Microneedling for Charlotte patients
Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that pokes tiny holes in the skin. As the skin heals, collagen is stimulated, removing fine lines and some wrinkles. Wrinkles are an eventual reality for everyone who lives long enough. Taking the best possible care of your skin to avoid premature aging of the skin is a good idea, but once the wrinkles have made their appearance, microneedling may be one of the best options for rejuvenation. Microneedling is effectively used for:
- Reducing scars caused by acne, surgery, or thermal burns
- Fading stretch marks
- Reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Improving overall skin texture and appearance
There are a few benefits that make patients consider microneedling. The procedure is suitable for thin and sensitive skin and is safe to use on dark skin. The treatment can be performed in your dermatologist’s office on an outpatient basis. Depending upon the depth of penetration, microneedling usually takes 24 to 96 hours to allow for the reduction of swelling, redness, and potential scabbing. Most patients resume regular activities within a few days.
The importance of collagen
Did you know that our bodies make less and less collagen as we age? Microneedling, is a safe and convenient way to boost the amount of collagen made by your skin. The results are quickly evident, and after treatments most patients will experience a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, acne, dark spots, melasma, enlarged pores, stretch marks, and scars. Microneedling also aids in tightening your skin, improves its tone, and enhances your skin’s texture.
Who is not a candidate for microneedling?
The microneedling procedure is approved by the FDA for all skin types. But be sure to provide your dermatologist with your complete medical history. Some medical conditions may prohibit you from being a candidate for microneedling. For example, if you have a history of keloid scarring, this may mean that microneedling isn’t for you. Your doctor will be concerned if you have had any other procedures performed on the area you to treat with microneedling.
Microneedling skin treatment in Charlotte, NC
If you seek to avoid problems with your skin, hair, or nails, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality and innovative treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon is a board-certified dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your cosmetic concerns.
Their range of services includes medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. In addition to Halo by Sciton, they provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. Treatment is available for both adult and pediatric patients. Call Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte today for a skin evaluation and analysis of stubborn fat to see if you are a candidate for acne scar treatment.