What Conditions Can Be Treated With Microneedling?
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Microneedling gives Washington, DC patients smoother, healthier-looking skin, and a more youthful and attractive appearance. At Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jennifer Parker Porter uses this treatment option to stimulate the body’s production of collagen and elastin. Most men and women in Washington, DC choose to have microneedling because they want noticeable improvements to their skin, but they’re not ready to go under the knife quite yet. This amazing, non-surgical procedure allows men and women to fight the negative effects that aging and sun exposure have had on their skin, and it provides a predictable and effective avenue for rejuvenating the skin and facial features. To learn more about what conditions can be treated with microneedling, keep reading. 1. Fine Lines and Wrinkles For those fine lines and wrinkles that have formed around your mouth due to age, microneedling can work wonders to soften their appearance. If you feel you look older than you actually are because of the lines and wrinkles on your face, consider talking to Dr. Porter about receiving a series of microneedling sessions to help stimulate your body’s collagen and elastin. 2. Uneven Skin Tone Uneven skin tone can take many forms, including melasma, which are brownish patches commonly found on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin, and upper lip, and hyperpigmentation, which occurs when patches of skin become darker than the surrounding skin due to inflammation and sun exposure. Dr. Porter can use microneedling to address these common skin conditions to break up those pigmentation marks and even out your skin tone. 2. Scarring Scars are made up of an irregular formation of collagen and appear as a harsh contrast on the normal skin. Dr. Porter can use microneedling to separate the scar tissue, which allows the skin to produce the collagen it needs to heal well. Microneedling can reduce the appearance of scars by 20 to 30 percent for most of Dr. Porter’s Washington, DC area patients. 3. Large Pores In the same way that scars and pigmentation are improved by the use of microneedling in Dr. Porter’s Bethesda, MD office, large pores can also be addressed. By stimulating collagen growth, most patients will gradually see a decrease in the size of their pores over time. 4. Stretch Marks Microneedling isn’t just used for facial imperfections. Dr. Porter can also use microneedling to address stretch marks on other areas of the body. If you have stretch marks left over from pregnancy or a significant weight loss, Dr. Porter can reduce the appearance of your stretch marks. Often we combine this treatment with radiofrequency for improved results. 5. Lentigines These brown spots are also known to many people as liver spots and are most often found on elderly people. Just like microneedling can help with the appearance of other pigmentation problems on the skin, Dr. Porter can also improve the appearance of these liver spots by breaking up the marks to give the skin a more even look.
If you still have questions about microneedling and how it can help your specific skin condition, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Porter in her Washington, DC office to discuss this cosmetic procedure or schedule a consultation. Call today at (301) 652-8191!