Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that has been used by dermatologists for over 20 years. This minimally invasive treatment has stood the test of time in terms of popularity, especially since at-home products have become available. Read on to learn more about how microneedling works, what it treats and why at-home products are not the best idea.
How the Treatment Works
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment designed to rejuvenate skin. The treatment uses fine needles to create small punctures in the top layer of skin, which trigger the skin to produce collagen and elastin. The holes created by the tiny needles are ‘micro injuries’ that tell the skin to produce collagen, fill fine lines and plump the skin—making you look younger. Patients notice results for up to one year after the treatment.
What is Microneedling Used for?
Microneedling is used for a variety of skin problems, which is why it is appealing to so many people. Some of the problems it addresses are sunken areas of skin caused by acne, acne scars, pore size, stretch marks and overall skin rejuvenation. It also improves skin texture and increases firmness.
Don’t Try Microneedling at Home
More recently, an at-home version of microneedling has become popular. This method, known as dermarollers, is not necessarily the best option. Many find it convenient because it is cheaper and you are able to conduct the treatment in your own home. However, this method might do more harm than it does good.
Dermarollers pull out on an angle, which may cause tears in the skin and lead to hyperpigmentation, scarring or even infection. To reduce risk and receive the safest treatment possible, the Second Appearance team recommends going to a professional physician, nurse or aesthetician.
Microneedling in the Southlake, Texas Area
At Second Appearance, we offer microneedling through our EndyMed Pro multi-application system with the Intensif RF Microneedle handpiece. EndyMed Pro’s 3DEEP handpiece not only tightens the skin, but also treats active acne, acne scars, deep wrinkles, stretch marks, oily skin and other conditions that require deep dermal heating.
Intensif sets itself apart from traditional microneedling because it uses the microchannels to not only introduce rejuvenation solutions into the skin, but also to deliver RF energy, while simultaneously stimulating collagen production and tightening the skin. The procedure spares the outer layer of skin so there’s no peeling or pain, and there is no downtime required for recovery.
If you’re intrigued about laser skin rejuvenation but aren’t quite sure where to start, ask your Second Appearance clinician about Intensif RF Microneedle Skin Remodeling. Contact us or call 817.442.0999 to schedule a consultation today!