Microneedling is essentially a manual form of exfoliation of the skin that resurfaces sun-damaged, dull, dehydrated skin. A surgical blade, administered by medical aesthetician, RN or doctor, will exfoliate the outermost layers of the epidermis to diminish dead skin cells, impurities and debris. This encourages the skin to regenerate new skin cells, leaving the complexion initially red and puffy,then smooth, soft and vibrant within a few days.
Micro-needling can have be beneficial for:
- Diminishing fine lines and smooth out wrinkles*
- Smoothing scars, especially acne scarring, burn scars*
- Improving overall skin tone and texture*
- Helping to unblock blackheads*
- Temporarily reduces facial hair (hair does not grow back thicker)*
- Generate new healthy cell growth and increase collagen*
- Enhancing penetration of skin care products*
- Improving stretchmarks*
Microneedling is a procedure that uses multiple fine needles to vertically pierce the skin to cause trauma to the treatment site. The purpose of the needled site is to cause collagen regeneration and enhance skin rejuvenation. Microneedling can be with roller (gentler epidermal leveling) or by stamping method to reach a set depth in the skin while minimizing excess damage to the epidermis.*
Medical Micro-Needling is a treatment that constitutes a form of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) and is referred to as a non-ablative skin treatment. This means that the deeper parts of the skin are treated without removing the top layer of skin. Various skin conditions that can be treated are: fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, softening existing scars, and sun damage, and to improve overall skin color and texture and 200% increase in collagen from needle penetration alone.
The thought behind microneedling is to create a controlled trauma underneath the skin’s surface, thereby forcing the body to respond form new tissue layers of elastin- and collagen fibers as well as new capillaries for an improved blood supply in the treated area. The skin plumps with collagen and thickens in response to this stimulation causing reduction in appearance of scars, and fine lines and other skin texture irregularities.*
Q. How far apart are treatments done?
A. 4-6 weeks.*
Q. Is microneedling safe for darker skin types?
A. YES. Since no melanin-absorbing laser and no heat are involved, the Dermapen is relatively safer than lasers, such as IPL, for most darker skin types.*
Q. Who performs the treatments?
A. One of our medical practitioners or medical aesthetician will perform your treatment.
Q. Is microneedling painful?
A. Uses very fine needles and is relatively comfortable. A topical numbing cream is all that is needed.*
Q. How long is each treatment?
A. For a face, each treatment is 30 to 60 minutes.*
Q. How is microneedling different from a needle roller?
A. Needle rollers are often used for large areas. It is based on hand pressure, so the depth of penetration varies depending on the amount of pressure exerted and the softness of the skin, while the microneedling pen has depth of penetration is set precisely with an electronic dial. The needles on a roller pull out of the skin as the wheel turns. This does not happen with the pen, which relies only on vertical needle action.*
Q. Can you receive a Dermapen treatment if pregnant?
A. Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women due to a number of minor reasons.
Q. How does the miconeedling work?
A. It creates micro punctures in your skin temporarily. This “trauma to the skin” stimulates the release of growth factors that trigger the production of collagen and elastin. Your skin reacts to any injury by initiating the healing process. The auto-stamp micro-needling treatments tricks the skin is into repairing itself.*
*Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for treatment. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.