If you’ve dismissed microneedling as just the latest trend, you may want to reconsider. Our providers and patients at Osteopathic Center for Healing in Rockville, Maryland, are finding it’s an effective solution to common skin conditions.
If you’ve got scars from wounds or acne, or you’re seeing fine lines and wrinkles that you don’t like, or if your skin simply seems duller than it used to be, microneedling might be the answer.
This minimally invasive procedure prompts your body to produce collagen and new skin cells. You end up with plumper, smoother, more toned skin as a result.
You may be wondering how all this is achieved. The answer may come as a surprise: microneedling works by making thousands of microscopic wounds in your skin.
To begin the process, we apply a serum to your skin. The serum depends on your specific needs, but is usually hyaluronic acid. Then we use a specialized device that has tiny, thin needles. As the device moves across your skin, it makes tiny wounds.
The wounds serve two purposes. First, they allow the serum to penetrate your skin deeply and effectively. Second, they stimulate your body’s natural healing processes. Your body responds to each microscopic puncture by creating new skin cells and new collagen.
Even though the specialized device is delivering tiny wounds, you’re unlikely to notice at all. You may feel some minor skin irritation following the treatment, but you’re most likely to go on with your day feeling just fine.
You may notice some difference after just one treatment, but if you have a series of four to six spread out over several months, you’re likely to notice a significant difference. You may need maintenance treatments after the initial series, but they’ll be fewer with longer time between them than the first few.
In addition to stimulating your body’s natural processes to improve your skin’s appearance, microneedling also makes your skin care products more effective. Creams, serums, moisturizers, and other products are better absorbed following microneedling.
Your circulation improves, as well, and the procedure is safe for anyone in good health, regardless of skin color, tone, or type. We’ve discussed microneedling in terms of your face, but it can also be effective on other parts of your body such as your decolletage, neck, and hands. It can even diminish the appearance of stretch marks.
Are you ready to learn more about microneedling? Schedule your appointment with us at Osteopathic Center for Healing. You can use our convenient online booking tool, or you’re welcome to call us at 301-245-1940 between 7:30am and 5:30pm Monday through Friday.