Maintaining soft, radiant, and wrinkle-free skin as we age can be a challenge but there are some ways to support your skin’s natural rejuvenation process. As we get older, collagen and elastin production slow down significantly which is why you’ll notice fine lines and wrinkles appearing — your skin’s natural support system is breaking down. Undergoing skin rejuvenation treatments that support your skin’s ability to produce more collagen and elastin can help keep your skin looking youthful for many years to come.


Are You a Candidate for Microneedling?

Microneedling is suitable for almost all skin types and offers numerous skin rejuvenation benefits to the patient. Microneedling is especially effective for treating:

  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines
  • Small wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone


What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is an attractive option for many patients who want to maintain youthful-looking skin without aggressive lasers or fillers. It can be combined with fillers for enhanced results but many people find that microneedling alone provides numerous benefits. This innovative skin rejuvenation treatment involves passing a small pen designed with very small needles over the skin. This creates micro-injuries in the skin at varying depths which triggers the skin regeneration process. As the skin continues to heal, it looks and feels noticeably smoother, brighter, and more toned.


How Microneedling Works

The treatment is usually performed with topical anesthesia to reduce any discomfort from the needles. A microneedling pen designed with a head of tiny needles is passed over the skin to create small wounds. As these wounds are opened up, we apply hyaluronic acid (HA) over the treatment areas so the skin can absorb the serum readily. Hyaluronic acid has moisturizing properties and can be very effective for hydrating the skin at a deeper level.

The combination of HA and microneedling can speed up the skin’s natural restoration and regeneration process. As the weeks and months go by, you may notice fine lines start to become less noticeable and any hyperpigmentation or dark spots start to fade.

If you’re looking for a way to boost your complexion and rebuild collagen naturally, microneedling may be the perfect skin rejuvenation treatment for you. Learn more about the benefits of microneedling by scheduling a consultation at Presidio Dermatology today.

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