What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a cosmetic facial treatment that involves the puncturing of the skin with tiny, sterile needles to trigger the skin’s healing process and the production of collagen. In addition to triggering the skin’s natural healing process, different topical components can be added afterwards that address a variety of issues.
What Does Micro-Needling Treat?
- Scars – Micro-Needling can increase the process and the in which your body heals a scar, making it lighter, smoother and less noticeable. This includes scars from acne, post-traumatic scars and surgical scars.
- Aging Skin – When the needles penetrate the surface of the skin, this encourages the production of collagen to fill these tiny “wounds”. Once the skin starts healing itself, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkle by revealing smoother and firmer.
- Skin Texture – patients with large pores, dead skin cells and skin depressions from previous acne can have the appearance of rougher, bumpier skin. Micro-needling can help minimize the appearance of pores and breakdown the dull skin cells by promoting new cell growth.
- “Tired” Skin – Dull, tired skin can be brightened by renewing the skin cells, increasing collagen production and allowing skincare products to absorb into the skin and be more effective.
What Are the Different Micro-Needling Therapies?
In addition to the standard micro-needling treatments, after the punctures are made an addition topical treatment can be added to address a specific issue.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
When PRP is coupled with micro-needling, platelets are extracted from your own blood and applied topically right after to encourage wound healing. Since PRP therapy and micro-needling are both used for skin rejuvenation, when they are used together this accelerates the healing process in a very effective yet natural way.
Using vitamin C in your everyday skincare regimen is a great way to promote radiance, protect and anti-age. Since micro-needling allows products to better absorb, applying a vitamin C serum immediately following a treatment will be more effective and sink in deeper. Vitamin C can reduce the severity of fine lines and wrinkles, help skin retain moisture and brighten your skin.
Stem cells have the ability to completely regenerate the skin. This a very attractive benefit to patients that want a treatment to improve the more severe signs of aging. While the skin is still fresh from micro-needling, stem-cells are applied to the skin as a topical treatment. The tiny “wounds” will soak up the stem-cells completely rather than attempting to soak into closed pores.
Micro-Needling at MetroMD
If you are searching for a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment with dramatic results, micro-needling might be a great option for you. Contact MetroMD today for more information about the different treatment options. The professionals at MetroMD are ready to help you find a customized skin rejuvenation plan just for you. For more information, visit our blog.