How Micro-Needling Can Eliminate Scars And Stretch Marks

By editor
September 15, 2015

Micro-needling is a procedure which safely stimulates the skin’s natural healing process. Acne scars and wrinkles are skin problems that many people have, which is where micro-needling becomes useful. When done correctly, micro-needling minimizes wrinkles and improves the appearance of scars.

However, there are a few things you must know about micro-needling before deciding if it is right for you. Without knowing these three things, you run the risk of damaging your skin further instead of making it look better.
Here you will learn the most important information about micro-needling, including how the micro-needling procedure works, the benefits of micro-needling, and DIY (do-it-yourself) micro-needling vs micro-needling done by a cosmetic dermatologist.

microneedling treatmentWhat is micro-needling?

The first thing you should know is what to expect during and after micro-needling. First of all, the sensation is tolerable – it is comparative to sandpaper being moved across the skin.
This causes micro injuries to the skin, which forces the skin to heal itself by creating new elastin and collagen. When done by a professional dermatologist, the treatment is customized for the best results.

Benefits of micro-needling

Now that you know what micro-needling is, you can understand the benefits. The main benefit is smoother and more radiant skin just a week or two after the first procedure.

You should also know that recovery time for micro-needling is fast at 2 days, compared to 7 days or more with laser resurfacing. Improvements from the procedure can last for up to 6 months as collagen production continues.

DIY micro needling vs micro needling treatment

Last, you need to know the difference between DIY micro-needling and micro-needling from a professional dermatologist. To begin with, all dermatologists urge caution about DIY micro-needling because of the risk of infection and scarring.

You should also know that micro-needling is most effective against acne scars when it is done by a doctor, according to several studies. If you still decide to try DIY micro-needling, it is recommended that you consult a physician first.

The Verdict

Acne scars, surgical scars, discoloration, wrinkles, fine lines, tone and texture, enlarged pores, broken capillaries and even stretch marks can be treated with micro-needling.

Want more information on Micro-Needling? Contact Goldman Dermatology Today
If you want to know if micro-needling is right for you, contact Goldman Dermatology today. We are based in New York and can be reached directly at 212-962-1115. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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