Microneedling 2018-02-09T09:53:21+00:00

WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?

Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. Sound appealing? Not so much. But this minimally invasive treatment, that’s done in our office by a trained technician or the doctor, is virtually painless and incredibly effective. The micro-injuries you create stimulates the body’s natural wound healing process, resulting in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production that can  reverse and prevent signs of aging.  It works the same way lasers do, only you’re injuring the skin mechanically instead of using heat or light. Believe it or not, microneedling has become hugely popular among skincare fanatics—Vogue is calling it the next big thing in anti-aging.

Microneedling reduces fine and deep wrinkles

The primary appeal of microneedling is its ability to stimulate growth of collagen and elastin, which is the key to new, youthful-looking skin. Some doctors would even go so far as to say that the procedure is the most powerful way to stop aging in its tracks and prevent new fine lines and wrinkles from forming. With its ability to trigger the generation of new skin cells, just a few sessions of microneedling will noticeably reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles on the forehead. Dr. Knott says, “I like microneedling because it’s able to stimulate the body’s own natural healing mechanism, so the results are very natural and there’s minimal downtime with it.” It can be used as a maintenance for people who are trying to look their best with minimal downtime.

Microneedling repairs visible scars

In a 2009 study on the effects of microneedling, nearly 100 percent of acne-scarred participants reported a marked improvement in the visibility of their acne scars.  More severe acne scars may require slightly longer needles for maximum results, so it’s best to visit our office because we perform microneedle therapy treatments routinely. Professional grade microneedling devices can be as long as 3 mm, which is twice as effective and will treat deep acne scars that occur beneath the surface of the skin. In case you’re wondering how microneedling compares to fractional laser treatments when it comes to resolving acne scars, a head-to-head comparison published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery in 2016, found both treatments to be comparable and effective, but gave credit to microneedling for being better tolerated, with fewer side effects and less downtime. The study speaks for itself.

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