What Microneedling Can Do for Your Scars
If acne or injuries have left lingering facial scars, minimally invasive microneedling can deliver outstanding benefits. At Aria DermSpa in Madison, CT, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Lisa Donofrio offers an array of cosmetic procedures to maintain facial beauty or rejuvenate youthful skin.
She offers a customized skin assessment to determine optimal care and whether microneedling is right for you. Dr. Donofrio can employ microneedling to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and facial scarring, among other common skin flaws.
What Makes a Scar?
A scar is the remnant of the body healing its wounds. If your skin’s layers get damaged, skin cell regeneration forms scar tissue for healing. The deeper the injury, the more visible the scar. People end up with scars for all kinds of reasons – here are some of the most common ones.
Are your facial acne scars an embarrassing reminder of your awkward puberty years? Acne scarring is typically shallow compared to the deeper scars from trauma and injuries, but that doesn’t make it any less of a concern. Luckily, acne scars can be among the easiest to successfully treat with microneedling. Though acne can appear anywhere on the body, facial scarring is the most noticeable.
Whether from crashing your bike on a gravel road or a 10-car automobile accident, injuries can produce severe facial scars. However, they tend to be unpredictable. Because injuries vary in cause and severity, so will the depth and size of the scars.
These scars typically run deep because incisions cut into skin layers to complete the surgery. As a result, scar tissue forms at each level. Surgical scars are a given, regardless of whether the procedure was for aesthetic or medical reasons. These scars are usually thicker to the touch and more noticeable.
What Is Microneedling?
One of the secrets to maintaining supple skin is sufficient collagen, but production of this essential structural protein reduces with age. With diminished collagen, your skin loses elasticity and wrinkles appear.
Microneedling helps jumpstart collagen production at the source and harness the body’s skin-building properties. This convenient in-office treatment requires little downtime and produces smooth, plump skin. In addition, it is a safe and effective treatment for various cosmetic concerns, including uneven skin texture, hyperpigmentation, and scarring.
How Can Microneedling Reduce Visible Scarring?
The microneedling process encourages new skin cell production and breaks down old scar tissue to promote a healthy, fresh, glowing complexion. A series of microneedling treatments may significantly improve scars’ overall texture, tone, and appearance.
Begin Your Journey Today
Though some scars are like a badge of honor, others can be embarrassing and cause insecurities. Microneedling can be a godsend for smoothing skin and improving your self-esteem.
If your scars cause insecurities and you’re ready to rejuvenate your appearance, contact Dr. Donofrio today.