If you’re on social media or watch entertainment news, you have probably seen an uptick in a particular type of selfie over the last couple of years: celebrities and social media influencers snapping pictures with their faces covered in tiny holes and the sheen of fresh blood. Don’t worry, they’re not in danger or in the middle of a violent crime spree. The holes and blood are the result of microneedling, a cosmetic procedure that’s experiencing a massive surge in popularity.
Microneedling is becoming so popular because it’s one of the easiest and most effective ways to replenish the elasticity and smoothness of your skin. While basic microneedling with hyaluronic acid can do wonders, the way that it opens your pores creates the opportunity for more enhanced treatments. ProCell microneedling elevates your skin in ways few treatments can match.
Are you interested in microneedling or want to see if it could be a good option for your skin? Come visit the team at Winnie King, MD Aesthetics and Wellness. Dr. King practices a patient-focused approach to health, wellness, and anti-aging therapies. She is a board-certified physician with more than 25 years of experience in health care and will work with you to make sure you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Below, you’ll learn the basics of ProCell microneedling and how it all works.
What is microneedling?
There is no misdirection in the name microneedling. During a session, the ProCell needling tool uses extremely fine needles to create a series of microscopic punctures in the skin’s surface. ProCell’s tool has three different heads that help Dr. King treat areas both small and large.
As the tiny microneedle holes heal, your body responds to the small injury by naturally producing collagen and elastin-rich tissue. The new tissue eventually replaces the old and is markedly smoother in tone and texture. Additionally, the new collagen may also make your skin feel firmer.
Microneedling benefits and options
A big part of microneedling’s popularity is its versatility. Almost any skin area can be treated with microneedling, and it’s safe for all adults to use. Additionally, microneedling is effective for all skin colors and types; many other skin treatments, especially those that use light, only work well with lighter skin tones.
Microneedling is also flexible when it comes to the issues it can treat, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Dull skin tone
- Loose skin
Dr. King will work with you to determine if your skin and proposed treatment areas are a good match for microneedling.
What makes ProCell different?
Your skin is affected every day by sun damage, internal inflammation, chemicals, and even gravity. Over time, these factors can diminish the youthful vitality of your skin. When you’re young, your skin bounces back and isn’t as impacted.
However, as you age, your ability to repair this constant damage is diminished dramatically. There are fewer regenerative stem cells left to spur healing, which becomes slower and weaker. ProCell’s proprietary serums contain a combination of growth factors, peptides, and cytokines that help improve the appearance of skin firmness, elasticity, turgor, and tone.
ProCell microneedling could be just the boost your skin needs. Dr. King will create a custom treatment plan that puts your aesthetic goals first. Call or send a message to our Shenandoah or Houston office today.