5 Skin Concerns Microneedling Can Treat

Oct 02, 2023
5 Skin Concerns Microneedling Can Treat
Microneedling is a popular and effective skin-rejuvenating procedure. Learn how this minimally invasive procedure targets particular skin concerns and helps you achieve a smooth, enviable complexion.

There's always a "new" way to advance your skin health. Microneedling, however, is a treatment that has stood the test of time and continues to gain increasing popularity among dermatologists and patients. 

Microneedling creates controlled micro-injuries in the skin's surface, stimulating the body's natural healing process and promoting collagen and elastin production. This ultimately leads to improved skin texture and appearance.

At North Pacific Dermatology & Aesthetics, dermatologist Kelly Kinsley, MD, and an experienced aesthetic team offer microneedling to help with various skin concerns, including rough skin texture and premature aging. Read on to learn the five most common reasons you would sign up for this procedure.

  1. Fine lines and wrinkles

As we age, our skin naturally loses collagen and elastin, developing fine lines and wrinkles. The slowdown in the production of these critical skin compounds that provide resilience and tautness to your complexion begins in your mid to late 20s!

Microneedling is an effective way to address these signs of aging. During the procedure, tiny needles create micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production. Over time, this increased collagen production results in smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin.

2. Acne scars

Acne can leave behind unsightly scars that affect our self-confidence and skin texture. Microneedling helps improve the appearance of acne scars by promoting the growth of new, healthy skin cells. The procedure encourages the skin to heal itself and regenerate, gradually reducing the visibility of acne scars. 

Dr. Kinsley may recommend multiple sessions for you to see the most significant improvements in acne scars.

3. Uneven skin texture

Whether it's due to sun damage, scarring, or other skin conditions, uneven skin texture can be frustrating. Microneedling helps to even out the skin's surface by promoting cell turnover and collagen production. Over time, this results in smoother, more refined skin texture, leaving you with a complexion that looks and feels rejuvenated.

4. Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation, such as melasma and sunspots, can be challenging to address. You may feel self-conscious by the irregular patches and discoloration.

Microneedling reduces the appearance of hyperpigmented areas by breaking down the excess melanin and encouraging the skin to regenerate. As new, healthy skin cells replace the treated areas, pigmentation irregularities become less noticeable, and your skin looks more evenly toned.

5. Enlarged pores

Large pores can make your skin look rough and uneven. Microneedling helps minimize the appearance of large pores by stimulating collagen and elastin production, which tightens the skin and reduces pore size. As the skin becomes firmer and more elastic, your pores become less noticeable, contributing to a smoother, refined complexion.

Microneedling is a versatile and effective treatment that addresses many skin concerns. Whether you're looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve acne scars, achieve smoother skin texture, lighten hyperpigmentation, or minimize large pores, microneedling may be an excellent option. 

Don't hesitate to schedule a consultation at our dermatology clinic to learn more about how microneedling can transform your skin and boost your confidence. Call North Pacific Dermatology & Aesthetics now or use this website to schedule your appointment.