Are you bothered by the appearance of your skin, causing you to lose self-esteem? Problems like wrinkles, acne scars and poor skin tone can leave you feeling depressed and helpless. Although you may have an excellent skin care routine, that will not stop skin damage from sun exposure, environmental toxins or poor genetics.

Most people simply choose to live with poor overall skin tone, while others attempt to do something about it. Cosmetic procedures have never been more popular and offered so many choices. Many people choose to have some type of cosmetic surgery to improve their skin tone, while others prefer safer, minimally-invasive techniques that involve less risks and require less downtime.

What is Micro-Needling?

Micro-needling is an innovative technique that is safe and effective at enhancing overall skin tone, as well as minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation and sagging skin.

The treatment works by stimulating your body into producing fresh collagen. In fact, micro-needling is also known as collagen induction therapy. Collagen is an important skin component that provides a lattice or framework to firm your skin. It also allows for the development of blood vessels to transport nutrients to your skin cells and remove toxins.

The practitioner uses a small, handheld device that contains many tiny needles on its surface. These sterile needles create many tiny punctures in the skin, coaxing the body into producing fresh skin cells to replace the older, damaged ones. The result is skin that has fewer signs of lines and wrinkles, reduced scarring and better overall skin tone.

What are the Benefits?

Micro-needling offers some benefits that surgical procedures do not. The treatment does not involve surgery, so there is less need for downtime to heal as with conventional surgical procedures. Since there are no incisions, recovery time is much faster. In fact, there is little to no downtime required after a micro-needling treatment.

Another advantage that micro-needling has over surgical procedures is that it is quite fast. One treatment generally takes well under one hour. It is also less risky than surgical techniques since no anesthesia is required.

The side effects of a micro-needling procedure are very minimal and resolve themselves quickly without the need for medical intervention. For example, you may notice some mild redness that resembles a minor sunburn. Most patients find that this fades within just hours of the treatment.

Is Micro-Needling Right for You?

If you have been looking for a safe and effective way to improve your overall skin tone, consider micro-needling treatments at Orlando Dermatology. Our office is located in Orlando. Contact us today to request a consultation.

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