You might be the right candidate for microneedling if you don’t qualify for fractional light-based therapy due to your skin type, such as dark skin. It is also less invasive procedure than most lasers. Most patients barely even feel the needles! Here is what you need to know about microneedling and how it can improve your skin’s appearance.
Microneedling is a procedure that helps the skin generate collagen in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars. With an automated dermapen, small needles gently poke the skin. We apply medical grade serums during and after the treatment to maximize penetration. We have serums for wrinkles and serums for hyperpigmentation. Our office uses numbing cream to reduce any pain that you may feel. This is applied about 20 minutes before your treatment. The procedure takes about 15 minutes to perform. You will see smoother, toner, and firmer skin within two to three treatments. We recommend microneedling for those who want to reduce the appearance of scars, large pores, and wrinkles on the face.
The procedure is similar to fractional light-based therapy because it helps your skin generate new collagen to improve its appearance. One treatment lasts roughly one hour with prep time included. After two to three sessions, our clients see improvements in fine lines around the upper and lower lips and eyes. They also notice improvements in their acne scars. The best part about microneedling is that it is safe for most skin types.
Microneedling slightly injures the skin, which in turn stimulates the skin to produce more collagen, a protein responsible to keep the skin elastic, smooth and firm. Collagen naturally declines with age. This is why so many people develop wrinkles and loose skin as they get older. Microneedling can help your skin stimulate more collagen to help it look young again.
After your procedure, you won’t need to do anything at all! However, for the first 24 hours after the treatment, your skin will look as if it had been sunburned, so you should avoid the sun for a day. You may feel some discomfort in the area that was treated, but this should go away quickly. We recommend coming back for three to five session to get the maximum benefit from the treatment. Most patients find that this treatment works much better than the roller you can use at home. We also can penetrate deeper than the rollers to get better results.