Microneedling helps to smooth out fine lines, and improve sun damage, blotchiness, discoloration, and acne scarring.
What is Microneedling?
Unlike the Microneedle rollers one can order online from China, since they have been banned in the US, The Microneedling device found in medical facilities utilized by trained skin care professionals, are loaded with several small needles, which can be set to specific depths. They are motor powered to oscillate in and out of the skin as the operator directs the device in specific motions along the treatment areas. There are specific depths for specific areas of the face, and specific techniques for particular targets for correction.
How does Microneedling work?
The primary method of action is by creating micro injury in the epidermis, and dermis of the skin to stimulate collagen repair, and promote the development of new collagen and elastin. Superficial resurfacing also occurs which can help to clear uneven pigmentation, while also contributing to the overall tightening effect seen from the treatment.
What can one expect from a Microneedling Treatment?
When you arrive for the procedure, the process is fully explained as well as any options which may be specific to one’s individual skin concerns, such as excess pigment, or deep acne scars.
The treatment is not painful, and topical anesthetic is not required. The skin is cleansed and exfoliated prior to the treatment. A hyaluronic acid serum is applied to the face. The skin care professional adjusts the device to the settings specific to the area of the face, and the specific technique required. Specific serums, or Platelet Rich Plasma may be utilized if that is what was outlined in the individualized treatment plan. At the end of the treatment a serum rich in Resveratrol, and Green Tea is applied to the skin, followed by Zinc based sunblock. You can expect to be pink for 18 – 36 hours. Subsequently, the skin looks smoother, less deflated and dull, more refreshed and has a healthy glow.
Which areas of the body are suitable for a Microneedling treatment?
Micro-needling treatments can be done for the face, the neck, the décolleté area of the chest, the back of the hands, and on stretch marks, with less downtime and less risk of side effects than laser skin resurfacing. Because Microneedling is not a light-based technology, it is well tolerated by all skin types.
There’s no guarantee of specific results and the results can vary.