Perhaps you’ve heard of microneedling. This treatment is a great solution for patients who are seeking rejuvenation of the skin’s texture and tone without having to undergo invasive treatments or plastic surgery. However, the word “needling” often brings about a fear of discomfort or pain. While microneedling works by using hundreds of small, tiny needles to penetrate the upper dermis and stimulate the skin’s natural wound response, it is not as scary as it sounds. Let our team at the Rendon Center Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine educate you on the microneedling treatments.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a specialized procedure cleared by the FDA to help in stimulating skin cell turnover. In doing this, it also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and poor skin tone and texture. Many patients have found that microneedling also helps with treating marks and scars such as acne scars and stretch marks. But many patients want to ask, “does microneedling hurt?”
Is microneedling painful?
Whether you’re afraid of needles or just unsure about the idea of poking the skin with hundreds of tiny pinpricks, it’s important that you understand that the treatment is not nearly as terrifying as you may think it is. These tiny microneedles puncture the skin, but don’t go deep within. Instead, they are more superficial and because of their size, patients only feel slight discomfort. At Rendon Center Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine, we find that many patients can undergo treatment without a topical numbing cream, though it can be applied if the patient or doctor feels that it is necessary.
What can microneedling do?
Microneedling is used to rejuvenate the skin and help it appear more youthful, healthy, and radiant. Many patients will find that it will successfully reduce or treat:
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity
- Poor skin tone and texture
Call the Rendon Center Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine office of Boca Raton, FL today!
If you are interested in enhancing the skin with microneedling treatments, now is a great time to connect with our team to learn more about this and other skin rejuvenation options. Our office is located at 1001 MW 13th Street, Suite #100 and can be reached at (561) 750-0544.