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5 Benefits of Microneedling for Your Skin

As time passes by, it leaves its marks on your skin in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin. And while we may enjoy the almost ever-present sun here in Florida, it takes its toll in the form of dark spots and sun damage.

When you’re unhappy with the skin you see reflected in the mirror, it can have a big impact on your self-esteem. And feeling unhappy and self-conscious can affect your overall well-being. 

At Z-ROC Dermatology in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Matthew Zarraga, DO, and Khongruk Wongkittiroch, DO, understand how frustrating it is to battle skin damage and imperfections. That’s why our office offers microneedling for patients seeking a noninvasive way to resurface their skin.

Read on to learn the top five benefits of microneedling for your skin so you can decide if it’s the right treatment for you!

What is microneedling?

Nonsurgical microneedling uses tiny needles to repair damage from the sun, reduce the appearance of scars and other blemishes, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and give you younger-looking, firmer skin. In short, it’s a fast and effective way to turn back the clock, helping your skin match the age you feel on the inside.

This minimally invasive procedure takes advantage of your body’s natural healing process by creating tiny areas of trauma on the outer layer of your skin. While the needle pricks aren’t deep enough to cause bleeding, they send a signal to the injured area to repair your skin. 

When the signal is received, your body naturally increases collagen production, which creates new skin cells. The result? A smoother, brighter complexion! At Z-ROC, we offer microneedling with MicroPen, the latest, most advanced automated microneedling device available to ensure you get optimal results. 

How does it benefit my skin?

You’ll be amazing to see the changes in your skin after microneedling. While the benefits abound, here are the top five:  

1. Your skin looks younger and firmer 

Over time, your skin loses its elasticity, the ability to move back into place after stretching, like when you smile or frown. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear. Microneedling increases your natural collagen production, leaving you with firmer, smoother, younger-looking skin. 

2. Your skin has reduced appearance of sun damage

When the UV rays from the sun hit our skin, they create skin damage and cause photoaging, which means your skin ages faster than you do. Microneedling by trained professionals, like our team at Z-ROC, counters these damaging effects of the sun leaving you with an even, balanced skin tone. 

3. Your acne scars and other blemishes are diminished

Even though you had acne years ago, you can carry its scars for life. Microneedling changes that by triggering your natural collagen production, causing new skin to fill in the depressions left behind. The best part? Some acne-scar treatments aren’t recommended for all skin colors. Microneedling, on the other hand, is available to everyone! 

4. Your pigmentation problems will be solved

Uneven distribution of melanin, the pigments that give your skin color, can cause irregularities in skin tone. When it builds up, you end up with dark spots, or hyperpigmentation. Microneedling causes the layer of skin with pigmentation problems to peel away, making way for fresh, new skin that’s free of the old problems. 

5. Your younger-looking skin will last

Unlike topical creams and serums, which require constant reapplication, microneedling results last. You’ll leave Z-ROC with an increase in collagen production so your skin stays looking fresh for longer. Your skin still ages, but it won’t return to its pre-treatment state. Using high-quality skincare products helps results last longer. 

Am I a candidate for microneedling?

Most people hoping to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and minor discoloration issues can undergo microneedling. It’s important to meet with trained medical professionals, like Drs. Zarraga and Wongkittiroch, to address your skin goals and review your medical history first, however. 

If you’re ready for your outer skin to match the inner you, don’t wait. Our team addresses your questions or concerns and creates a customized plan just for you. 

Contact our office or schedule an appointment online and let microneedling help make your outward appearance reflect your inner beauty.  

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