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Microneedling for Darker Skin Tones3 min read

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Dr. Phillip Chang

Board Certified By The American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
Voted Top Plastic Surgeon in Loudoun, Virginia
Offices in Leesburg, Virginia.

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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)
  •  exfoliation 
  • 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.

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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.

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