As we age, the appearance of our skin changes. Many of the changes that we see in our skin with age are not positive. We notice the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. The time that we spent in the sun without sun protection damages our skin, leaving our skin looking spotty and uneven. All of this affects the way that others see us, and it also affects the way that we see ourselves. Thankfully, it is possible for you to heal and rejuvenate your skin with microneedling. What Is Microneedling? This treatment is also known as collagen induction therapy. This is a minimally-invasive treatment that uses a specially designed device that has a number of very fine needles attached to it. The needles are used to puncture the skin, thereby creating micro-channels. Micro-channels trigger your body’s natural healing factor. This initiates rejuvenation of the area that is being treated. When you create micro-channels in the skin, your body responds by flooding the injured area with elastin and collagen. These are two of the compounds that your body needs in order to create and to maintain healthy skin. During this treatment, we can apply PRP (platelet-rich plasma) to the surface of your skin in order to enhance the healing process. The skin’s absorption may be increased by as much as 80 percent thanks to the channels that are created during the treatment. Why You Should Consider Microneedling This treatment is excellent for individuals who are looking to improve the condition of their skin but do not want to have a lot of downtime. Since this is a non-surgical treatment, downtime is little to none. Other treatments that promise to offer similar results, such as laser therapy, chemical peels, or fraxel treatment, often require a person to spend hours, days, and even weeks recovering from the treatment. This treatment offers results that you will be able to see after your very first appointment, although they may take a few weeks to appear. Depending on the size of the area that you’re looking to treat and depending on the condition of the area that is being treated, you may need multiple treatments to get the full results. Microneedling can enhance the appearance and functionality of your skin. Unlike some treatments that are only effective on those with lighter skin, this treatment can be used regardless of a person’s skin color or skin type. Would you like to learn how your skin can heal and rejuvenate with microneedling? If so, feel free to reach out to us at Weight and Life MD in Hamilton, NJ. We look forward to showing you why this treatment is so popular and how this treatment could work for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!