Stimulating Skin Rejuvenation
Microneedling is a safe and effective way to treat scars (including acne scars and surgical or wound scarring), stretch marks, pigmentation, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and even hair loss.
The motorized, piston-driven Microneedling device features an array of tiny, ultra-thin surgical steel needles at its tip that rapidly puncture the skin to make thousands of tiny wounds as the device is passed over the skin. With the use of a topical anesthetic there is minimal discomfort, and the tiny wounds heal rapidly so downtime is minimal—usually only a day or two.
This technique causes stimulation of the body’s natural healing processes without causing long-term damage to the skin. Newer, healthier skin is produced during the healing process. This type of treatment is called collagen induction therapy (CIT). The side effects Microneedling are predictable and mild. The down time after therapy is a matter hours and consists of mild redness with a subjective feeling of tightness – like that of a sunburn. There are only a few restrictions after treatment.
Results improve with repeated treatments, so planning 2 to 3 sessions over the course of a couple of months is ideal.
Additionally, Microneedling treatment may include the application of topical serum (either a hyaluronic acid and vitamin mixture and/or stem cells or platelet rich plasma, or PRP) that, because of the many microscopic holes in the skin created by Microneedling, will penetrate the epidermal barrier and perform more effectively.