There are pros and cons to getting older. With age comes wisdom; however, the visible signs of aging also begin taking their toll, especially when it comes to the skin. Wrinkles, lost skin volume and traumatic scars from injuries that we’ve had over the years can leave us with feelings of diminished self-esteem.
Fortunately, we live in an era of advancements in cosmetic medicine, and many people who are unsatisfied with their skin can take advantage of new treatments that do not involve surgery or an intense recovery time. One of these treatments is micro-needling.
Traumatic scars can be caused by events ranging from small abrasions and lacerations to life-threatening accidents and injuries. They can result in patients worrying both about the scars themselves, but also the effects of surgical repairs.
Traumatic scars can be either depressed or atrophic, such as burns leading to tissue loss, while those caused by lacerations may be red, pink or purple and raised. Some accidents may also lead to traumatic tattooing to the skin.
Micro-needling is a minimally-invasive technique for skin rejuvenation. It is the perfect treatment for people dealing with problems like wrinkles, sagging skin, lost facial volume and traumatic scars.
This treatment involves creating tiny micro-injuries in the skin. These channels encourage the body to produce fresh skin in the treated area. As a result, the appearance of blemishes and imperfections fades away. Things like traumatic scars and wrinkles are far less noticeable.
It is not uncommon for micro-needling patients to experience some minor discomfort during the procedure. However, a numbing agent can be applied to the treatment area beforehand to minimize any discomfort.
There is no downtime involved with this treatment, although some patients prefer to remain at home for a day or two if they are experiencing noticeable redness or swelling at the treatment site. However, for the most part, patients are free to resume their everyday activities immediately after their micro-needling session.
With locations in Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, Athena Plastic Surgery proudly offers micro-needling treatments with the EndyMed™ Intensif™ micro-needling hand piece. This state-of-the-art system is extremely safe, working on all skin types.
During a consultation at one of our offices, our team of experts can help you determine if this treatment can benefit you. One thing is for sure; you don’t have to live with your traumatic scars forever. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more about how micro-needling treatments can help you.