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5 Benefits of Microneedling

As you age, your skin’s youthful appearance becomes compromised. This is due to a reduction in the natural production of collagen and elastin within your dermal layers, leaving behind wrinkles, thicker scar tissue, large pores, and changes in pigmentation. Regenerative therapies like microneedling are an excellent option for reducing these signs of aging. 

At Aesthetic Lab in Modesto and Turlock, California, Nandeesh Veerappa, MD, and Gifty Aidoo, FNP-C, provide microneedling treatments to reduce hyperpigmentation, soften wrinkles, and treat scars and stretch marks. Our experts can even combine two regenerative therapy treatments — microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) — to give you the best possible results. 

What is regenerative therapy?

Regenerative therapies like microneedling and PRP use the body’s natural healing process to produce healthy, renewed skin cells and reduce the signs of aging. They have a wide range of applications and, when done correctly, can produce astounding results. 

Doctors and scientists worldwide are harnessing the body’s ability to heal and taking it to the next level, giving your body an all-natural super boost. When applied to cosmetic procedures, it’s the evolution of anti-aging treatments. 

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Microneedling is a type of regenerative therapy that slightly damages the surface of your skin to kickstart extra collagen production to help it heal. It can treat many skin issues, even reversing the damage in problem areas. 

1. Treat scars

Acne often results in scarring that can last for months or years. A wide range of products on the market supposedly target these scars, but very few of them are effective. The process of microneedling brings a natural boost of collagen to the area, helping your skin fill in the damage and reduce the scar tissue safely and effectively. Microneedling has even been shown to reduce burn scars by up to 80% in one study.

2. Minimize the appearance of stretch marks

Unlike some types of scarring, stretch marks, also known as striae distensae, are considered permanent. These marks are bundles of collagen that run parallel to the surface of your skin. When combined with additional therapies like serums and creams, microneedling evens out the surrounding skin tone and reduces the overall appearance of the striae. 

3. Reduce wrinkles

Wrinkles are often the result of a natural reduction in collagen due to aging and sun damage. While the process may seem somewhat counterintuitive, microneedling effectively reduces these wrinkles. The tiny needles cause minuscule damage to the skin’s surface, effectively forcing collagen production to areas in need. 

4. Shrink the appearance of pores

Enlarged pores can result from sun damage, genetics, or hormones. While most treatments cannot shrink the pores, there are ways to make them appear less enlarged. Microneedling can help stimulate the collagen and elastin needed to give your pores a smaller appearance. 

5. Improve elasticity and skin tone 

Both elasticity and skin tone are directly related to the amount of collagen and elastin supporting your dermal layers. Regardless of your reasons for getting microneedling, you’ll find that your skin’s elasticity and overall tone have a more youthful appearance. 

Remember that some areas and issues need more than one treatment to see the full benefits. We recommend 4-6 treatments within six months. Our specialists will work with you to create a treatment plan during your consultation and discuss any questions or concerns you may have about the treatment. 

Schedule a microneedling session today

If you’re interested in the regenerative benefits of microneedling with PRP therapy, give us a call or book an appointment online to set up a consultation. Our team will help you decide which treatments are right for you.

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