Skin Rejuvenation through Microneedling
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling was first used (as we know it today) in Philadelphia by Doctor Desmond Fernandes to treat scars and wrinkles using a stamp with microneedles to induce collagen production. Since then, Microneedling has evolved with the many different instruments being developed as well as techniques.
So what is it? Microneedling focuses on using micro needles to penetrate the skin from the statum corneum found in the epidermis (top layer of skin) to in some cases reaching the dermis (deeper layer of skin) with the purpose of causing a slight injury to the skin which stimulates the bodies collagen production.
What are the Benefits?
Goodbye Wrinkles, Age Spots and Scar Tissue!
Microneedling has been used for decades to help diminish wrinkles, age spots and scar tissue as microneedling increases collagen levels and elastin levels which counters the effects of aging. Another interesting benefit is it's known to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Large Pores? No problem
Although large pore is not necessarily problematic, the reality is that people with larger pores tend to age better as the "extra" oil their oil glands provide work to create a protective layer over their skin. Even then, many people can feel self-conscious about their pore size and thankfully there i things you can do. Since Microneedling helps produce collagen, large pores which can become more visible with age, will appear smaller as the firmness in the skin increases after microneeedling.
Fountain of youth
One of the major benefits of microneedling is that it totally rejuvenates the skin. Since the micro-needles cause the skin to use it's natural immune response, it can help with eliminating age spots, it can make the skin tighter and smoother and return that natural glow!
Is it painful?
Although uncommon, Microneedling is considered a semi-invasive treatment and there is a possibility for some minimal bleeding to occur depending on the depth of the treatment. Microneedling depth can range from 0.5mm to about 2mm depending on the thickness of the skin and the part of the body being worked on.
What should I expect after the treatment?
In the first 3 days, you may experience a sunburn-like feeling in the treated area, as well as tight, dry and sensitive to the touch. It's important to stay away from sun, exercising, sweating as much as possible, and you may only wash your face until after 24 hours. You may also experience flaking of the skin within first week which is caused by the acceleration of the cell turnover.
About a week after the treatment, you could begin using your home skin care products again and most people continue to see a gradual improvement to their skin for the following months.
What should I do to prepare for the treatment?
-You must make sure not to use Accutane for at least 6 months prior to microneedling.
-Avoid irritating the skin or making it more sensitive by avoiding retinoids, exfoliating, topical antibiotics, or acids for at least 5-7 days before treatment.
-Do not be on any blood thinners.
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