Eager for Smoother Skin? Consider Microneedling

Looking for one treatment with maximum benefit and minimum downtime that can improve your skin’s texture and address any issues with pigmentation, spotting, wrinkling, and aging?

You want microneedling!

At Melanie Adams Dermatology in Columbia, Maryland, we offer microneedling to help you achieve a more youthful look with skin that’s smooth, soft, and supple. Here’s how we do it.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling accomplishes all these amazing benefits by rolling tiny needles over your skin’s surface. The idea is to create thousands of microchannels, or microtears, in your skin, which trigger your body’s self-healing mechanism.

This mechanism includes an increase in collagen production; collagen is a protein that keeps your skin strong, resilient, and smooth. Because your body continues to produce collagen after the treatment, your skin’s appearance continues to get better and better.

At Melanie Adams Dermatology, we use AquaGold® microneedling, which features 20 tiny, gold needles. In addition to stimulating collagen production, the needles can help deliver products beneficial to the skin underneath the mesodermal layer, where they can have the best effect.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Microneedling can be tailored to your individual situation. In addition to collagen production, which smooths out lines and wrinkles, resulting in firmer, smoother skin, microneedling can break up hyperpigmented skin, which gives you a more even skin tone.

Your skin’s increased healing response can also help fill in acne scars, improving the texture of your face.

Depending on your individual skin type, goals, and needs, Dr. Adams can also deliver a variety of compounds underneath the skin through the needles.

These compounds include hyaluronic acid, which provides volume; retinol, which reduces inflammation and dead skin cells; and vitamin C, which keeps you more hydrated and looking healthy and helps your skin retain more growth factors and nutrients.

Dr. Adams may also recommend custom compounds that include growth factors to help fight bacteria as well as increase beneficial proteins, oxygenation in the skin, and the production of new blood cells — all to the benefit of your skin.

What should I expect?

Treatment sessions are quick and easy. No anesthetic is needed, and there’s no downtime afterward. Depending on the condition of your skin, you can see good results with 4-6 treatments, with each treatment spaced 4-6 weeks apart. 

If you’re looking for healthy, vibrant skin that takes years off your appearance, contact Melanie Adams Dermatology today to begin your microneedling treatments. You can call our office or request your own appointment through our online scheduler.

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