Microneedling for Darker Skin Tones
Have you heard about the amazing results of microneedling, but you are unsure if it is safe for your darker skin tone? If the answer is yes, then there is good news! Microneedling is absolutely safe and is even encouraged as a great way to enhance skin appearance for darker skin tones. This treatment is fantastic for obtaining a gorgeous healthy, youthful, and stunning complexion.
There is a misconception that microneedling should be avoided for darker skin tones due to their tendency to be more easily damaged by skin trauma. However, the misconception that microneedling is not safe for dark skin is one that top dermatologists have debunked. Microneedling is a beautiful treatment choice and can yield stunning results for all skin colors when done correctly, including dark skin colors.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a simple treatment that has a myriad of incredible benefits. Some of the benefits for your skin include:
- younger-looking skin (targets wrinkles and fine lines)
- skin texture and quality enhancement
- a more even skin tone
- reduction of acne, blackheads, scarring, size of pores, stretch marks, and cellulite
This list of benefits is not exhaustive as there are so many!
This treatment uses a pen-like device with a head made up of several tiny needles (hence the name, microneedling). This device vibrates powerfully and quickly, enabling it to puncture the dermis (superficial layer of the skin) several times in a few seconds. It touches the dermis just enough to spur the body to heal itself and produce collagen, which, in turn, yields a more even and rejuvenated complexion.
How It Affects Darker Skin Tones
Microneedling is safe for darker skin tones because the microscopic punctures from the device are minor and do not cut into the dermis. However, when you cut into the dermis, you cause a cut deep enough to create scarring, which can be especially problematic for dark skin tones.
Plastic Surgery Guide
Insider’s Roadmap to Every Decade of Life
For those wondering whether microneedling might be the best cosmetic solution for you, we invite you to simply come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chang or one of the cosmetic laser and injection nurses to explore whether you would make a good candidate. To find out more whether Aesthetica can help you, contact us online or at 703-729-5553 to arrange an appointment. Dr. Phillip Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia near Leesburg, Virginia and an expert in a wide variety of cosmetic treatments.
Let Us Help You!
Our office can provide you with helpful information, schedule a free consultation, and walk you through the many services and procedures we provide.
Contact Dr. Chang's Office:
More Articles For You
Age can quickly take its toll on our bodies, especially our faces. So many women wish to bring back their younger selves’ beautiful shape and aesthetics. So, why not do something about it? Your dream looks might lay a mini-facelift away!
CoolSculpting is a fantastic method for getting rid of fat cells that don’t go away no matter what you’re trying to do. So, if you’re thinking of getting CoolSculpting treatments, it would be beneficial for you to read on as we highlight five things to know before you book a session!
When talking to my friends, at least 7 out of 10 are unhappy with their breast shape or size. And they are not the only ones. This is why a lot of women turn to breast augmentation surgery. Therefore, it is essential to inform ourselves and learn what awaits us at the end of breast augmentation surgery.
In this article, we will compare two of the most popularly implanted breast implants to help women understand their safety better so they can make an informed choice.