Scars, uneven pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles all keep our skin from looking as bright as it could. Topical creams may help some, but they don’t always give us the results we want. At Lakeside Dermatology, we offer micro-needling to anyone looking to improve the look and feel of their skin. Contact us to learn more about this treatment and how it can help you.
What Is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a minimally invasive treatment that creates micro-channels in the skin with tiny needles. Once these channels have been created, the body reacts to them the same way it would an injury by producing higher levels of collagen in the treated area.
What Can Be Treated with Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a versatile treatment that can address many different skin concerns at once, including the following:
- Acne scars
- Uneven pigmentation
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
The secret behind the success of micro-needling lies in its ability to encourage the body to produce higher levels of collagen. Collagen is what allows our skin to remain strong and elastic, which in turn helps it stay smooth and youthful. Collagen production levels start to drop off as we age, but a simple treatment like micro-needling is all it takes to boost production again.
Possibly the biggest benefit of this treatment is that it requires very little, if any, downtime. After their treatment session has been completed, most people can go back to their regular routine without any difficulty. This makes micro-needling an especially good option for anyone who wants to improve or restore the look of their skin but cannot undergo a more invasive procedure.
Micro-needling has also been recognized as a treatment that provides long-lasting results that only get better over time. This is because collagen production is a process that takes time. While you will likely enjoy noticeable results within a few days, the best results will be seen once collagen production reaches its peak in the weeks and months following your treatment session. Those who want to see their skin continue to improve can come back for repeat sessions every couple of months.
Find Out if Micro-Needling Is Right for You
Micro-needling is just one of the many customized services offered at Lakeside Dermatology. If you would like to learn more about this popular treatment, contact either of our offices in Sebring or Winter Haven to get started.