What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a needling device. The needles are used to puncture the skin and create controlled injury at a specific depth. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to heal these micro wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed for improved blood supply.
What are the effects of microneedling?
The skin injuries created by microneedling activate the body’s natural wound healing effect to stimulate tissue regeneration. The new collagen fibers elevate the depressed tissue with the periphery skin, smoothing indentations. The rejuvenating effects can be seen in many different aging aspects as well as improving scars. These types of natural results will begin to be seen after a single treatment with full results seen 90 days post procedure:
- Improved skin texture.
- Reduced wrinkle appearance.
- Increased skin plumpness.
- Diminished the visibility of all types of scars, especially acne.
- Diminished pore size.
- Improved appearance of stretch marks.
- Increased hair follicle production.
Does microneedling hurt?
Microneedling does not hurt. A topical lidocaine mixture is applied 20-30 mintues prior to the procedure.
How many treatments would I need?
In order to see the best results from microneedling it is advised to have a minimum of 3 treatments. However, more than 3 may be required depending on the area being treated
How often can I get a microneedling?
A treatment can be done every 4-6 weeks.
Can microneedling be done on all skin tones?
Any person that is looking to improve their skin can consider microneedling. The procedure can be safely performed on almost all skin types, with an array of skin conditions and all Fitzpatrick skin colors can be treated. The reason being is that the epidermis, in particular the melanocytes in the basal layer, are left intact, reducing the risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation even on darker complexion skin.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma consists of drawing blood from your arm, separating the platelets, and then applying it on to your skin during microneedling. The platelets are high in growth hormone, and the microneedling stimulates the skin to regenerate, the entire procedure is meant to aid cell turnover. The results are meant to mimic a facelift, but with zero downtime!
What is tattoo camouflage of stretch marks and scars?
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