It may sound strange when you hear that injuring your skin may help improve it and make it more youthful, but it is true. Micro-needling causes tiny wounds on your skin that heal up better than ever. The results can be nothing short of incredible. Think of it like tearing down a house to put up something better-looking and stronger. Using an Eclipse MicroPen, a technician will treat an area of your skin that is scarred or damaged. As the site heals, the body will produce collagen to help with the effort. Collagen gives skin its elasticity and texture. More collagen equals a more youthful appearance. Here are some fun facts about micro-needling that you may not know.
Micro-Needling Has Been Around for a While
While it is certainly more popular now than ever before, it has actually been around for quite a while. The concept of promoting collagen production through injury was created in the 1950s. Throughout the years there have been many advances and improvements in the techniques and equipment used. The Eclipse MicroPen is a good example of this. Now, it is a very safe and very effective method to get younger and healthier skin.
It Is Effective on Many Skin Types
Micro-needling works on a wide variety of skin types. You may be older or younger or have pigmentation issues, or even have dark or light skin. No matter what, your skin needs collagen, so this process will work for you. It tightens your skin and reduces discoloration. The only issue might be if you are prone to acne. Using this treatment could result in a worsening of the appearance of the acne. It can also leave your skin at risk of infection.
It is For More Than Just Your Face
Micro-needling is not just for your face. It can help with stretch marks and scars on many parts of the body. Collagen does not just rush to the face when it is healing. You can use the Eclipse MicroPen on any patch of skin and the healing factor will still work just the same.
It Is Not Painful
The thought of wounding your skin may sound painful, but there is a reason that “micro” is part of the name of the process. The needles are incredibly small. They are, in fact, smaller than a piece of hair. The punctures are so tiny that you will barely feel them. You can also have a numbing cream applied before the treatment to make sure that you experience as little discomfort as possible.
Get the Best Results from a Professional
There are at-home options for micro-needling, but to get the best results, it is best to go to a professional. A cosmetic dermatologist will make sure that everything is sanitary and safe, and they use the best equipment, such as the Eclipse MicroPen. You can certainly save money by trying a DIY method, but the results will not compare, and you may be putting your health in danger. Skin infections can be painful, uncomfortable, and difficult to treat.
Ochs Dermatology provides a safe and comforting environment for your treatments. We can make sure that you get the results you want, so your skin looks healthier and younger. While these are all fun facts about micro-needling, the main fact is that it works. Contact us today for a consultation.