Everyone understands that as we get older, the appearance and the health of our skin is going to change. Getting older is inevitable. However, you do have a choice as to whether or not you will look your true age. One treatment that can help is microneedling. It is a simple treatment that offers big results.
What is Microneedling?
This treatment uses a special device to create microchannels in the area that is being treated. It might sound like a counterproductive measure, but the treatment makes more sense when you understand how your body responds to injuries. When your skin is injured, your body reacts by flooding the injured area with collagen and elastin. These compounds are what your body uses to repair itself. They are also the compounds that give your skin its youthful appearance and its ability to bounce back.
The reason your skin is experiencing issues associated with aging is that now as you are older, your body is not creating the same amount of collagen and elastin it used to. So your skin is suffering the consequences. However, when you create microscopic openings in your skin, you have injured spaces right next to healthy skin. As all of these areas are flooded with collagen and elastin, your skin begins to take on a youthful and vibrant appearance.
What Conditions Can Microneedling Treat?
This treatment is designed to address a number of skin conditions associated with aging. For example, if in your youth you spent a lot of time in the sun, you may notice that your skin is now discolored, you are dealing with hyperpigmentation, or you have sunspots. Microneedling may be able to help even out the coloration of your skin.
Time, the elements, diet, and other factors may have contributed to you developing fine lines and wrinkles sooner than you would have liked. When you use microneedling, the treated areas are infused with compounds and nutrients that are needed in order to restore the appearance of your skin. So you may start to see fine lines and wrinkles disappear after this treatment. Another benefit of microneedling is that when you apply topical cream, the cream is able to penetrate the external layer of your skin and get down to the deeper layers of your skin where it can have the most impact.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
Would you be interested in learning more about microneedling, a simple treatment with big results? If so, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Westover Hills Dermatology. At our convenient location in San Antonio, TX, we would be happy to show you how it may be possible for you to regain some of the youthful vigor your skin had not so long ago. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!