Whether time has robbed you of tone or elasticity, or pigmentation and scarring have left their marks on your face, microneedling is an incredibly effective way to clear away the damage, allowing you to hit the reset button on your skin.
At High Rock Internal Medicine, our team of experienced health care providers specialize in helping patients look and feel great. As part of our wide range of services, we offer aesthetic treatments that help promote the youth and vitality you feel on the inside. And when it comes to addressing cosmetic concerns on your face, microneedling is an all-in-one tool that helps smooth the way forward to better skin.
Here’s a look at five great reasons why microneedling is so beneficial.
1. Breaking it up
Microneedling is an innovative technique that accomplishes several objectives. As the name implies, we use tiny needles, which break apart surface concerns on your skin such as acne scarring and areas of hyperpigmentation (age spots). In the case of scarring, for example, the needles break apart the tough and fibrous scar tissue in order to pave the way for healthier skin to take its place. And this same process holds true for age spots.
2. Calling on collagen
If aging is your primary concern, and your skin is lined with wrinkles and beginning to succumb to gravity, microneedling addresses these problems by creating a collagen response in your skin tissue.
Collagen is the protein that’s primarily responsible for the elasticity and tone in your skin, but your collagen levels reach their peak by the time you reach age 20. After that, your collagen production slowly begins to decline. It’s only about 1% a year; however, this incremental decrease can add up quickly. By the time you reach your 40s, 50s, and beyond, the lack of collagen becomes increasingly evident as your skin wrinkles and sags.
With our microneedling technology, we create tiny microchannels in your skin, which elicit a minor healing response that comes in the form of renewed collagen production. This new collagen slowly remodels the structural support in your skin, lifting and smoothing out the entire surface area.
3. Overall improvement in texture and tone
Even if you don’t need to target a specific concern, microneedling is a great way to simply improve the overall texture and tone of your skin. Aging and exposure can break down your skin in myriad ways, leaving it riddled with blemishes and signs of aging. Microneedling tackles these issues by encouraging your skin to rebuild from within for natural-looking results.
4. Little downtime
While sending needles into your skin may sound invasive, the needles are amazingly small and most of our patients report only minor side effects, such as swelling or redness, which typically resolve themselves very quickly.
5. Clearing the way forward
There are many options when it comes to microneedling, but we’ve done our research and have chosen the SkinPen® by Bellus Medical, which is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device. This important distinction means that this technology has undergone a 510(k) submission and been reviewed by the FDA. That’s important to us, as we only want to offer our patients the very best products and services available.
If you’d like to get on the road to tighter, more evenly toned skin, please call our office in Lexington, North Carolina at 336-477-9110 to set up your microneedling appointment or book your appointment online.