Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a minimally invasive approach to achieving a more youthful appearance. This treatment effectively targets wrinkles, acne scars, and enlarged pores by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of healthy, firm skin.

This popular procedure has a host of benefits, from improving sun damage to scars. More specifically, here’s a breakdown of some key advantages:

  • Combats signs of aging: Fine lines, wrinkles, and a loss of firmness are all targeted by microneedling. It stimulates collagen and elastin production, which plumps and tightens the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and giving a more youthful look.
  • Scar reduction:  Microneedling is effective in minimizing the appearance of scars, including acne scars. The controlled micro-injuries trigger the body’s healing response, encouraging new collagen formation to fill in scar tissue.
  • Improves skin texture and tone:  Enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, and overall texture can all be addressed with microneedling. The treatment helps to refine pores, even out pigmentation, and create a smoother, more radiant complexion.
  • Boosts product absorption: Microneedling creates tiny channels in the skin, allowing skincare products to penetrate deeper. This enhances the effectiveness of your serums and moisturizers.
  • Relatively minimal downtime:  Compared to more invasive procedures, microneedling offers faster recovery. You may experience some redness and temporary sensitivity, but downtime is usually minimal.
  • Suitable for various skin tones: Unlike some laser treatments, microneedling is safe for a wider range of skin tones as it doesn’t rely on light or heat, which can cause hyperpigmentation in darker skin tones.

Another bonus is that Microneedling can be done all over the body, not just the face. Use it to treat arms, legs, neck, abdomen, back and hands. It’s important to remember that individual results may vary. For additional information, click here.

Regardless of your goals, Dr. Monique S. Cohn, DO FAOCD is here to discuss if microneedling is right for you. Schedule an appointment online at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center or by calling 330-425-7600 for additional details, consultation and treatment.