If you're struggling with stretch marks, acne scars, and age spots or would like to do away with fine lines and wrinkles this spring, the microneedling cosmetic procedure may be for you. Vital Wellness & Weight Loss offers microneedling to patients in Dallas, TX and surrounding areas.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used for treating skin concerns. This therapy is beneficial in helping you to It reduce the appearance of stretch marks and acne scars. It's also used in specific anti-aging procedures, such as sunspots or eyelid surgery. Note that microneedling is not meant for hair loss, despite its potential role of collagen in the growth of hair.
How does microneedling work?
It's normal for your skin to lose collagen through injury or age. Microneedling encourages your skin to create more collagen. The procedure's pinpricks cause slight skin injury, which then cause your skin to respond by producing new collagen-rich tissue. When your skin is encouraged to produce new tissue, extra collagen can help your skin become firmer as well. Your new skin tissue becomes more even in texture and tone.
Benefits of microneedling
Microneedling has been found to be an effective and safe way to rejuvenate skin and treat wrinkles and scars.
A 2008 study found skin that has been treated with four sessions of microneedling spaced apart one month made up to 400 percent more elastin and collagen six months after treatment was completed. Additionally, the American Academy of Dermatology published a press release stating individuals can expect a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, stretch marks, and scars.
Risks and side effects of microneedling
As with any cosmetic procedure, microneedling has risks. After Dr. Richard Eller performs the procedure, you could experience minor skin irritation and redness for several days.
Contact Dr. Eller if you notice any serious side effects like:
While microneedling at home is widely accessible, home treatments won't provide the same results and could increase your risk of side effects.
You might not be a good candidate for microneedling if you:
- Have open wounds
- Are pregnant
- Have certain skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis
- Have a history of skin scars
- Have recently had radiation therapy
Microneedling is an effective and safe procedure used for improving your skin's appearance. It might diminish scarring, reduce wrinkles, and rejuvenate or tighten aging or loose skin. It's an option to consider to brighten up your skin this spring.
Book your appointment online
If you're interested in learning more about microneedling this spring, book your appointment online with Dr. Eller at Vital Wellness & Weight Loss. Dr. Eller offers SkinPen — the most effective and safest vertical microneedling device and cutting-edge skin rejuvenating technology.