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7 Popular Uses for Microneedling

 7 Popular Uses for Microneedling

Microneedling is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment that improves the appearance of rough or dull skin. It’s effective against age spots, stretch marks, wrinkles, scars, acne, and large pores. 

Jordan Valley Dermatology Center in South Jordan, Utah, offers many innovative skincare services and products, including microneedling therapy. Dermatologist Douglass Forsha, MD, and our team improve your skin’s health using rejuvenating treatments, either with or without regenerative medicine boosts. 

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is also called collagen-induction therapy. Using the finest needles to penetrate the skin, we create countless tiny puncture wounds that trigger your body's own growth factors to rush to the surface. This stimulates the skin to regenerate naturally, forming new collagen and elastin fibers. These give the skin new resilience and elasticity to rejuvenate your complexion, among other benefits. 

7 ways microneedling improves skin

Microneedling treatment is suitable for every skin type and at every age. Dr. Forsha uses this therapy to renew your skin’s glow, making it look healthier and more youthful. Microneedling targets specific areas to minimize or eliminate the following conditions.

  1. Rough skin

Microneedling restores smooth skin by promoting collagen production without a scalpel or the risk of scarring. 

  1. Fine lines

As you age, your skin gradually loses its resilience and elasticity. It becomes drier, and the surface of the skin becomes thinner. The first signs of this are fine lines, like crow's feet around the eyes and laugh lines around the corners of the mouth. 

The wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, which begin as barely visible fine lines, become more pronounced over time. In addition, stress and environmental influences, such as UV light and smoking accelerate skin aging. Microneedling provides a visible reduction of existing wrinkles and improves skin elasticity.

  1. Wrinkles

Microneedling reduces wrinkles using the body's own collagen production, forming new connective tissue. Growth factors stimulate the production of collagen and elastin fibers responsible for the elasticity and strength of the connective tissue. This tightens the skin and smooths wrinkles, making your skin appear firmer, more revitalized, and more youthful.

To enhance the effect, Dr. Forsha can combine microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which uses a substance created from your own blood.

  1. Acne scars and other small scars

Scars form when you injure your skin. The most significant difference between unblemished skin and scar tissue is the lack of elasticity. Scar tissue is thicker, less flexible, and can’t store moisture. Microneedling penetrates the skin, irritating cells. This process stimulates blood circulation, promotes skin regeneration, and initiates cell renewal. 

  1. Stretch marks

Stretch marks are fine scars that reduce skin elasticity. Microneedling penetrates the epidermis, stimulating cell division and the release of growth hormone to strengthen skin resistance. The formation of new collagen fibers makes the skin appear firmer and younger.

  1. Large pores

Microneedling refines pores and increases your skin’s moisture content. This leaves your skin looking significantly younger, smoother, and pore-free to improve your self-confidence.

  1. Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation, also called age spots or sunspots, occurs when excess melanin clumps together and forms spots or patches of darker skin. Microneedling encourages your skin to form new connective tissue and collagen. Due to the boosted skin renewal process, hyperpigmentation gradually diminishes.

Microneedling is a quick and effective nonsurgical way to turn back the clock on aging skin. 

To learn more about microneedling or PRP treatment, call Jordan Valley Dermatology Center or book an appointment online today.

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