One unfortunate aspect of getting older is that our skin really takes a hit in its texture and appearance. By the time most of us have reached our late thirties or early forties, we have started noticing signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. The abundant sunshine and outdoor activities in Florida add to unpleasant changes. Fortunately, there is something you can do about these unwanted skin changes. We’re talking about micro-needling.
A number of non-surgical treatment options have come online in the last few years that can help significantly minimize signs of aging and skin damage without the need to resort to surgery. Minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments like micro-needling offer significant results without the need to go under the knife. This means that your healing time will be dramatically reduced since no incisions that require healing will be necessary. Non-surgical methods also have the advantage of involving fewer complications.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation technique involving the use of a special device which is passed over the skin in order to create many tiny micro-channels in the skin. The treatment takes advantage of the known fact that controlled skin injury leads to skin rejuvenation. Your own body will replace the affected skin tissue and the tissue immediately adjacent to the treatment area.
The micro-needling treatment is used to stimulate healing. Although it may seem counterintuitive that “damaging” your skin can make you look better, it is actually true. Controlled skin injury through micro-needling prompts your body into a self-repair process that results in fewer wrinkles, scars, blemishes, and other issues.
One advantage of undergoing a micro-needling procedure in Florida is that your results will appear quite natural and less drastic than certain types of cosmetic surgery. Your body will gradually remodel your skin following your treatment. Your results will appear over the course of the following weeks and months. No one will know that you have had anything done; people will simply notice that you look like a more rested and youthful version of yourself.
Getting Started with Micro-Needling
Micro-needling has the ability to naturally tighten, smooth, and target parts of the face and body that have started aging. The treatment can help treat aging skin, wrinkles, sun damage, and scars caused by acne or surgery.
If you’re interested in this treatment, make an appointment at Lakeside Dermatology, with two Florida offices located in Sebring and Winter Haven. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more.