5 Reasons Microneedling Is So Beneficial for Your Skin

Unhappy with what you see when you take a closeup look at your face in the mirror? The gradual and cumulative effects of sun exposure and aging can slowly cause your face to lose its youthful freshness. Lines and wrinkles form, dark spots appear, and your skin can feel dry and textured. 

At Laughlin Plastic Surgery, with locations in Annapolis and Easton, Maryland, Dr. Daniel Laughlin provides a solution for aging facial skin: microneedling. It's a quick, easy way to kickstart your body's regenerative powers, turning back the clock on the age of your skin.

An introduction to microneedling

Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin procedure that causes tiny "injuries" to your skin that you can barely feel, but that prompt your body's natural healing and regeneration processes to take over. When the skin cells are subjected to microneedling, it restarts collagen production. 

Collagen provides structure and elasticity for your skin, keeping it smooth and young looking. As you age, your body makes less collagen, and fine lines and wrinkles can start to form. By stimulating the body to make extra collagen, microneedling provides many benefits for your skin.

5 benefits of microneedling for your skin

Since microneedling promotes collagen renewal, the main benefits of microneedling are directly tied to increased collagen production. 

1. Smoother skin

Collagen fills in fine lines and wrinkles, making your skin look smoother and younger. With repeated treatments, you can see a significant improvement in your appearance

2. Scar treatment

Scars from acne, stretch marks, or trauma can cause depressions in your skin. Collagen can help fill in these areas, resulting in a more even skin texture.

3. Skin toning

Hyperpigmentation of scars on darker skin can be an added problem Microneedling can can help improve hyperpigmentation and smooth out skin tone.

4. Improved elasticity

In addition to boosting collagen production, microneedling also enhances the production of elastin, giving your skin more flexibility and reducing sagging and wrinkling.

5. Smaller pores

Microneedling also makes pores appear smaller, since the collagen fills out and plumps the area around each pore to minimize it.

Microneedling can be accomplished in a short visit, you won’t have any downtime, and side effects are usually mild and involve slight redness or swelling of the face. The micro injuries heal in just a day or two, and collagen production from the treatment will be fully visible in two or three months. You can repeat the procedure as needed to improve your skin’s appearance.

Ready to enjoy a more youthful look? Call our offices today for a consultation at our Annapolis or Easton location. 

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