Microneedling

microneedling Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that uses very fine, sterile needles to promote skin rejuvenation. It also increases transdermal delivery of topical medications, which can be applied during the procedure.

The skin is numbed by applying an anesthetic cream prior to the procedure. Micron sized needles are inserted into the skin, temporarily creating micro- channels through which medications can enter into the deeper layers of the skin.

Microneedling has a number of beneficial effects:

  • It stimulates release of tissue growth factors, which promote the synthesis of new collagen and elastin fibers. This effect can be augmented by applying platelet rich plasma (PRP) on your skin. PRP is a super concentrated serum of growth peptides and proteins prepared from your own blood.
  • It increases blood flow to the skin
  • Remodels and smoothes scars, such as sunken acne scars or surgical scars
  • Improves the appearance of fine wrinkles and lines
  • Evens skin tone and texture
  • Lightens melasma and unwanted areas of dark discoloration – Prescription strength pigment corrective serums and/or creams can be applied during the procedure to boost correction.

For best results, a series of treatments are recommended; typically the treatments are done every 6-10 weeks. How many microneedling sessions may be needed varies from individual to individual. One’s skin type, the extensiveness of the condition, as well as severity play a role in determining the number of treatments.