Updated: Aug 23, 2021
The creation of controlled channel wounds in the skin may sound a bit odd, but it’s actually a safe, effective treatment for a variety of skin issues including hyperpigmentation. Dark areas such as blemishes and acne scars can be improved via microneedling for hyperpigmentation. Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is minimally-invasive and is considered safer for most individuals than most other treatments.
We are experts in microneedling, and we can set up a customized treatment schedule for anyone wanting to rid themselves of visually apparent blemishes such as age spots, rosacea, melasma, and even prominent freckles. Some of these problems become more apparent due to sun exposure, and to compound the problem, sun damage can also make the skin surface appear more dull and brittle. Microneedling can help correct all of the above.
How Does It Work?
The tiny channels created by microneedling don’t really harm the skin at all. In fact, they do less damage than a small cut or scrape. It’s easy for the body to fill in the wounds with replacement tissue.
The idea behind creating channels in the skin is to stimulate a response by the body. Nutrients are rushed to these miniscule injury sites, and the areas quickly fill in with lymphatic fluid, blood, and nutrients. The body will also accelerate the production of new material that eventually becomes the newer epidermal layer. Superficial blemishes become less noticeable because some of the damaged cells that make up these spots are replaced by healthier tissue.
We will generally schedule a series of treatment sessions, spaced apart by a couple of weeks. Collagen production increases after multiple treatments and continues for months, so visual improvement in the skin tone and texture really becomes noticeable after most of the treatments have been performed.
Advantages Over Other Cosmetic Treatments
Microneedling for hyperpigmentation doesn’t involve the use of chemicals, and it doesn’t ablate the entire surface of the skin. This makes it suitable for most all skin textures and tones.
We’re ready to answer all your questions about microneedling and what it can do to improve the texture and tone of your skin. Get in touch with us at Skindulgenz in Scottsdale to learn more. Contact us today and book a consultation for microneedling!