Aging is something that we cannot avoid, yet it is something that we do not welcome. Every time you look in the mirror and you see a new wrinkle, a new fine line or skin that is sagging more than the day before, it is depressing. Most people would give anything to be able to turn back the hands on the clock or at least pause the clock with the goal of maintaining their youthful appearance longer.
Unfortunately, medical science has not found a way to stop aging. What it has found are techniques that can help a person to minimize the effects that aging has on their appearance, effectively slowing down their visible aging process. One powerful tool in this regard is micro-needling.
What is Micro-Needling?
In a nutshell, micro-needling is a collagen induction therapy. While this treatment has been used by dermatologists for many decades to address facial scarring, it has gained notoriety in the past few years because of its use by some prominent individuals.
Micro-needling is a procedure where a device that has multiple tiny needles is rolled over the face to safely “injure” the skin. It creates what specialists refer to as micro-injuries. These small openings stimulate the body’s collagen production. As the treated area produces collagen, it makes the skin stronger and more elastic, giving it an overall more youthful appearance.
Understanding the Benefits
Micro-needling is so popular because it works. Medical professionals have been using it to help individuals who are dealing with a score of skin care issues that include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles – Overexposure to the sun or naturally thinning skin causes people to lose collagen and elastin. Because of this collagen and elastin loss, the skin develops fine lines, wrinkles and some scars. However, the collagen inducing therapy of micro-needling helps to tighten and thicken the skin, thereby minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Premature aging – The reason why your skin ages prematurely is because of an early breakdown of its collagen and elastin. In addition to encouraging the growth of collagen, micro-needling creates tiny channels in your skin, making it easier for your skin to absorb topical anti-aging products. The result is that the concentration of the product absorbed by your skin is greater, and your skin is further protected from premature aging.
- Scars – When you have a scar, you have an abnormal collagen formation. Micro-needling minimizes the appearance of scars by breaking up old scar tissue, encouraging collagen growth and encouraging the production of healthy skin to replace scar tissue.
- Hyperpigmentation – When your body starts to produce melanin in an abnormal way, you will develop dark blotches of skin. This happens with greater frequency in individuals with darker complexions. Micro-needling helps by encouraging your body to remove the external layer of skin, thereby resetting the melanin production with the goal of attaining a normal melanocyte.
One of the beautiful things about micro-needling is that it doesn’t drastically alter your appearance. It encourages your body to heal your skin, thereby bringing out your healthiest skin. This is a procedure that allows your body to use its natural processes to make you look the best you can. Visit the Georgia Center for Female Health in Peachtree Corners to learn more about how you can benefit from these treatments at our medspa. Contact us today to request a consultation.