Give Your Skin a Little Needling
- Posted on: Sep 15 2017
Although we’re just at the end of summer, hopefully, we all can still remember spring. Lawns and spring = aerating, the process of machine punching little plugs in the turf. The idea is to allow better penetration of fertilizer and air and to encourage the turf to grow new shoots in the aeration holes.
Microneedling at Dr. Beaty’s is a similar idea, but the rejuvenation is on your face. Also called collagen induction therapy, microneedling uses thousands of tiny punctures to stimulate the skin’s natural healing processes. It gives our patients a healthy glow to their facial skin.
How does microneedling work?
At Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery, we use the Rejuvapen® Micro Fractional Collagen Stimulation System for our microneedling. The system uses the Rejuvapen, a pen-like instrument with nine tiny microneedles. We first apply a topical numbing cream, and then our aesthetician moves the Rejuvapen over the treatment areas, and the nine needles create microscopic punctures in the skin. Patients equate the feeling as something akin to sandpaper being lightly rubbed on the skin.
The microscopic punctures are small enough that they begin healing immediately. But they also trigger the body to react as if wounded. This response produces new collagen and elastin to heal the “wounds.” Plus, the punctures themselves allow better penetration of treatment serums we apply after the microneedling.
What issues can I treat with microneedling?
Microneedling provides a fast, painless, effective method for improving these skin problems:
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Stretch marks
- Skin laxity
What happens after my session?
Immediately following your treatment your face will be red as if you have a moderate sunburn. There may also be some swelling and dryness for a couple of days, but nothing dramatic. From there, your skin improves as the body produces new collagen and elastin, along with new skin cells.
Posted in: Medical Skin Care