Is it the missing ingredient for your skin’s success?
If you follow beauty blogs on social media, there is no doubt that you have heard about “microneedling”. Microneedling is a procedure that typically uses a handheld electric-powered device that requires sterile, disposable needle tips. These tiny needles create pin-point micro openings deep into the skin which stimulates a release of growth inducing substances, or growth factors. Collagen production increases creating smoother, glowing, and more touchable skin that no one can resist!
Microneedling has quickly become an attractive option for healthy aging for many reasons. The broad range of applications include skin rejuvenation, hair regeneration, acne scarring, wrinkles, surgical scars, discoloration, enlarged pores, routine skincare, and coupled energy systems. The transition starts immediately but will continue to improve for months, with a typical recommendation of three to six sessions. Although it seems intense (we know, needles can be scary), it is minimally invasive, offering next to no downtime with the proper equipment and technique. Each treatment area is numbed with a prescriptive topical cream to ensure your comfort while receiving an effective treatment. Microneedling can be used alone or in combination with other great treatments for optimal results and an enviable glow!
While microneedling has been around for years, there are recent advancements in dermatology that continue to elevate and enhance treatment outcomes. The micro channels created allow for better skincare penetration so that select products applied during and after the treatment will further enhance your results (such as a chemical peel applied immediately after microneedling). We also have the capability of synergistically pairing microneedling with other technologies and techniques such as radiofrequency, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), and Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) for even more tightening and remodeling of the skin.
All skin and microneedling treatments are not created equally and should never be done at home or outside of a board certified physician’s direct supervision. An expert practitioner will customize your treatment specifically for you and your beauty concerns. While microneedling is not a cookie cutter approach, if your skin is feeling a little more oatmeal raisin these days, microneedling just might be the ingredient your skincare “recipe” is missing.