Aging is an inevitable process that happens to everyone. As we age, our skin becomes thin and less elastic, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging. 

While there is no way to completely stop the aging process, there are ways to slow it down. One of these methods is microneedling.

Microneedling helps your skin look younger by causing it to produce more collagen. Collagen is a protein that helps keep your skin looking elastic and smooth. Fine lines and wrinkles are often the results of a decrease in collagen production. 

Microneedling treatment helps with overall skin rejuvenation in treating facial wrinkles and acne scars. Winter Wellness offers you the opportunity to improve the appearance of your skin and be more confident about yourself.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling treatment

Microneedling treatment is a process that uses a device with very fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body to produce more collagen and elastin. The result is a younger, firmer skin texture.

For years, microneedling has been used in medical and cosmetic procedures. It was originally used to help heal scars until health and aesthetic professionals saw its anti-aging effects. 

In fact, research published in the Indian Dermatology Online Journal concluded that with the use of microneedling devices, people can overcome the side effects of scarring and hyperpigmentation caused by other procedures that may have compromised the epidermis. 

The procedure is commonly used on the face, but it can also be used on the neck, chest, and hands. This is to treat facial acne scars, large pores, wrinkles, stretch marks, skin laxity, and sun damage, and help achieve brighter skin.

Unlike laser treatments, microneedling is safe and noninvasive. It also doesn’t cause the same level of skin irritation. This makes it a good option for people with sensitive skin.

Winter Wellness is committed to helping you experience a healthy skin barrier and improve your appearance noninvasively. Dr. Erin Winter is a naturopathic doctor who also specializes in natural aesthetic procedures such as microneedling. 

Skin Needling Benefits

Microneedling helps achieve the following benefits:

  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Tighten skin
  • Improve skin tone
  • Reduce hyperpigmentation
  • Improve the appearance of pores
  • Treat scars
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Evens skin tone

You’re a good candidate for a rejuvenating microneedling treatment if you have the following:

  • Acne scarring
  • Hair loss (also called alopecia)
  • Dark spots or patches on your skin (hyperpigmentation)
  • Large pores
  • Reduced skin elasticity
  • Scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Ready to experience the amazing benefits of microneedling? Book an appointment with Dr. Winter now or keep reading below to learn more about the procedure!

How Microneedling Works

Collagen is an essential protein that contributes to your skin’s health and elasticity. Collagen growth promotes cell turnover, the process of transforming old and dead skin cells into new, healthy ones. 

As you age, your skin tends to produce less collagen, which is why you start to see wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging.

Also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), microneedling procedure uses fine and short needles to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process and improves the production of collagen.

The tiny punctures also help the absorption of topical applications, including skincare products, better than many other forms of treatment.

Additionally, microneedling helps you get benefits from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP is a treatment that uses your own blood platelets to help with your body’s self-healing process.

How long does it take to get results?

Skin tightening and pore reduction are the initial results that can be seen immediately after your microneedling session. You will see the full anti-aging effects in approximately four to six weeks.

While microneedling can accelerate collagen production and cell turnover, it still takes some time before your body makes new, healthy collagen. For most people, the average turnover period of dead skin cells and healing takes between 3 to 4 weeks.

Am I A Good Candidate for Microneedling Treatment?

Microneedling is recommended to patients suffering from:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Stretch marks

Microneedling can also help improve the following conditions:

  • Sun damage
  • Scarring (surgical or traumatic)
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Age spots

You may not be an ideal candidate for microneedling if you:

  • are pregnant
  • have certain skin diseases, such as psoriasis or eczema
  • have open wounds
  • have had radiation therapy recently

Winter Wellness can help you determine the perfect treatment for your skin needs. We are open to giving you a detailed consultation and explaining all the possible aesthetic treatments that we offer. You don’t have anything to lose by scheduling a consultation!

We Are Your Partner in Health, Wellness, and Beauty

rejuvenated skin

If you’re looking for ways to achieve younger, glowing skin, microneedling is the answer for you. Dr. Erin Winter, a naturopath based in Flagstaff, AZ offers a wide range of services that can help improve your appearance and confidence. 

Winter Wellness Clinic is happy to assess your skin and offer aesthetic treatments that can boost your appearance in a natural way!   

Schedule a consultation today to see how we can help you look and feel your best!

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With our long years of clinical training and experience, and with the help of the latest science, our individualized treatment plan aims to achieve long-term health success. 

We make sure to educate patients about the causes of their illness and the recovery process. This allows the patient to enjoy long-term good health long after receiving treatment from us.

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Winter Wellness is a Flagstaff-based medical clinic that specializes in naturopathic medicine, hormone replacement therapy, natural pain management, and aesthetics.

Our naturopathic and hormone clinic is owned by Dr. Erin Winter, a naturopathic doctor in Flagstaff, AZ. Her primary goal is to help as many people age gracefully as possible in a natural way 

We exist to help you live the best quality of life possible!