Probably our most exciting, new procedure in the office, microneedling is here! We use the Skin Pen by Bellus Medical because it is the only FDA cleared microneedling device. Microneedling is an innovative way to treat acne scars, fine lines, deep wrinkles, and photodamage to improve the overall appearance of the skin. We use the FDA approved Skin Pen to create thousands of precise microchannels in the skin. This leads to the release of grown factors, which stimulate new healthy collagen, and directs new blood flow to the treated skin. The result is a softer, brighter, younger looking complexion. It also allows the penetration of products into the skin. We can even apply platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP directly to the skin post procedure to create a “Vampire Facelift.”
Microneedling is perfect for someone who may not have a lot of downtime and is struggling with acne scars or just wants to improve the overall skin’s appearance. The good new is that patients will notice an immediate “glow” following microneedling. But, this procedure also has great antiaging benefits. These final results will take 3-6 months because new collagen has to form. The downtime to this procedure is amazing. Most patients heal in as little as 24 hours. Microneedling takes about 30-45 minutes depending on which areas are treated. We generally apply numbing cream prior to minimize any discomfort.
Did You Know?
Microneedling is essentially performing the same process accomplished by using lasers, but does so without the application of heat or light. The process is instead mechanical, and produces some amazing anti-aging effects by encouraging the body to rejuvenate itself. Additionally it has a lower downtime and doesn’t lead to the same photo-sensitivity as can be experienced with the laser treatments.
Can Microneedling Reverse Sun Damage?
Absolutely. One of the best things for damaged skin is an influx of new collagen, an influx that occurs when the skin is treated with microneedling. Collagen has been shown to help reverse sun damage and help with discoloration. Even more amazing is that this process has been shown to be effective in the treatment of melasma, a condition in which hyperpigmentation results in brown blotching on the skin.
I’ve Got Large Pores, Will Microneedling help?
Absolutely! While poking your skin full of thousands of tiny holes may not sound like the most intuitive way to shrink your pores, but the results speak for themselves. Pores actually dramatically reduce in size as a result of the plumping effect of renewed collagen, making them appear smaller or completely closed.
Where Can I Receive Microneedling?
Microneedling can be done anywhere on the body where you want to see shrunken pores, tighten skin, and renewed elasticity. Most treatments of this type are only able to be used on the facial area, while microneedling can be done anywhere you have stretch marks, acne scars, or just aging skin you’d like to see rejuvenated. Some of the most popular locations are the back, legs, and butt.
Is Microneedling Safe For Use With Scarred Areas?
Not only can you use microneedling on scars, this process has shown incredible restorative effects when used on patients experiencing acne scarring. If you’re looking to address particularly severe scars, you’ll want to speak to your dermatologist for treatment. Using specially designed microneedling equipment they’ll be able to help you restore elasticity and vibrancy to your scars, reducing their visibility dramatically.
Contact your dermatologist today to get a consultation for microneedling. Thousands of patients are taking advantage of this incredible new cosmetic technology to help recover from acne scarring, restore youthful skin, and turn back the clock of aging. Isn’t it time for you to get the benefits of fresh, rejuvenated skin and the confidence it brings?