We’re sorry if we misled you!
We recently told you about micro-needling, which is the latest and greatest in optimal skincare tone and rejuvenation therapy. But we may have misled you to believe that it can only be performed above the shoulders.
Micro-needling: it’s not just for your face!
Medical micro-needling can be used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face and body by treating:
- Wrinkles and fine lines;
- Sagging, thin skin;
- Scars from acne, chicken pox, burns, and surgery;
- Stretch marks;
- Dilated pores.
“Stunning” results: welcome to the future of non-surgical skin tightening.
The major cause of advanced aging of our skin is the loss of our collagen and elastin matrix. Collagen loss is influenced largely by our genetics as well as our environmental and personal care habits. Burning and excessive accumulated UV exposure, smoking, poor nutritional habits, lack of consistent skin hygiene all can act to accelerate collagen loss and lead to premature skin aging.
Approximately 75% of the dermis (the layer of skin beneath the epidermis) is made up of collagen. In healthy skin it’s arranged in bundles known as a “basket-weave” formation, which provides the overall skin with its strength and prevents tearing and breakdown. Being that collagen decreases as we age, the skin tends to become thinner and sags as we get older.
So what are the benefits of micro-needling, you ask?
- Visual and noticeable improvement in a few days from the first treatment;
- Cost effective – there’s no expensive investment needed;
- Short healing time (typically 1/2 ~ 1 day);
- No permanent damage or injury;
- No bruising, infection, discoloration or other complications;
- Extremely high absorption of any active ingredients;
- Almost all skin types can be treated;
- Thickens the dermis without damaging or removing epidermis.
Micro-needling can be a good choice for people who have not had success in reducing the look of wrinkles or deep acne scars with other types of treatment. The cost is lower than many other procedures, the recovery is easier and the risk is less than that of more invasive treatment options.
Imagine getting rid of those pesky fine lines and wrinkles…or finally saying “goodbye” to those embarrassing pregnancy stretch marks or stubborn cellulite.
Just call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation to determine if micro-needling is the right choice for your health and beauty goals.