Every stage of life has both its benefits and drawbacks. With age comes wisdom, but also the visible signs of aging begin taking their toll, especially upon our skin. Fine lines and wrinkles, lost skin volume and discoloration can make us look and feel older than we actually are.
The good news is that we live in an exciting era of advancements and innovations in cosmetic medicine. Many people who are unsatisfied with their skin would like treatment, but want to avoid risky or expensive cosmetic procedures. If you are unsatisfied with your appearance due to aging skin, you may be interested in new treatments available that do not involve surgery or long downtimes.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling has been growing in popularity recently, probably because it is a minimally-invasive technique for skin rejuvenation that allows you to achieve amazing results if you are dealing with problems like wrinkles, sagging skin, lost facial volume, acne scars and discoloration.
Micro-needling involves the use of a device that is passed gently over the skin. The device has many tiny needles on its surface. These needles are quite short, but they can penetrate the skin’s surface, creating many tiny channels in the skin. While not visible to the naked eye, these micro-channels trigger the body into producing fresh skin in the area. Old skin cells are replaced with fresh skin cells, leading to skin rejuvenation.
Basically, micro-needling coaxes the body into turning over old skin and replacing it with fresher, more youthful skin. As the skin heals itself over the course of the following weeks and months, old scars, fine lines and wrinkles and skin discoloration begins to fade away.
Is Micro-Needling Safe?
Yes. The treatment has been performed thousands of times with very little risk of significant side effects. Some minor redness and swelling are not uncommon, but they normally resolve themselves on their own. This is a normal part of the healing process.
Can Micro-Needling Be Combined with Other Treatments?
Yes. In fact, micro-needling significantly enhances the application of many topical agents. This is because the treatment creates many tiny punctures that act as channels into the lower skin layers, bypassing the natural barrier of the skin that prevents many topical treatments from penetrating completely.
Learn More About Micro-Needling
Micro-needling treatments at Rejuvenate MedSpa are a safe and convenient way to improve the appearance of your skin. During a consultation at our office in Oak Brook, you can learn all the facts about this incredible treatment. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.