Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses tiny needles to cause micro-injuries in the skin to induce the skin’s own healing process to help improve the appearance of acne scars and overall skin texture. At Aesthetica, we use the SkinPen by Bellus Medical to perform microneedling treatments. The SkinPen is the first microneedling device cleared by the FDA to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars.
Benefits of microneedling:
- Improves acne and surgical scars
- Helps to reduce pore size
- Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves skin textured
- Can help tighten and rejuvenate the skin
Frequently Asked Questions
What is microneedling?
Micro-needling is a simple procedure that uses fine needles to break down old scar tissue and stimulate new collagen production. Creating new collagen leads to the formation of new, healthier skin tissue.
Is microneedling painful?
We offer complimentary topical numbing prior to treatment in order to make microneedling treatments more comfortable.
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling begins by cleansing the skin and removing the topical numbing. The SkinPen device is used to penetrate the skin to create micro-channels. These micro-channels facilitate the absorption of medical grade products such as hyaluronic acid, growth factors, and in some cases Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Your body responds to the micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin fibers.
What does microneedling treat?
Microneedling can help improve the following conditions: mild to moderate acne scars, fine lines, deep wrinkles, sagging skin, rough skin texture, enlarged pores, and stretch marks.
Who is a good candidate for microneedling?
Microneedling works for all skin types. Anyone who wants to improve their skin texture is a good candidate for microneedling.
What is the downtime of microneedling?
Downtime for microneedling is minimal. Patients usually experience some redness and mild swelling following the procedure. Patients may even notice a slight bruising or several tiny blood spots; these will disappear within 24 to 48 hours.
*Results and patient experience may vary.