For those looking to improve the look of scars, boost collagen, or encourage hair growth, microneedling can offer a minimally invasive solution. Aria MediSpa and Wellness Center offer a microneedling that gained significant traction in recent years thanks to new technology
Microneedling creates microscopic punctures in the skin.
Simply put, microneedling is the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin for the purposes of rejuvenation, explains Macrene. The most popular (and cost effective) microneedling device, known as a dermaroller, is made up of micro-fine needles that range in diameter from 0.5 and 2.5 millimeters. But, if the prospect of multiple needle wounds sounds slightly ominous to you, know that the punctures are more like pin-pricks that enter only surface-level deep. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), has become a very popular procedure in the realm of skin rejuvenation. The treatment produces visible results, there are few possible complications, and it is extremely simple—a patient can undergo a basic microneedling procedure in just a matter of minutes.
Microneedling is very simple: Tiny needles penetrate the skin in order to create superficial wounds that stimulate the production of collagen and other growth factors, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks without subjecting the patient to the pain of epidural abrasion.
Before a microneedling procedure, collagen-stimulating products are applied to the skin to prepare it for the treatment, and numbing agents are sometimes used to help combat pain. Traditional microneedling devices, such as stamps and rollers, offer needles that are arranged at fixed depths. Additionally, pen-like mechanical devices insert needles vertically; they can be programmed to administer treatment to varying depths, which allows clinicians to easily customize each procedure to the patient’s needs. Afterward, hydrating and healing agents are utilized to assist the skin’s recovery.
Generally, this procedure is very easy to perform and is mostly safe. Patients thus far have reported very few complications, and the few that have been suffered—a few cases of granulomas caused by the use of improper substances after the procedure, as well as a case of scarring caused by excessive pressure—have been the result of technician error rather than flaws that are endemic to the treatment. However, just because a treatment is simple and relatively safe does not mean that it is legal for non-medical personnel to administer it.
There is little to no downtime required after microneedling. Patients may experience some redness and swelling for 2 to 3 days. A regular skin care regimen can be resumed after 3 days, but alcohol-based toners and sun exposure should be avoided for 10 to 14 days
After a microneedling session, which takes about an hour, your skin will start to naturally regenerate and heal, working below the surface in the dermis. As collagen production increases, new skin cells are generated, and blood supply is enhanced. It can take up to six weeks before signs of regeneration and repair become visible. The process will continue over the following months, providing you with natural and long-lasting enhancement.