Micro needling is a popular skin rejuvenation and anti-aging treatment. Micro needling is a minimally invasive procedure that involves puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile micro needles to promote the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.
The concept of micro needling is based upon the skin’s ability to naturally repair itself when injured. Immediately following an injury, our skin begins the process of dissolving damaged tissue and replacing it with new cells. Micro needling is designed to stimulate your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen formation, which can create smoother, tighter, and overall healthier skin, with a younger looking appearance. This procedure may also diminish skin imperfections. Among other skin improvement benefits, micro needling is highly effective for treating many types of scars including surgical scars, chicken pox scars, burn scars, wound scars, even difficult acne scars.
In Phoenix, Dr. Holy uses a derma roller on the skin. The derma roller needles produce a very shallow puncture which later causes the body’s defenses to fill the tiny wound with collagen and elastin.
One of the benefits of this procedure is that it can be used on many parts of the body:
- Face (including highly sensitive areas)
- Love Handles (Flanks)
Other benefits to choosing micro needling include:
- Effective – improvements are typically visible within days of treatment
- Minimal downtime
- Minimal discomfort
- No bruising, infection, discoloration or other complications
- No permanent damage or injury
- Safe for most skin types
Since micro needling can be used on all parts of the body, it is an excellent option for scar treatment. Most people need a series of 3 treatments to see optimal results, although some scars, especially deeper acne and traumatic scars, may need 6-8 sessions to achieve desired goals.
If you’d like more information about micro needling for scars, contact The Center for Advanced Dermatology at 602-867-7546 or mddermsolutions.com.