A scar is your body’s natural response to skin injury. When an injury only involves the uppermost layer of skin, you’ll probably see new skin form after the wound has healed. When the damage goes deeper than the first layer, your body will form a type of tissue that is thicker than normal skin. This type of tissue tends to become a scar. Newly formed scars typically have a reddish or pink color. When a scar becomes older, it may turn lighter or darker than surrounding skin. Whether your scars were caused by acne, surgery, or injury, microneedling can help reduce their appearance.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an advanced skin rejuvenation treatment involving the creation of numerous microscopic channels to the surface of the skin. This encourages your body to lay down a new collagen matrix with fresh skin to replace old, damaged skin tissue. The treatment works with the healing abilities of your own body as it creates remodeled skin over the following weeks.
What Does Microneedling Treat?
A needling treatment has the ability to improve the condition of skin affected by wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, rough skin texture, stretch marks, sunspots, and scars. Virtually any skin condition can be improved with a microneedling procedure.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for this Procedure?
The vast majority of patients make suitable candidates for a needling treatment. However, it is not for everyone. If you are currently suffering from an active skin infection or breakout, you will need to treat these conditions before undergoing this procedure.
How is a Needling Procedure Performed?
We begin by completely cleansing the surface of your skin. We then move a microneedling device gently over your skin in a series of sweeps. Each sweep of this device will create hundreds of microscopic openings in the surface of your skin, triggering a skin rejuvenation process.
How Should I Care for My Skin After My Needling Treatment?
Following your microneedling treatment, you will need to be especially gentle with your skin. Avoid vigorously rubbing or massaging the treatment area. Do not apply makeup immediately after your procedure. Avoid prolonged sun exposure or experimenting with new skin care products. Stick with what you know is soothing for your skin.
Schedule Your Consultation for More Information
If you would like to experience for yourself how a microneedling treatment can reduce the appearance of your scars, please reach out and book an appointment with Pristine Med Spa! At our convenient location in Ridgecrest, CA, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!