For as many products as we’ve created to combat injuries and the signs of aging, nothing heals the body better than itself. This is why microneedling is such a popular remedy for wrinkles, acne scars, pigment and more. Microneedling uses the body’s own natural methods of healing to refresh the skin and remove unsightly blemishes.
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling, typically uses a device that looks like a pen to poke very small holes in the skin in order to jumpstart the body’s healing process. The microneedling pen has fine needles that create micro-abrasions. . This procedure is used to clear up a number of facial issues such as:
- Acne scars
- Fine lines
This is a good choice for patients who want to begin to change the way their skin looks, but not use injections, lasers or more invasive treatment.
WHAT IS TREATMENT LIKE?
Treatments typically take around 15-30 minutes, but could change depending on the area that is receiving treatment. The pain that’s felt during the procedure depends on the patient’s tolerance for pain, the area that is being treated and the size of the needle being used. After treatment is completed you may experience some redness, tenderness and swelling.
Patients see the benefits of microneedling on the same day, but it’s recommended that patients make return visits. How many visits you make depend on your skincare goals.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Regular appointments can be highly effective in maintaining a youthful look for years on end. By routinely creating these microfractures and forcing the body to heal itself, you’re continually refreshing your face in a safe, natural way.
- Builds collagen
- Skin tightening
- Skin cell turnover improves quality and texture
- Minimal downtime
- Decrease pore size
WHAT KINDS OF MICRONEEDLING ARE OFFERED?
Not all microneedling devices are created equal. Some types of this procedure are for specific areas of the body, some are centered on different techniques and some are offered in conjunction with other forms of treatment.
Windermere Dental and Medical Spa is proud to offer a variety of microneedling options for you:
Radiofrequency (RF): This procedure combines traditional microneedling technique with the power of RF technology. While the microneedles are piercing the skin, a handheld device is sending powerful RF waves into the skin to break up fat cells. The combination of the microneedles and RF ways gives your body a double-dose of trauma, which causes it to heal even faster to give you cleaner and tighter skin.
Aquagold™ Microneedling: Traditional microneedling creates tiny holes in your face in order to boost the natural healing process. Aquagold™ takes this concept one step further by using its micro-channeling technology to place a combination of products in the dermis. Combinations may include HA based fillers, neurotoxins, skin lightening solutions, PRP and more.
Microneedling with PRP: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) solutions are made from the natural platelets in your body. This is done by drawing a small sample of blood and spinning it in a centrifuge until the plasma is separated. This plasma is then reintroduced into the body to clear up wrinkles and boost new skin production. When PRP is added to it allows the body to heal the small holes caused by the microneedles faster and with better results
Full-Body Microneedling: Just as the name suggests, this is microneedling across the entire body instead of just the face. This is good for acne scars on the neck and back and also helps with stretch marks and other scars.
The true microneedling experience is made even better when paired with additional serums and treatments. Talk with your Windermere Dental and Medical Spa provider to see what additional treatments you can receive to enhance your overall experience.
Your microneedling journey begins with a single step, and that’s your consultation. Call today and talk to one of our medical experts about what microneedling can do for you.