Microneedling

What is Microneedling?

MicroNeedling with Collagen P.I.N. is a method of inducing a controlled injury into the skin’s dermal and epidermal junction which induces growth factors, new collagen and elastin, and gives way to healthier, younger looking skin. This process causes much less damage to the epidermis than dermal rolling, lasers or any other ablative treatment. Thus, protecting the skin’s cell growth making for quicker healing and a higher rate of success.

Why Can Microneedling Treat?

Collagen P.I.N. can safely treat all skin types to address a variety of concerns. Most all areas of the body can be treated unless your medical provider determines otherwise.

Microneedling is recommended for a variety of different scars- including those resulting from acne, trauma, or surgery. Clinical improvement ranging 50% to 80% has been seen after a series of 3 or more sessions at monthly intervals. Patients with longstanding scars which have often caused them to be self-conscious have regained much confidence after treatment. If you have suffered from scarring, our providers are best equipped to create a customized treatment plan to help you regain confidence and restore the beauty of your skin.

Microneedling has proven helpful in smoothing the vertical wrinkles that are often seen around the mouth (perioral rhytides) as well as the wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet or periocular rhytides). These wrinkles are often caused by repetitive muscle movements in the areas as well as by destruction of collagen due to cumulative sun damage through the years. The thin skin around the eyes makes them more prone to wrinkling as well.

Skin Aging Process and Microneedling

As our skin ages, the production of the skin’s primary building block (collagen) slows down which causes the skin to look and feel thin. By stimulating the production of new skin cells, microneedling creates a more youthful and uniform skin appearance. Clinical results from microneedling are natural, subtle, and achieved over time as the body repairs itself. As a result, it can be used to minimize wrinkles and enlarged pores as well as to improve the appearance of scars in all skin types.

What is the Microneedling Treatment Process Like?

Microneedling treatments can be performed alone, but a series of 3 to 5 treatments at monthly time intervals are often recommended to maximize the clinical response. Each minimally invasive procedure is performed within a 30 minute office visit. Our providers will determine the best treatment strategy for each individual based on the degree of skin damage and patient concerns.

Microneedling Recovery

During the procedure, there may be light bleeding, but the skin appears only minimally pink (without bleeding) at the completion of the treatment. As such, microneedling is considered a “no downtime” treatment. The healing process is quick and painless. Mild skin redness and swelling (like a sunburn) is expected, but resolves quickly within a few days. Skin care products to enhance the results from the procedure are supplied in order to maximize the benefits from treatment. In most cases, makeup can be applied the following day. Favorable clinical responses are often observed within 3-4 weeks after treatment as the collagen begins to form.

What are the Benefits of Microneedling?

  • Dramatically increases the effectiveness and penetration of skin care products
  • Stimulates circulation and collagen production
  • Medical grade needles are safe and non-allergenic
  • Cost effective compared to other skin resurfacing procedures
  • Can be performed on all skin types- including dark skin
  • All body areas (including fragile skin around the eyes, mouth and neck) can be safely treated.

What are the Skin Effects of Microneedling?

  • Stimulates tissue regeneration
  • Reduces scars from acne, trauma, and surgery by improving skin contour and pliability
  • Shrinks enlarged pores
  • Improves the appearance of stretch marks

Microneedling is Not Recommended for Individuals who :

  • Have taken Accutane (isotretinoin) within the three months preceding treatment
  • Have Open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the skin to be treated
  • Have a skin infection, inflammatory condition, or herpes simplex in the area to be treated

Your dermatologist can help you decide if microneedling is a good fit for your skin care treatment.

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Hands
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Abdomen
  • Back

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