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Microneedling has become one of the most popular anti-aging cosmetic treatments, and for good reason.
This in-office treatment is a favorite among dermatologists for treating fine lines and wrinkles, as well as indented acne scars and other blemishes related to collagen production.
See how microneedling works and why dermatologists recommend this treatment for skin aging:
Using your skin’s natural processes to fight aging
Microneedling uses very small needles to create microchannels within your skin.
This treatment stimulates your skin’s natural healing process, during which collagen is produced to heal the micro-injuries in your skin. This uptick in collagen works to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles and can help to “fill in” indented scars and other similar blemishes.
Microneedling results can be enhanced
While microneedling can achieve excellent results on its own, those results can be easily enhanced with topical products. Microneedling is often combined with PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, which is separated from your own blood and reinjected into the treatment area. PRP is believed to promote the healing process and aid in new cell growth.
Other topical products can enhance the anti-aging effects of microneedling when used two weeks prior to your treatment. These include retinoids and Alastin’s Regenerating Skin Nectar, which has been formulated to help skin heal after a procedure such as microneedling.
There’s no downtime after microneedling
Microneedling does not require extensive downtime or recovery, making it a convenient anti-aging treatment for most.
However, you will need to avoid wearing makeup for at least 24 hours after your appointment, and you will see the best results after a series of four to eight microneedling sessions.
Microneedling is an effective anti-aging treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. However, be sure to work with a trained and experienced professional and do not try microneedling yourself at home. Despite its amazing anti-aging benefits, microneedling can cause infection and other complications if not performed in a sterile environment by a trained professional.
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This story was originally published October 21, 2021 11:52 AM.