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Microneedling to rejuvenating skin, naturally
Simply put, microneedling is the insertion of very fine short, sterilized needles into the skin for rejuvenation, explains Macrene. When the skin feels these pinpricks, your body will naturally rush to heal them, resulting in a plumped, more youthful appearance.
What is microneedling?
Performed under the supervision of a physician, automated microneedling is a newer innovation to aesthetic dermatology for the improvement of facial acne scars, aging, and other skin surface irregularities. During this treatment, the microneedling device creates thousands of controlled micro-injuries to initiate the skin’s natural wound repair process resulting in an improvement in the appearance of facial acne scars.
How does Microneedling work?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure to treat facial acne scars. The technique involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin and cause physical trauma. This trauma prompts the derma, a deeper layer of skin, to rebuild. Microneedling may help address many skin-related complaints, including facial acne scars.
While a relatively new procedure, the reported high efficacy, safety, and post-treatment recovery rates has made it popular for both dermatologists and patients.
Ideal results are typically achieved after multiple sessions, however, most patients report improvement after the first procedure.
Visit our before and after gallery to see actual client results.
How is microneedling a natural treatment?
It causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
There are three phases to the wound-repair process:
- Phase I: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
- Phase II: Proliferation. The wound is rebuilt with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
- Phase III: Remodeling. The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.
Will Microneedling work for me?
Unlike some alternatives, microneedling has been clinically proven to be effective for women and men, all skin tones.
Is it safe?
Yes, by design. The single-use, sterile needle cartridge is built with safety in mind.
Creating controlled micro-injuries to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process, the result is a transformative smoothing of skin, improvement in skin tone, reduction of pigment and acne scars, improve the appearance of wrinkles, and an overall brightening of skin for a healthy glow.
Treatments include the face and neck, an often forgotten area. Microneedling gives your skin the reset that it needs. The devices we use for microneedling are rigorously tested for safety and FDA-cleared. This in-office treatment also has little to no downtime involved. In as few as three treatments, microneedling can make a visible difference . It’s time to get the beautiful, glowing skin you’ve always wanted.
What’s the difference? – microneedling and derma-roller
Our microneedling devices have many advantages over the dermaroller. First, we will numb your face and, therefore, microneedling is less painful and less traumatic on the skin.
The dermaroller has the ability to insert needles into the skin at a 45-degree angle. This tends to create tearing wounds as the drum is drug across the skin.
Microneeding is more consistent and more versatile. Our micropens are motorized, allowing for controlled, consistent penetration of the skin. Unlike dermarollers, which are manually powered and often result in varied pressure being used, puncturing the skin too deep or inconsistently.
Microneedling can also easily treat areas of the face that a dermaroller cannot such as around the eyes, lips, and nose – which allows your treatment to be more customizable.
Microneedling is more sanitary. Our devices use cartridges that are a one-time use.
The size of needle in the dermaroller is usually 1 to 1.5mm. Our micropen allows us to penetrate the skin up to 2.5 mm to tailor to the client’s individual areas of concerns and skin issues, including fine lines and acne scarring.
Bottom line – microneedling is a more effective treatment.
Who should NOT be treated with microneedling?
Microneedling should not be used on patients who have active skin cancer in the treatment area(s); open wounds, sores, or irritated skin in the treatment area(s); an allergy to stainless steel or anesthetics; a hemorrhagic (bleeding) disorder or hemostatic (bleeding) dysfunction; are pregnant or nursing; or are currently taking drugs with the ingredient isotretinoin (such as Accutane).
Your new BFF!
Microneedling is your new best friend when it comes to looking to achieve smooth, glowing skin.
Here’s what you can expect from a Microneedling treatment:
- A plan for optimal results. Your physician may recommend a course of procedures based on your individual goals. Maintenance of your procedure might require multiple treatments.
- A comfortable procedure. Based on your needs, your physician will likely apply a topical numbing agent to the treatment area.
- A short procedure time. The treatment will likely take about 30 minutes.
- A mild sensation. Most patients report feeling only the slight vibration of SkinPen during the procedure.
- Minimal post-procedure effects. The skin will appear slightly pink to red immediately post-procedure, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn. Additionally, the most common treatment responses experienced were dryness, rough skin, tightness, redness, itching, peeling, discomfort, tenderness, and burning. These conditions resolved over time without any further complications.
- An effective post-procedure protocol. Your provider might recommend an aftercare regimen.