Microneedling for Different Skin Types: Customizing Treatments

Microneedling for Different Skin Types: Customizing Treatments

Unhappy with the look and feel of your skin? Dr. James Ralston at the Dermatology Center of McKinney of McKinney, TX, offers microneedling to help you achieve your desired skin results. 

Customizing Microneedling Treatments

If you’ve been searching for a way to revitalize your youthful appearance without highly invasive procedures, you have likely come across microneedling. This technique has become very popular, thanks to its ability to naturally improve the look and feel of skin by naturally stimulating the body’s healing processes.

While there are some versions that can be completed at home, it’s important that you visit a dermatologist to take advantage of microneedling as it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. Learn more about why in the guide below from Dr. Ralston and the team at the Dermatology Center of McKinney in McKinney, TX.

Understanding Microneedling 

In its basic form, this procedure is one in which tiny needles are used to puncture the skin. These punctures stimulate the release of collagen and elastin, which improve the skin’s texture and firmness. In doing so, it addresses issues such as: 

  • Scars 
  • Stretch marks 
  • Pore size 
  • Fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Uneven skin tone 

Generally speaking, the technology can benefit pretty much anyone. However, not every patient needs the same treatment procedure. 

Choosing the Right Treatment for Your Needs 

Not every patient who seeks the procedure has the same needs, goals, skin type, or skin concerns. And unfortunately, choosing the wrong type of treatment can lead to issues like hyperpigmentation or rashes.

Visiting a dermatologist for an in-depth assessment is a crucial first step in choosing the best treatment. During this assessment, you’ll discuss your goals and any concerns you might have. The dermatologist will assess the skin for various factors, including elasticity, thickness, skin tone, sensitivity, signs of aging, and more. This information will be used to customize various areas of your treatment plan, including but not limited to the following. 

  • Depth of needle penetration: For example, those with thinner skin will typically not need the needles to penetrate as deeply as those with thicker skin. 
  • Type of device, speed of device, and number of needles: This can change depending on goals and skin type. 
  • Additional treatments and serum: Microneedling is often combined with treatments such as radio frequency and platelet-rich plasma, as well as serums, all of which depend on your goals and unique needs. 

Receive customized microneedling treatments to achieve the skin look and texture you desire by visiting Dr. Ralston at the Dermatology Center of McKinney in McKinney, TX. Call (972) 548-0333 to schedule an appointment today. 

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