Medical Micro-Needling for Skin Rejuvenation: A Patient Resource
For those suffering from acne scarring, rough skin texture, and wrinkles, medical micro-needling offers an effective skin rejuvenation treatment to help skin work at its best. Read on to learn more about the procedure, which is now offered by our award-winning team at Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic.
What is Micro-Needling and How Does it Work?
Micro-Needling uses repeated punctures from an ultra-fine needle to create a “perceived injury.” Small, nearly painless punctures make the skin act as though it has been hurt. The skin then sends a host of helpful healing agents to the surface, which can help ameliorate a number of conditions, including acne scarring and wrinkling. The procedure uses a sterilized pen-like tool with circular microscopic needles to glide over the face. It penetrates the outer layer of the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin naturally. Results are not only seen right away, but they can also continue to improve for months after the procedure as the skin continues to heal.
What Skin Issues Can Micro-Needling Help With?
Increased collagen and elastin can help to heal a number of skin conditions. Since medical micro-needling works to promote the production of both of these agents, it’s a highly effective total skin rejuvenation treatment that can help with the following issues:
- – Moderate acne scarring
- – Wrinkles and fine lines from aging and sun damage
- – Loose, lax skin
- – Rough skin texture and large pore size
Does The Procedure Hurt?
Since skin needling does involve micro-punctures in the epidermis, most patients report a small discomfort to mild sunburn or razor burn for the first 24 to 48 hours. During the procedure itself, our board-certified plastic surgeons take care to make needling virtually painless.
To learn more about medical micro-needling, set up a consultation with our medical team at Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic today!