tissue that displays fewer signs of lines, wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation.
Most patients in Idaho find that they benefit from multiple microneedling treatment sessions since each treatment builds upon the results of previous treatments. In the weeks and months to follow, you will notice a gradual improvement in the condition of your skin.