Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to help people restore and maintain healthy skin. Similar to many cosmetic procedures, however, microneedling may not be the best option for some people. So, how do you know if it is the right procedure for you?
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that stimulates a person’s healing process. When skin needs to heal, the body produces two vital proteins: collagen and elastin. These two proteins are responsible for keeping a person’s skin smooth. It is usually performed on the face, but it is possible to get microneedling on your back, legs, and neck.
Why Do People Get Microneedling?
Microneedling is done for many reasons with some being medical rather than cosmetic.
For the cosmetic aspect, microneedling is performed to tackle the following issues:
- Loose skin.
- Large pores.
- Stretch marks.
- Acne scars.
- Fine lines.
For medical purposes, microneedling can be used for alopecia areata and hyperhidrosis.
Are There Any Risks Associated With Microneedling?
Microneedling can greatly improve a person’s appearance, but there are risks to be aware of. The risks of microneedling include bleeding, scarring, bruising, and infection.
What Are The Requirements For Candidacy?
Before you can get microneedling, you need to be deemed a suitable candidate for it.
You will not be considered to be a candidate for microneedling if:
- You have a skin condition, such as eczema.
- You have acne or open wounds.
- You recently had radiation therapy.
- You have a history of scars.
Another factor that can affect your qualification for microneedling is pregnancy. If you are currently pregnant, you must be cleared by your gynecologist first.
Schedule An Appointment at Stone Oak Dermatology
If you are looking to improve upon your appearance or tackle a certain medical issue, microneedling may be your best option. Contact us at 210-494-0504 to schedule an appointment with us today.