The idea of puncturing your own skin to improve its health may sound strange at first, however that’s what microneedling is all about. This popular treatment is restoring the youthful appearance of many men and women safely and effectively.
If you’re not familiar with the benefits of microneedling, read on to learn more about how Balcones Dermatology and Aesthetics can treat your wrinkles, skin discoloration, and acne scars with the Eclipse MicroPen™ Elite.
How microneedling works
The Eclipse Micropen Elite, which is about the same size as an electric toothbrush, contains 12 tiny needles that pierce the surface of your skin, causing microinjuries. As a result of these micro-injuries, your skin begins to produce new collagen, an essential building block of healthy skin. Immediately after the treatment, your skin will begin to heal from the inside out, which in turn, will improve tone and texture without medications or surgery.
Over time, new collagen will continue to form, ultimately filling out areas of lost volume and improving the elasticity of your skin. The skin will appear younger and more vibrant, with results that can last for months.
To enhance results from the microneedling process, our medical aesthetician will include the application of a specialized serum, such as hyaluronic acid or PRP (platelet-rich plasma) to further enhance your skin’s healing. PRP is a specialized version of microneedling that we offer at Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics, where the patient’s blood is drawn beforehand, and the platelet-rich plasma is spun out, using a centrifuge. PRP is rich with your own growth-factor, which has been shown to further enhance the healing process of the body.
Facts About Microneedling
Even if you’ve heard about microneedling procedures to revive your skin, you may not know about these interesting facts.
1. It’s not a new concept
While celebrities recently started praising the effects of microneedling treatments of the skin, the basic concept behind this procedure has been around for decades. It’s also commonly known as collagen induction therapy.
The technique that’s become prevalent in aesthetic practice today was discovered accidentally when practitioners realized skin would begin producing collagen after a small injury to its surface.
2. It doesn’t hurt
While the thought of intentionally causing injury to your own skin sounds painful, the reality is that microneedling isn’t a painful procedure. The MicroPen Elite is gently pressed onto your skin, and the ultra-fine needles in the device work quickly, thanks to a high-speed motor.
To make absolutely sure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure, you can receive a topical numbing cream applied over the treatment area.
3. It’s great for all skin types
If you have extra dry or oily skin, you know some products or treatment options don’t work well for you. However, the nature of the microneedling procedure makes it a great choice for all skin types and conditions.
Regardless of your skin color, texture, or condition, microneedling offers many benefits to restore your youthful good looks. Your skin feels and looks tighter, pores grow smaller, and discolorations in your skin are diminished.
New collagen growth also addresses tougher issues like scarring from acne or stretch marks after weight loss, all without surgery. The best part is that you can return to your usual activities immediately after treatment with no long recovery time necessary.
When you’re ready to boost your skin’s health and revitalize your appearance, consider the many advantages microneedling has to offer. The providers at Balcones Dermatology and Aesthetics perform a thorough evaluation of your skin before recommending microneedling. As long as you are free from chronic acne breakouts or skin infections, you can enjoy the long-lasting results microneedling offers.
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