Though microneedling is a relatively recent addition to modern skin care regimens, the benefits of microneedling have been well known throughout history. In places such as China and Egypt, ancient forms of microneedling have been used for centuries to help keep skin looking young and preserved over long periods of time. Today, the process is much more refined, and the effects are some of the most potent and long-lasting offered throughout the skin care field.
How Microneedling Works
Microneedling is exactly what it sounds like: the implementation of several tiny needles used over targeted areas of the body. These tiny needles create channels in the skin at specific depths, depending on skin type and individual needs. At deeper levels, microneedling promotes the growth of natural proteins in our body such as collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining structure and vitality in our skin. As we age, these natural proteins begin to diminish. Through microneedling, however, skin can regain much of its former youthfulness and vigor.
Tightening Loose, Tired-Looking Skin
Through increased production of collagen and elastin, the structural integrity of the skin is enhanced. This results in loose, saggy skin becoming more plump, supple, and firm, whixch, in turn, reduces some of the most common and troublesome signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity.
Lessening the Appearance of Stretch Marks and Scarring
Microneedling is not only an invaluable service for treating issues related to aging, but also terrific for reducing signs of stretch marks and scarring caused by acne and other damage. Microneedling can be easily performed in a series of treatments, with each treatment lasting roughly 60 minutes. Depending on the depth and prominence of scars, many treatments may need to be performed, spaced out in four- to six-week intervals.
Reducing Brown Spots, Pigmentation, and Rosacea
As we age, our complexion becomes compromised by such factors as genetics, sun damage, and various environmental triggers. This results in brown and red spots developing in our skin as forms of pigmentation and rosacea. Because microneedling promotes natural healing processes deep within our skin, these imperfections can be addressed at the root of the issue; creating beautiful, clear, even, and radiant skin in
One of the terrific uses of microneedling is infusing the skin with topical ingredients designed to enhance the overall health and beauty of the skin. Through creating small channels in outermost layers of the skin, microneedling helps deliver potent ingredients such as vitamins, antioxidants, and hydroxy acids deep into the skin. These key ingredients further amplify the rejuvenating and reparative effects of microneedling.
Jennifer Curtin is a medical aesthetician, who is nationally recognized for her expertise in medical skin care. With more than 20 years of experience in medical aesthetics, she is dedicated to the aesthetic industry and has received awards of merit including the International CIDESCO Certification, Assistant Cosmetic Laser Practitioner and National Leadership Award. Jennifer is also an expert in micropigmentation and the president of Skintherapy, which is located in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. To schedule a complimentary appointment with Jennifer, call 404-358-2961 or click here to submit a consult request online.