We all know women such as Jennifer Aniston and Kim Kardashian with seemingly flawless skin. Each time you see them, you wonder what kind of magic procedure they use to maintain their glow.
What if we told you that great skin is only a stone’s throw away? We’re not kidding. At Verum Cutis Dermatology, dermatologist Megan Brelsford, DO, specializes in microneedling along with other skin therapies to help women look their best. But what is microneedling and how can you benefit from it? Let’s delve in and explore:
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. It involves the actual induction of collagen production.
The process is done using an appliance with small needles that press into your skin and in so doing create hundreds of microscopic abrasions. These injuries result in the production of collagen that rejuvenates your skin to look younger. Now you know the secret to why some women look, and possibly feel, more youthful even as they age.
The other thing to note is that while microneedling is abrasive, it’s scientifically tested and found to be safe for the skin. The microneedles only cause minimal abrasions in the skin’s topmost layer, so there’s nothing to worry about. Believe it or not, this procedure is not only painless, but it’s fairly inexpensive, too.
Understanding this therapy and how it works isn’t enough. Let’s dive deeper and find out the benefits most women enjoy with microneedling.
The benefits of microneedling
The benefits of microneedling for women are numerous. The procedure:
Diminishes the appearance of stretch marks
Stretch marks are one of those pains that few women can escape. Whether because of pregnancy, weight loss, or weight gain, millions of women all over the world suffer from frustration associated with these unsightly scars.
The good news is that through a combination of laser surgery and microneedling, stretch marks can fade into your skin, leaving an almost perfect result.
While stretch marks are considered to be scars, there are few things uglier than conspicuous scars that some women have on parts of their bodies for various reasons. Such scars can really water down a woman’s confidence.
The microneedling process breaks down old scar tissue and gives room for fresh new collagen to develop, leaving only healthy and glowing skin.
Acne is every woman’s worst nightmare, with some having it worse than others. If your acne has stopped but there are still scars left behind then microneedling could be the thing for you.
Get in touch with Verum Cutis Dermatology today for more information on how you can leave your acne scars behind for good.
Treats hyperpigmentation and age spots
Hyperpigmentation is a condition where your skin produces melanin abnormally. This results in patchy-looking skin. It can occur in women of all ages and from different walks of life. Nonetheless, hyperpigmentation is more prevalent in women of color.
Microneedling gets into the top layer of the skin and helps it to shed, and the collagen that’s produced replaces the old patchy skin for a fresh new look.
Improves the appearance of wrinkles, thinning and fine lines
One of the main causes of wrinkles and fine lines is the skin’s loss of elasticity and collagen. It therefore makes sense that collagen induction helps restore a supple look to the skin.
Another benefit is the reversal of thinning skin. Once age catches up with you, the skin tends to become thin. This process of microneedling restores collagen and, as time goes by, your skin tightens and looks better.
Reverses signs of aging
As a dermatologist, there’s so much to teach young women who don’t feel the need to take care of their skin until they reach a certain age, and perhaps this is a topic for another day.
Nevertheless, if premature aging still occurs possibly because of genetics, then microneedling can take care of that.
Rosacea is a medical condition where the skin becomes abnormally red, and the production of collagen is hampered. This is a symptom for a perfect candidate for collagen induction therapy. However, certain kinds of rosacea may not require microneedling.
Women invest a lot in skin care in the United States. Even when skin care products let you down, microneedling can help restore your skin’s youthful glow. Give Dr. Brelsford and Verum Cutis Dermatology a call today or book an appointment online and we’ll be happy to help you.