Collagen is a protein found in your skin and throughout your body that contains a fat-like substance that gives your skin the plumpness that it needs in order to fight against fine lines and wrinkles. However, as you age and as a part of the body’s natural aging process, your body starts to lose collagen and your skin starts to look a bit aged— causing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to become more apparent. Here at Stockton Dermatology, Dr. Toni Stockton encourages patients who are trying to get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles to try one of the most effective solutions on the market: micro-needling. Read on to learn more.
What is micro-needling?
Micro-needling is considered to be a form of collagen induction therapy which is used to help your skin naturally produce more collagen which will give you a more youthful looking glow and appearance. By using a device that pricks your skin using a tiny needle, micro-needling encourages the skin’s natural healing process, which helps you to produce new skin that has more collagen.
What is the procedure like?
When most patients even hear the word “needle” they may make a run for it. However, micro-needling is a process that is not only safe but it is virtually pain-free as well. Before Dr. Toni Stockton starts on the 60 minute long procedures, a local anesthetic will be placed over your skin so that you won’t feel anything during the procedure itself. After which, a small handheld device will be used to needle your skin over and over for around 15-20 times, which in turn will naturally signal your body to heal properly.
If you are fixating on the fine lines and wrinkles you are getting due to older age, then you might want to consider getting micro-needling done. As a safe, and effective method at giving you younger looking skin, micro needling is the perfect choice for most individuals. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Stockton Dermatology today!