How Microneedling Works to Stimulate Skin and Make You Look Younger

Now that summer is over, you're probably noticing a few more facial lines and wrinkles. The sun is fun, but too much can show up on your skin. Don't worry! Microneedling is a popular treatment that stimulates your skin, so you look years younger. 

Dr. Dennis Roberts, at his private practice in Indio, California, offers microneedling to help erase or reduce signs of sun damage. This magical treatment can do wonders for your skin and your self-confidence. Keep reading to learn more!

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy. The treatment aims to increase collagen production, which smooths and fills fine lines and wrinkles. 

To put it simply, microneedling is the insertion of thin needles into your skin's top layer. Think of it as "controlled injury" to your skin that creates tiny tears. As the tears heal, collagen produces and fills in your wrinkles, scars, and fine lines.

What conditions can microneedling treat?

Besides ridding your face of wrinkles, microneedling can also reduce the appearance of sagging skin and cellulite. This treatment also works for these conditions: 

Does microneedling really work?

There's been a lot of research on microneedling and whether it's beneficial. The Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, published an article that concluded, “Microneedling showed noteworthy results when used on its own and when combined with topical products or radiofrequency.”

When compared to other treatments, the review says, microneedling showed similar results but with shorter downtime and minor side effects.

This multi-purpose treatment can do wonders for your skin quickly and effectively. It's no wonder so many are opting for this over other procedures.

What are microneedling risks?

Every medical treatment or procedure comes with some risks. Microneedling is no different. Here’s what you should know before moving forward with this treatment:

Infection can occur

The tiny holes from microneedling can sometimes, but rarely, become infected. To avoid that complication, be sure to keep treatment areas clean and avoid public places where germs are everywhere. For example, swimming pools and health clubs.

You might feel minor pain

Dr. Roberts will apply a numbing agent to reduce discomfort during microneedling. However, you still might feel a little pain after the treatment. There's also a chance that your skin will be a little red a few days after microneedling.

Your skin might change color

After microneedling, your skin might show some areas of dark or light discoloration, but the situation is temporary. 

If you're ready to reverse the signs of aging, schedule an appointment with Dr. Dennis Roberts. You can call our office at 760-209-8469 or request an appointment online

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