It is not uncommon for individuals to be unsatisfied with the appearance of their skin, particularly on their face. The aging process, acne and sun exposure can really take their toll on the skin over time. Fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and skin discoloration can detract from an otherwise attractive face.
Many people would like to correct their skin issues but do not want to undergo risky, complicated procedures involving surgery. They want more minimally-invasive treatments, but often lack the knowledge of what is available to more safely and inexpensively treat their skin. Combining micro-needling with growth factors is becoming more and more popular because it does not involve surgery or a lengthy recovery, but is very effective.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a minimally-invasive method for the treatment of skin problems like acne scars, discoloration and wrinkles. It helps the skin renew itself, becoming smoother and more youthful. The procedure is very simple and fast. A growing number of people are discovering how micro-needling can help to enhance the appearance of their skin in a safe and effective way.
The procedure involves passing a device coated with many tiny needles over the skin. These tiny needles do not penetrate very far into the skin, but the micro-channels they create spur the body into depositing fresh collagen and elastin, two components of youthful, healthy skin. In effect, micro-needling “tricks” the body into turning over old skin cells and replacing them with new skin cells.
Can Micro-Needling Be Combined with Other Skin Treatments?
Yes. In fact, micro-needling greatly enhances the effectiveness of treatments involving the topical application of creams, ointments and skin solutions. The many tiny channels created by micro-needling allows topicals to better penetrate the outer skin layer or barrier that normally prevents them from being properly absorbed. By creating tiny channels in the upper layers of the skin, micro-needling greatly assists any topical skin treatment, such as growth factors.
What Are Growth Factors?
Growth factors are certain types of proteins governing cell growth and proliferation. They help to maintain healthy skin that has a strong structure and function. Growth factors work by stimulating and promoting the repair and regeneration of skin tissue. They help the body produce collagen and elastin, which allows the skin to remain supple and soft.
Topical agents containing growth factors have been found to reduce wrinkles due to the synthesis of new collagen. They help even out pigmentation and reduce the appearance of age spots, as well as reduce skin roughness and enhance skin tightness, smoothness, texture and elasticity.
Micro-Needling with Growth Factors
As mentioned, micro-needling greatly enhances the absorption of topicals by the skin. The skin’s outer layer is known as the stratum corneum. This layer is composed of a matrix of dead skin cells, fats, and cellular debris. This protective layer blocks many substances from penetrating into the deeper layers of skin.
In micro-needling with growth factors, many tiny channels are created so that the growth factors can flow, delivering renewing nutrients to where it is needed. The result is skin with fewer lines, wrinkles and acne scars and a more even skin tone.
Learn More During a Consultation
Combining micro-needling with growth factors is one of the best ways to non-surgically rejuvenate the skin. At Skin Spa Medical in Wellesley Hills, MA, our team of professionals will be happy to help you determine if this treatment is right for you. We happily serve the entire Wellesley, MA area. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.