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Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that has become increasingly popular for many reasons. We have been offering the treatment for many years. It is wise to research any treatment modality before deciding to utilize it. Microneedling has many examples of tremendous outcomes with almost no downside as it leverages your body’s healing cascade and provides improvement almost immediately. Here is a guide on Microneedling.

What is microneedling?

Microneedle devices offer a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment for collagen stimulation, pore reduction, scar revision, hair regeneration, fine lines, and wrinkle reduction. Also known as the CIT (collagen induction therapy). Microneedling utilizes a device that creates tiny punctures in the epidermis layer of the skin. These minor wounds cause the body to react by creating elastin and collagen, which heals the skin, making you look more youthful and fresh. The treatment is predicated on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself after experiencing micro trauma.

In other words, Microneedling accelerates the skin regeneration process through micro-injuries caused by the device puncturing the skin. This procedure evokes multiple reactions divided into three phases:

Phase 1: Inflammation

Phase 2: Proliferation

Phase 3: Remodeling

The procedure activates the platelet growth factors that stimulate fibroblasts needed to produce elastin and collagen.

How does the procedure work?

Initially, a topical anesthetic such as a BLT cream (Benzocaine, Lidocaine, Tetracaine) is applied to numb the patient’s skin to ensure a pain-free treatment. Next, a thin layer of topical gel is used for the skin-needling device (featuring 12 fine needles) to slide and glide on the skin during the procedure smoothly; typically, the product is hyaluronic acid, or PRP, PRF.

The device is gently and carefully applied to the epidermis, penetrating the skin to a depth of up to 2mm, creating tiny wounds. These perforations signal the body to react by producing elastin fibers and collagen, increasing over time, making the skin fuller and look younger.

This procedure usually takes 30 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the area treated. However, the number of sessions required may vary based on your targeted goals and skin condition.

Which body parts can benefit from the treatment?

Microneedling Treatment is often used on the face to target skin issues like:

Besides the face, the neck, décolleté, arms, hands, abdomen, back, legs, and skin can benefit from the procedure.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Microneedling Treatment is often used on the face to target skin issues like:

Can the microneedling procedure be performed on any skin color?

Medical Microneedling is safe to use on all skin colors and types.

What is the procedure’s downtime?

You will have some redness but can go back to work after completing the procedure. On average, patients undergoing the Microneedling procedure experience redness for up to 3 days, a natural skin response to the minor injuries made by the needles. However, many people heal in less than 24 hours. We have many options to expedite the healing process, such as an option for even faster healing.

What to avoid on the skin after treatment?

Post-treatment, avoid applying creams with ingredients like Glycolic acid, retinol, and acidic ingredients for at least three days. Avoid sun exposure for 24 hours, and sunscreen is highly recommended.

How many treatments of microneedling are recommended?

Each individual’s requirements are unique, and the number of treatments is variable. Some patients require a single treatment annually to achieve optimal results, while others may need three to four treatments spaced about six to eight weeks apart. We will sit down with you and design the optimal regimen to achieve your goals.