Enable your skin to rejuvenate itself!
Microneedling is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy which is intended to smooth wrinkles and fine lines, improve scarring and stretch marks while rejuvenating the overall appearance of your skin. At Physician Skin Solutions, microneedling is done by a licensed aesthetician, using a specialized microneedling pen to penetrate the dermis. This penetration simulates an injury to the skin and prompts the skin’s natural ability to heal itself.
How does it work?
The instrument used for microneedling has tiny needles to penetrate and “injure” the epidermis and dermis in a very safe and precise manner. The body’s response to an injury is to produce collagen and elastin (the foundation of healthy and youthful skin) and as the skin begins to heal you will see firmer, smoother, brighter, and more refreshed looking skin. The healing begins almost immediately so you will see results within a week or two and will continue to see improvement for up to 6 months.
These small holes or micro-channels in the skin also allow for better penetration of serums and the treatment is often combined with the topical application of PRP to provide even more dramatic results.
There is no downtime or “recovery” although there is a bit of redness (very similar to a minor sunburn) that will take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours to subside.
What does it treat?
Microneedling is popular for the treatment and improvement of:
- Acne scars
- Scars from injury or surgery
- Stretch marks
- Skin laxity
- Dark spots
- Sun damage
- Textural issues
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines
- Moderate wrinkles
The medical-grade, automated microneedling device is used to treat a number of skin concerns and for general skin rejuvenation. The treatment is popular among our patients because it can be done frequently and combined with the topical application of PRP for even for more dramatic results with no downtime or recovery.