One of the most effective ways to diminish the ravages of time is by gently exfoliating your skin on a routine basis. This at-home process helps break dead, damaged, and dry skin down so that the new and healthy skin beneath it can be revealed. When performed at deeper levels, regular exfoliation creates controlled damage that incites the skin’s natural healing abilities. To achieve truly optimum results, and to obtain an array of impressive cosmetic improvements, however, controlled damage must impact the mid-layers of the dermis and beyond. This is where micro-needling comes in. This quick and minimally-invasive procedure can minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, enlarged pores, and many other age-related cosmetic issues.
Taking Your Skin Care to the Next Level
Micro-needling is designed to create tiny, micro-sized channels in the dermis. Rather than abrading damaged cells away, this treatment encourages the skin to repair and renew itself. During this process, a small, hand-held appliance is passed over the treatment area. This device is fitted with tiny rows of needles that pierce the skin at a significant depth.
Micro-Needling Can Replenish Your Natural Collagen Stores
There’s a wealth of cosmetic benefits that you can gain from this procedure. To start, the process of creating micro-wounds at the surface layers triggers the more rapid regeneration of new skin cells. This helps brighten and even out the skin for improved texture and tone. Patients with sun spots, melasma, active acne, mild to moderate acne scarring, and other superficial skin issues, can expect these problems to abate. After the healing process is complete, most patients’ complexions look both younger and healthier overall.
The greatest benefit of this treatment, however, is its ability to increase natural collagen production. For many people, collagen production or collagenesis starts to decline in the mid to late 30s. The increases in collagen that occur over the weeks and months that follow a micro-needling treatment are capable of filling in fine lines and wrinkles, tightening sagging skin, improving overall skin elasticity and fitness, and minimizing the appearance of deep or pitted scars. This is why micro-needling is often referred to as collagen induction therapy.
Is Micro-Needling Right for You?
Micro-needling is an effective treatment for reversing the common signs of aging, limiting the frequency, duration, and severity of acne breakouts, evening out the skin’s texture and tone, and addressing problems with declining collagen and all-around volume loss. Patients can expect two to three days of moderate aftercare and healing. Moreover, many people find that it takes two or more micro-needling treatments to achieve their cosmetic goals. Feel free to reach out to the team at Vimi Laser & Skincare Clinic in Scarborough or Markham to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!