Will Microneedling Improve My Skin Discoloration?
Many factors lead to skin discoloration, like age and sun exposure. While many over-the-counter creams can manage pigmentation problems, these methods may not be enough to reduce stubborn dark spots. Now, Alaska Med Spa & Chiropractic can create a smoother and more even skin tone through innovative microneedling treatment with the Rejuvapen®.
Microneedling involves fine-gauge needles that make tiny micro-injuries in the skin. This increases natural collagen and elastin production and reduces a wide range of skin problems.
In this blog, Dr. Judd Wattenbarger explores how microneedling works and if it may be an appropriate treatment for hyperpigmentation and other common skin concerns. We hope to provide patients with the information and resources they need to make an informed decision in Anchorage, AK.
What causes pigmentation issues?
Sun exposure, age spots, and acne scars can all lead to skin discoloration. Hyperpigmentation can also be the result of a medical condition. For example, melasma is an issue caused by pregnancy and usually leads to brown patches on the face.
While many cases of skin discoloration are purely aesthetic, they can be embarrassing and frustrating. Patients hide their skin or use heavy makeup to cover the affected areas. If you are tired of dealing with hyperpigmentation, then microneedling may be a good solution.
What does microneedling involve?
Microneedling involves creating tiny injuries in the skin using fine needles. These injuries encourage collagen and elastin production, two proteins that are essential in keeping your skin youthful and healthy. While microneedling sounds intimidating, treatment is considered safe and effective by a wide range of medical and aesthetic professionals.
Alaska Med Spa & Chiropractic uses the advanced Rejuvapen to perform microneedling, which produces great results with minimal skin damage. Before undergoing microneedling, Dr. Wattenbarger can perform an assessment in Anchorage, AK, and create a personalized treatment plan with your needs in mind. We can even combine microneedling with platelet-rich plasma or a vitamin-infused serum for more dramatic outcomes.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
Microneedling has already gained a reputation for helping many people improve skin tone. In addition to evening out skin pigmentation, microneedling can also reduce common signs of aging like fine lines and creases, dry skin, sun damage, and acne scars.
The best part about microneedling is that treatment does not involve any incisions or long recovery periods. Patients can resume work and daily activities following their procedure.
When can I expect results?
Most people see significant improvements in skin tone after a series of microneedling treatments at Alaska Med Spa & Chiropractic. Dr. Wattenbarger can let you know how many sessions will produce the most effective outcomes. It does take time for collagen and elastin levels to increase, so you may not see results until 1 – 2 months after your final treatment. Our patients say the wait is well worth it!
Create a more even skin tone with microneedling
Skin discoloration can be a major cosmetic concern, and many people do not know how to address this issue without resorting to ineffective drugstore solutions. If you are interested in learning about microneedling with the Rejuvapen or any of our other services, contact Alaska Med Spa & Chiropractic to meet with Dr. Judd Wattenbarger. We are happy to answer your questions and help you create a more even skin tone in Anchorage, AK.