Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin treatment that boosts your own body’s natural ability to heal and increase collagen production. The skilled medical team at Bopp Dermatology offers in-office microneedling treatments to enhance your skin’s health and address many skin flaws common with aging.
Why collagen is important
Your body produces collagen, an essential building block to strong, vibrant skin. In your youth, your body made lots of collagen to keep your skin firm and wrinkle-free.
As you get older, this collagen production slows down and your skin becomes noticeably thinner. A loss of collagen can also cause lost skin volume and sagging, making you look older than you are.
Your skin is also subjected to environmental factors that speed up the aging process and cause your complexion to look dull and lifeless. As a result of sun exposure, chemicals in your skin products, and air pollution, you’re at risk for developing:
- Age spots
Your skin tone may also appear uneven and your overall facial features can appear tired and worn out.
How microneedling can restore healthy skin
Microneedling involves the use of a handheld device that contains microneedles designed to create small puncture wounds on the surface of your skin. Your aesthetician passes the device over your skin to create the microscopic wounds in an even, consistent pattern.
As a result of your treatment, your skin benefits in five primary ways:
1.A triggered healing response
Your body is designed to heal itself from the inside out, requiring no invasive procedures or surgery. Microneedling triggers your body’s own healing ability, allowing you to boost the health and appearance of your skin with long-term results.
2. Production of new collagen
As part of the healing process, your body produces new collagen which increases your skin’s overall health and also its appearance. New collagen plumps up your face and makes the skin more supple, improving the look of areas where you’ve lost volume and restoring the youthful glow of your skin.
3. Fewer wrinkles and lines
With new collagen, you not only add volume to your face, but your existing wrinkles and lines become less visible. Collagen tightens and firms your skin, making it appear smoother and younger.
4. Reduction in noticeable scars
If you have scars from acne or chickenpox, the new collagen that microneedling stimulates can fill in depressed scars. The microneedling device can also break up excess tissue in raised scars, minimizing their appearance.
5. A more even skin tone
Age spots, sunspots, and other areas of discoloration can make you look worn out and older than you are. Microneedling can address hyperpigmentation and discoloration by increasing the necessary enzymes that protect skin health.
To maximize the results and benefits of microneedling, the Bopp Dermatology team can add high-quality serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to your treatment. PRP contains important growth factors that generate healthy skin cells, and it’s found naturally in your own blood.
Following the microneedling process, your aesthetician can apply these substances to further enhance your skin rejuvenation treatment.
If you’re ready to brighten and revitalize your skin without harsh chemicals or surgery, schedule a microneedling consultation at Bopp Dermatology today by calling our office in Metairie, Louisiana, at 504-291-7391.