The more scientists understand your skin, the more options you have to improve it. That’s especially true when it comes to your skin’s support structure.
We now know that your skin relies on a protein called collagen to keep it tight and supple. But we also know that your body slowly stops making collagen over time. And this contributes to a variety of skin woes.
Fortunately, at SafiraMD Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Center in Alpharetta, Georgia, Andrea Volk, MD, and our professional team offer a number of ways to boost collagen production in your skin. One of the best options is microneedling, a treatment that taps into your body’s natural healing ability to improve your skin.
During microneedling, we use tiny needles to create pinpricks on the surface of your skin. Your body interprets these as injuries and engages its healing process, which includes creating new collagen. Because of that, this all-natural treatment can effectively address several skin flaws. Here are six of them.
Your skin needs collagen for its support structure. By kick-starting collagen production, microneedling bolsters the scaffolding within your skin, helping to undo the laxity that can come with age.
If you have areas of hyperpigmentation — darker spots and uneven skin tone — microneedling can help. Not only does this treatment encourage collagen production, but the healing response it triggers also means your body makes new skin cells in general. These new cells can replace cells with excess pigmentation, helping to fade spots on your skin.
If you have rough skin or scars, we can use microneedling to address these texture problems. With the skin regeneration that this treatment stimulates, you get a noticeable improvement in the surface of your skin. Scars, including acne scars, become less noticeable, and your skin looks smoother.
Reduced collagen contributes to wrinkles on your skin. While the team at SafiraMD Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Center offers other treatments like Botox® and fillers to smooth deeper wrinkles and folds, microneedling can address fine lines before they develop into full-blown wrinkles.
Noticeable pores are one of the top reasons patients seek microneedling. With this treatment, we can help to minimize the appearance of your pores, giving you a more flawless complexion.
As the new skin cells your body creates after microneedling replace your old skin cells, your skin goes from dull to dewy. All told, because microneedling triggers the creation of new skin cells, you look radiant following a treatment session.
Does microneedling sound like a good fit for your skin goals? Call us at SafiraMD Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.