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What is Microneedling?

Updated: Oct 3, 2019

This is a state of the art treatment option for skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, and scar revision. Microneedling naturally stimulates collagen production, while new cells are generated and the blood supply is enhanced.



It stimulates the regeneration and repair of the skin and improves the skin’s tone and elasticity. It is fantastic for repairing acne scars, for the regeneration of face, neck, décolletage, and hands, stretch marks on the thighs and stomach. This procedure results in smoother, brighter, healthier and younger-looking skin.


Why You’ll Love It

✔ Your makeup goes on significantly smoother

✔ The texture of your skin is improved

✔ Your skin becomes smooth and bright

✔ You’ll be confident to go makeup-free


Microneedling Key Benefits

✔ Repairs acne scars and stretch marks

✔ Instantly brightness the skin

✔ Tightens the pores

✔ Boosts collagen production


How is microneedling performed?

Small needles will be used to create microscopic channels in the skin, that make the skin react as if it were injured, thus stimulating collagen production. These micro punctures also support the penetration of a special serum during the treatment for added anti-aging benefit. During the healing process of the micro-injuries, the top skin layer is also renewed, giving the skin a more youthful appearance.

It is safe when performed by the trained medical aesthetic practitioner.


What to expect?

After the treatment, the skin will feel warm and look pink or red but will return to normal 1-2 days after treatment.


It can take up to 6 weeks to see any results, the regeneration process continues over the following months. For skin rejuvenation, a course of 3 treatments is recommended with a minimum of 6 weeks between them. For acne scars and stretch mark treatment, you may require 3-5 treatments.


Is it safe?

While permanent adverse reactions are uncommon, transient erythema and post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation are commonly reported.

Side effects can include allergy to the cream or serum applied to the skin, infections from improperly cleaned equipment, bleeding, and pain.

Dr. Joshua Zeichner does not recommend microneedling for patients with a history of keloids, which are dome-shaped raised scars, because the treatment could cause a scar that could be worse than the original skin problem.

What science has to say about Microneedling?

Microneedling is a safe, minimally invasive, and effective esthetic treatment for several different dermatologic conditions including acne and other scars, rhytides, and striae. Given its expedient post-treatment recovery, limited side effect profile, and significant clinical results, microneedling is a valuable alternative to more invasive procedures such as laser skin resurfacing and deep chemical peeling. Microneedling: A Review and Practical Guide. Dermatologic Surgery Publication, 2018.

While there is a need for more extensive studies to prove the efficacy of microneedling in treating various dermatological conditions, the few existing ones systematically reveal that Microneedling represents a safe, cost-effective, and efficacious treatment option for a variety of dermatologic conditions in all skin types.


One study found a fantastic increase of epidermal thickness (up to 658% increase) and dermal connective tissue, even more so when combined with skin-care with vitamin A and C.


In a Comprehensive Review on existing studies (2017), professors from New York University School of Medicine, demonstrated that microneedling is effective and safe for the treatment of scars, acne, melasma, photodamage, skin rejuvenation, hyperhidrosis and alopecia and for facilitation of transdermal drug delivery.


Get a better understanding about Microneedling!




References:

American Academy of Dermatology: https://www.aad.org/media/news-releases/fad-beauty-treatments-is-there-science-behind-the-hype

US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27755171

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28796657

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28403263

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24513133


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