Do you struggle with skin pigmentation issues? Do you have patches of skin that appear darker than the surrounding skin? It’s a skin condition called hyperpigmentation. It can be caused by various reasons including hormonal changes, sun exposure, acne, tattoos, medication or aging.
Hyperpigmentation occurs when your body produces an uneven amount of melanin throughout the layer of your skin. It can be the result of sunburn, acne, or cuts. When melanin is produced in excess the dark spots will appear. Over time instead of fading the spots become more pronounced because your skin stops producing new cells as you age. Microneedling can help with hyperpigmentation.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a technique that involves using multiple tiny sterile needles to puncture the skin to prompt the skin rebuild and produce new collagen cells. When microneedling is performed on the skin, the tiny needles puncture the skin creating microchannels.
These small injuries trigger the body’s healing process. The old layer of skin becomes dry and peels off in about a week. In the next 10 to 14 days, new collagen and elastin form over the injuries. For additional healing, microneedling can be used to deposit serums like vitamin C deeper into the skin to boost the treatment of a variety of skin pigmentation issues.
Although dark spots are reduced with microneedling, this treatment is not a quick fix. Depending on your skin’s condition, you would need 4 to 6 sessions of microneedling with a gap of 4 to 8 weeks between each treatment session. Results are cumulative. Your skin will start responding and showing improvement after the first session. Your skin will be more sensitive after each treatment so you must apply sunscreen on your skin for protection.
Benefits and Side Effects of Microneedling
A 2018 medical study found microneedling can improve acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. The process is also used to minimize wrinkles, blackheads, stretch marks, alopecia, rosacea, and loose skin. Because microneedling increases the production of collagen it helps to keep your skin looking youthful and rejuvenated with a firm, smooth texture.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure with no downtime for recovery. It is chemical-free and induces the body to heal itself naturally. But there are some possible side effects. Some patients experience minor irritation, redness, swelling, and bruising after a session.
Visit DermaClinic for Microneedling Treatments
An ideal candidate for microneedling is someone who is in overall good health and has skin pigmentation or acne issues that have not responded well to at-home treatments or other dermatologic procedures.
If you believe you are a good candidate, consult with the team at Dermaclinic in Coral Gables to get all the facts about microneedling to see if this is the right option for you. Our South Florida skincare experts use Dermapen. Call us today at 786-210-4234 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you look your best.