Microneedling or collagen induction therapy, is a non-surgical technique that creates tiny channels in the dermal layer of the skin with nearly painless, very tiny, fine needles after a topical numbing process. This initiates the body’s natural healing process to induce collagen and elastin. By creating microscopic injuries to the surface of the skin, the body is encouraged to grow fresh, unblemished skin. As one of the most popular skin beauty treatments, microneedling helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles, diminishes hyperpigmentation in the skin, improves signs of acne scars, and more.
Microneedling sessions require rest for up to five days, and mild symptoms after treatment include light burning, tightness, and mild skin flaking. However, noticeable differences in skin texture will occur within a couple of weeks. In some cases, retreatments may be necessary to see long-term results. For more information, our provider will discuss whether microneedling is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Microneedling uses a powerful handpiece to create tiny channels into the dermal layer of the skin. The skin is prepped with topical lidocaine to provide numbing to the skin and uses a mechanical microneedling device without the application of heat or light.
Microneedling can be used to treat acne/rosacea, scar revision, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles on the face and body. The needle maneuvers to stimulate the dermis resulting in the break up of scar tissue, hyperpigmentation, and correction of skin texture. Optimal results are achieved within 3-6 treatments one month apart.
While prominently used for treating the face, microneedling can be used anywhere on the body. Microneedling can be applied to the entire face, neck, arms, legs, and abdomen, among other areas of the body. Beyond removing scar tissue and skin flaws, microneedling can also help stimulate collagen for the hair follicles to encourage hair growth. Issues such as male pattern baldness, traction alopecia, and telogen effluvium can be treated by microneedling to help regrow hair follicles and stimulate the scalp for healthier hair.
Microneedling can be combined with PRP or other facial treatments available at Youthology Medical to produce maximum results. Some treatment options that we can offer include:
- Botox Facials: Our botox facial combines topical use of Botox and microneedling. By infusing Botox during microneedling, along with a hyaluronic acid serum, you will appreciate tighter skin pores, decreased oil production, and a renewed skin texture. Our Skin Pen device allows us to create microscopic channels, creating better absorption for our serums. It’s important to remember that our Botox microneedling facials are not Botox injections.
- Liquid Gold Facial: Our liquid gold facial incorporates PRP(Platelet-Rich Plasma) treatment with microneedling to introduce concentrated growth factors that rapidly improve the natural healing process and helps to assist with collagen production achieving faster results.
Microneedling sessions require healing for up to five days, and mild symptoms after treatment include light burning, tightness, and mild skin flaking. However, noticeable differences in skin texture will occur within a couple of weeks. In some cases, retreatments may be necessary to see long-term results. For more information, our provider will discuss whether microneedling is right for you.
Microneedling essentially performs a similar process accomplished by using lasers, but does so without the application of heat or light. The process is instead mechanical, and produces some amazing anti-aging effects by encouraging the body to rejuvenate itself. Additionally it has less downtime than some laser treatments.
Dont forget to add Dermaplaning to a Microneedling Session to increase absorption of serum or PRP!
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*this is not botox injections*
liquid gold Facial
Add PRP to a Microneedling treatment. By adding PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), also known by some as the “Vampire Facial”, we are taking your own blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets from the blood. The resulting serum contains high concentrated amounts of natural growth factors to help with healing and collagen production, and decreases the redness and swelling seen after microneedling, boosting the treatment’s effects. By injecting directly into the area desired or microneedling into the skin we can help achieve your results faster.
Suffering from hair loss?
Microneedling helps stimulate collagen production as well in the hair follicles of the skin, which encourages hair growth. Androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness), which affects both men and women, is another hair loss condition that is a combination of genetic and hormonal factors. Notoriously tricky to treat, male pattern baldness can be helped with microneedling procedures. Traction alopecia (caused by frequent pulling of the hair) and telogen effluvium (stress-related excess hair shedding) can be treated by microneedling as well. All procedures can be used with hyaluronic acid or PRP (platelet rich plasma).