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All You Need to Know about Microneedling

Microneedling is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that normally involves pricking the skin with tiny sterilized needles. These small wounds created on your skin help increase elastin and collagen production, which helps treat various skin concerns. This treatment can also be used to help get rid of appearing stretch marks or acne scars. Moreover, it is the lasting solution to certain skin concerns that have not responded to other dermatologic procedures. In this article, we will discuss more about microneedling and why you should have your microneedling procedure performed by Dr. Francisco Cardona.

How does microneedling work?

Microneedling works by increasing your body’s collagen production, among other healing factors, by causing trauma to your skin. The skin can lose collagen due to aging or injuries, such as stretch marks, acne scarring, or other scars. However, this treatment can easily fix this by increasing collagen production, keeping your skin radiant and youthful, with a smooth, firm, and elastic texture.

Before the procedure, your doctor will use a topical anesthetic to help lower the chances of pain. This is usually done around an hour before your microneedling procedure. During the procedure, your pediatrician will make tiny needle pricks on your skin with a pen-like tool. These small pricks are usually barely visible that you will probably not notice them after the procedure. Your doctor will gently move the pen-like tool evenly across your skin to allow the new skin also to rejuvenate evenly. After the procedure, your doctor will apply a cooling serum or calming treatment on the treatment area to lower any chances of feeling uncomfortable.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Unlike laser treatments that usually affects the patient skin color or pigmentation and cost about four times the cost of microneedling procedure, microneedling helps get rid of the natural aging signs and address various facial concerns that include:

  •         Acne scars
  •         Reduced skin elasticity
  •         Fine lines and wrinkles
  •         Uneven skin tone
  •         Large pores
  •         Skin discoloration
  •         Sun damage
  •         Loose skin
  •         Dull skin texture

What are the risks involved in microneedling?

Microneedling is generally safe and effective, but not everyone is a good candidate, especially for people who are pregnant, have a history of poor wound healing, scarring, skin disease, or had radiation in the past year. It is also not recommended for people with a medical history of collagen vascular disease, keloid scars, fungal infections, eczema, scleroderma, and psoriasis. Below are some of the common risks involved with microneedling procedures:

Ø  Skin peeling. Your skin may feel tight and flake a little while it gradually heals.

Ø  Pain and redness. You may experience some minor pain after the procedure, and your skin may appear red for some time.

Ø   It is not a quick fix. The results of microneedling procedures usually take time, and some people usually require more than one treatment before satisfactory results are achieved.

Ø  Possible scarring: Microneedling can lead to the formation of large bubbles on your skin (scars).

Ø  Infection: Microneedling creates tiny openings in your skin, which could let germs in, causing infections.

Ø  Healing time: It usually takes several days for one to heal after the procedure.

Take Away

For conservative and long-lasting microneedling results, kindly consult Dr. Francisco Cardona MD, who is an ABIM board-certified physician at Fit-Life MD. With over ten years of experience, Dr. Cardona assures all his patients of satisfactory microneedling results.

James John
I am the admin of this health and fitness blog. I completed his diploma in medical science. I loves to share my knowledge in medical science.
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