6 Skin Flaws Remedied with Microneedling

Dec 01, 2022
6 Skin Flaws Remedied with Microneedling
Microneedling your skin allows collagen to flourish for increased tightness, firmness, and smoothness. Learn about six of the most common skin imperfections this process can minimize.

Of all the treatments you can get for your skin at a medical spa, microneedling is among the most effective for targeting textural skin issues and various recessed blemishes. Years of textural issues and weathering diminish or disappear as collagen growth occurs in the months following your treatment to revitalize your skin. 

You don’t have to limit the procedure to only the skin on your face: It can target scarring and other flaws all over your body. 

Nawo K. Fiamo, ARNP, specializes in microneedling using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to maximize healing. At Fiamo Aesthetics in Yakima, Washington, you can receive a customized microneedling treatment to address the skin imperfections that stand out to you most. 

Before your appointment, you visit our office to discuss the results you want to see. Nawo then plans your treatment to target each problem area you identify. Using no heat, which prevents the treatment from potentially worsening pigment issues on your skin, microneedling can address the following features and more.

1. Scarring 

Scars are the result of damage to your skin and the underlying tissue. Some scars, such as acne scars, are very small but can create an overall textured appearance on your skin. Others are large enough to stand out on their own, like surgical scars. 

Whether you have scarring from a past wound, acne breakout, or surgery, microneedling is an excellent choice of treatment to consider. The needles’ penetration into your skin causes tiny pinpoints of controlled damage that your skin naturally heals by producing more collagen. This collagen remodeling can even out the bumps and textures that come with scars.

Microneedling is a particularly effective treatment for recessed scars and other indentations, which are depressed into your skin rather than raised. Raised scars indicate that there’s too much collagen in the region rather than not enough. 

2. Wrinkles and lines

Wrinkles may be an almost certain part of getting older, but many people spend lots of effort and money to keep the creases in their skin to a minimum. One of several contributing factors to wrinkles is the decline of the proteins collagen and elastin in your skin. 

Increasing collagen and elastin are two of the primary abilities of microneedling treatments. Though medical spas offer multiple procedures to target the skin laxity concerns that come with aging, microneedling is an option that truly thickens, tightens, and reinforces your skin for long-term wrinkle relief. 

3. Large pores

The pores in your skin are tiny depressions that tend to be most visible across the bridge of your nose, cheeks, and forehead. Pore size is largely genetic, but larger pores are often linked to increased oil production and the changes that happen to your skin with age. 

Microneedling treats large pores by creating new collagen and elastin, resulting in the appearance of tighter skin and smaller pores. 

4. Stretch marks

While they look a little different from surgical scars and other forms of scarring, stretch marks are a type of scar too. They tend to appear after major fluctuations in size due to pregnancy and childbirth, weight gain or loss, or working out to build substantial muscle. As your skin struggles to keep up with the growth, you can observe the tension in the form of stretch marks. 

Stretch marks tend to appear on your:

  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Low back
  • Breasts

Through skin cell regeneration caused by microneedling, as well as the reinforcement of collagen and elastin, several microneedling sessions cause your stretch marks to disappear. 

5. Crepey skin

Crepey skin is distinctively thin skin that looks similar to tissue paper and might have many tiny wrinkles because of how weak it is. Often due at least in part to sun damage, crepey skin also occurs because of dehydration and aging. 

You can thicken your crepey skin in areas like under your eyes or on the insides of your upper arms by stimulating new collagen. 

6. Discoloration

Sunspots, hyperpigmentation, and melasma might not come with any textural concerns, but the visible spotting or unevenness in your skin tone can stand out nonetheless. Microneedling with PRP can help restore a more even skin tone because it stimulates cell renewal. As new cells replace the old and damaged ones, spots and marks start to fade. 

Start planning your microneedling session today

Ready to transform your skin with pain- and chemical-free microneedling? Schedule your one-on-one consultation online or over the phone at Fiamo Aesthetics today.