5 Things You Didn’t Know About Microneedling
Microneedling has become one of the most popular procedures around the world. If you desire supple, youthful skin, microneedling has become the recommended procedure. The minimally invasive procedure involves a roller with an array of stainless steel needles. When moved back and forth on the patient’s skin, the microneedles penetrate the skin, smoothing out wrinkles, acne scars and increasing collagen production. Now that you know what microneedling is keep reading for five things you didn’t know about the procedure.
It’s not superficial.
Unlike procedures such as microdermabrasion or dermaplaning, microneedling is not a superficial exfoliating procedure. If you’re doing at-home microneedling, which we don’t recommend, the needles cannot be more than 0.3 mm. At your Dermatologist's office, the needles will be longer. Thus, more beneficial. By creating these micro-punctures, your body signals your skin to produce more collagen and elastin. Say goodbye to dull, uneven skin and hello to a supple and smooth glow!
It’s not as painful as you think.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure on its own. Many people purchase at-home microneedling kits and don’t use a numbing cream at all. There may be moments where the rolling is uncomfortable, but it should never be unbearable for the patient. Your Board-certified Dermatologist will make the procedure more comfortable by utilizing a combination of anesthetic techniques like topical anesthesia, vibration, and ProNox.
Microneedling & Other Treatments
Microneedling is commonly used in conjunction with other treatments. Your Board-certified Dermatologist or Aesthetician will determine what other anti-aging agents would be beneficial to your skin. One treatment that has become very popular is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and microneedling. The PRP is collected from each patient. This involves a simple blood draw and a quick spin in the centrifuge. The PRP is injected into the patient’s problem areas and is also applied to the skin before using the microneedling tool. This process allows the platelet-rich plasma to absorb directly into the skin, providing astounding results.
Your skin will begin to heal itself.
Wrinkles and sagging skin are the results of decreased collagen production. Skin elasticity and durability begin to suffer, causing older-looking skin. With microneedling, each puncture plays a significant role. The tiny needles wound the skin by created mico-injuries. This stimulates the skin to create more collagen and heal itself quicker. The result is smoother skin with fewer scars and less fine lines and wrinkles.
Microneedling vs. Lasers
Many people don’t realize that the results of microneedling and laser treatments are very similar. Both help prevent any signs of aging and diminish the look of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. Microneedling and lasers don’t have any down or recovery time, making them very convenient procedures. Each procedure is state-of-the-art and delivers fantastic results. To decide which procedure is perfect for your skin, contact Elias Dermatology for a consultation.
Microneedling is the next big thing in dermatology. If you crave beautiful, smooth skin, this procedure might be just right for you. When used in conjunction with our other skin treatments, you are guaranteed perfect skin in no time. Visit one of our offices in Fort Lauderdale or Pembroke Pines today. 954-771-0582