Brittle, dull skin and the appearance of fine wrinkles are definite signs of aging, but many adults also experience enlarged pores. These can fill up with oil and grime, dead skin cells, and foreign matter, and this makes it extremely difficult for the skin to breathe. Individuals experiencing this problem become self-conscious. If this sounds like you, consider microneedling as a treatment for problem facial skin.
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling involves the creation of controlled channel wounds, which cause the body to slowly but surely begin to repair skin layers. After several treatments, a new epidermal layer begins to form, and the cells that make up this layer are generally healthier than the cells they replace. Pores become smaller, and the overall skin texture improves as well.
The Science Behind Microneedling
When a multitude of channel wounds are created over a small surface area, the rush of blood and nutrients to the affected site kickstarts a healing process. Since the wounds are very tiny and can hardly be seen with the unaided eye, several treatment sessions are performed over a month or so. This means that the entire skin surface eventually gets needled, and this will result in healthier skin growth. Even more important, collagen production increases, and this smooths the skin even further and reduces pore size as well as the visibility of fine wrinkles and marionette lines.
How We Perform Microneedling
The treatment is completed in less than an hour. Recovery is rapid, as the skin will heal over in just a few days. No post-treatment care is required on the part of the client. After a week or so, we can repeat the procedure. After about four treatments, virtually the entire skin surface has been treated.
Our clients won’t notice much improvement over the next few days, but eventually, the new epidermal layer forms, and it’s more even in tone than the tissue it replaced. Pore size generally diminishes because the skin is more supple and contains a greater amount of collagen.
We may choose to combine microneedling with PRP therapy or stem cells for maximum results. Many of our clients choose to have this procedure performed at least once per year to maintain a smooth skin surface and to keep the pore size reduced.
A Natural Way to Improve Your Facial Features
If enlarged pores and brittle, wrinkled skin are getting you down, there’s a natural, minimally-invasive treatment available. To find out more about microneedling and its benefits, visit All About Me Medical Day Spa in San Diego, CA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!