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What Microneedling Can Do for Your Scars

Minor scarring is one of the most commonly cited aesthetic concerns people have with their facial skin. Microneedling is a process of introducing microinjuries and encouraging your skin to re-heal, which is a highly effective way of eliminating shallow or superficial scarring.

In this article, Dr. Derrick Gale at Gale Facial Plastics looks at what causes scars, how microneedling works, and how it can improve the appearance of your scars.  

What Causes Scarring?

Scarring is the result of rushed and uneven healing of an open wound. It is the natural process of the body trying to seal an open wound as fast as possible, but it results in non-uniform and misaligned new skin cells. These misaligned cells are the visible scar and depending on the depth of the scar, these skin cells can be encouraged to re-heal in a more uniform manner, which eliminates the scar.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling is the process of using several surgical needles to puncture the surface of the skin, creating thousands of microinjuries. Generally done with a needling pen, the controlled process of inflicting mitigated microinjuries on the skin stimulates the body’s healing process and collagen production in an even, controlled manner and environment.

The shallow nature of the microinjuries, spread over the treatment area, means the skin cells can heal in a uniform manner at the same rate, stimulating collagen and elastin production that will improve skin’s overall condition and reduce scarring.

Is Microneedling Right for Me?

Microneedling is for anyone concerned by the presence of superficial to medium depth scarring on their face or even on the backs of their hands.

Acne scarring, particularly from teenage years, can be a source of discomfort for many people, which is why microneedling can be an effective treatment in eliminating scarring and boosting one’s confidence in appearance.

Microneedling in Riverton, UT

If you find yourself concerned by scars on your face, then reach out to Dr. Gale to discuss whether microneedling or another non-surgical treatment can help you. The chances are that you’ll find great benefit from a microneedling procedure in Riverton, UT.Dr. Derrick Gale of Gale Facial Plastics prides himself on guiding his patients in achieving their aesthetic and life goals. To receive treatment from one of the most advanced surgeons in the field, contact (801) 506-6344 or complete our online form today.