While you may have seen at-home dermal rollers available for sale, professional microneedling treatments are much safer and more effective. This treatment can be used for a range of common concerns to create a more youthful appearance. Poulsbo, Washington patients can schedule microneedling services at West Sound Dermatology.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure in which tiny needles are inserted into the skin. This creates micro-injuries or micro-channels in the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. As a result, skin cell turnover and collagen production increases. This means that as the body heals the micro-injuries, the skin is improved in its tone, texture and elasticity. In addition, the micro-channels allow for deeper absorption of topical products, which can be applied following a microneedling treatment. Microneedling may be performed after applying a topical numbing solution, so the treatment is not painful.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling is a beneficial treatment for many common skin concerns. It can improve the skin’s tone or texture, creating a smoother surface and more youthful appearance. Microneedling can be a good treatment option for:
- Age spots or sun spots
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Scarring (including acne scars)
- Stretch marks
- Uneven or rough texture
Microneedling is not generally recommended to those who are prone to poor wound healing or scarring, such as those with a history of keloids. It is also not recommended for those who are pregnant, take Accutane, have active acne or skin conditions such as eczema or rosacea.