Microneedling is generally a safe and effective procedure that can improve the appearance of the skin. At AnneMarie Aesthetics in Kirkland, Puyallup, and Lynnwood, Washington, AnneMarie Fombu, DNP, MBA, FNP-C, and the team can help to rejuvenate your skin and boost your confidence using advanced microneedling techniques. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online for more information.
Microneedling is an effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and dark spots on your skin. It’s a minimally invasive treatment that triggers your body’s wound-healing response and can help your skin look younger.
Some evidence suggests microneedling, also called dermarolling, can stimulate hair growth. If you have thinning hair, microneedling combined with hair restoration techniques could be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Microneedling works by jump-starting your skin’s natural healing process. At Anne Marie Aesthetics, your provider rolls a device with thin needles over the skin, creating tiny micro-injuries. The skin responds by sending more blood flow to the area and rebuilding collagen to heal the wounds.
The damage helps stimulate your skin's healing process, so it produces more elastin and collagen. These proteins keep your skin firm and smooth.
This wound-healing response can also happen on the scalp, which sometimes helps regrow hair. The needles used are long enough to affect the hair follicle, where your hair starts to grow. The extra blood flow, wound healing process, and collagen can help the follicles produce thicker hair.
You’re likely a good candidate for microneedling if you want to:
Microneedling doesn’t deliver heat to the skin as lasers do. As a result, people with hyperpigmentation (dark spots on the skin) and melasma (dark patches) can undergo microneedling without the risk of worsening pigmentation issues.
Sometimes microneedling is used to help topical skin treatments penetrate the skin more effectively. For example, microneedling can be performed before the application of minoxidil, used to treat hair loss from androgenic alopecia, a condition that affects both women and men.
To learn more about microneedling and other services available, call Anne Marie Aesthetics to schedule a consultation. Or request one online today.