There’s no denying that cosmetic treatments are on the rise for men as a way to improve skin quality and combat the signs of aging.
While some male patients are entirely new to cosmetic procedures, others may have tried chemical peels or microdermabrasion, but are not ready for laser treatments.
Fortunately, microneedling is an excellent non-surgical option that can help men achieve smoother, clearer skin and natural results.
Here’s what men should know about the process, benefits, and experience of microneedling.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an anti-aging treatment that uses a manual or mechanical device and thin, surgical-grade needles to create microinjuries in the skin’s surface. The body then responds by generating new collagen and elastin to fill these wounds.
To stimulate even greater collagen production, the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma may be applied over these tiny punctures. Additionally, topicals are delivered via the precisely-made holes to boost the wound healing effect and cellular rejuvenation.
What Concerns Can Microneedling Address?
Despite taking care of their skin with sun protection and a daily regimen, many guys have unwanted photodamage, fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
Microneedling is able to target all of these concerns in a 15-30-minute session. It can be performed on the face, chest, neck, and other parts of the body.
In addition, the procedure can penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin and repair acne scars, stretch marks, and surgical scars without the thermal damage or recovery associated with lasers.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling for Men?
Microneedling for men can improve skin tone and texture, diminish wrinkles and fine lines, soften acne scars, and reduce discoloration with minimal downtime.
Plus, microneedling offers men a safe and natural way to enhance their appearance because the treatment uses the body’s own healing mechanisms to produce results.
When Can Results Be Noted?
After their first session, most men notice that their skin is softer and brighter. Additional effects become apparent over the next several weeks and can continue to progress for up to six months.
The number of treatments recommended varies from patient to patient and depends on skin quality and specific concerns and goals. However, a series of three-to-five treatments is typically advised.
For additional information on microneedling for men, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.