Microneedling

Microneedling is a technique in which
multiple, tiny micro-needles are
vertically applied to the skin.

MicroNeedling Rejuvenates the Skin through Collagen Stimulation

The latest in anti-aging facial rejuvenation. Microneedling is a technique in which multiple, tiny micro-needles are vertically applied to the skin. This controlled “damage” to the skin harnesses the body’s own injury response to rejuvenate and repair the skin through the proven science of collagen stimulation.

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MicroNeedling is safe and effective
and can be used to:

  • Stimulate collagen production, which promotes rejuvenation
  • Induce skin tightening, improving wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improves acne scars and surgical scars
  • Increase absorption of active ingredients such as Platelet Rich Plasma or growth factors into the skin, Chemical Peels, IPL or just Hyaulauranic Acid and Serums.

If you have acne scarring, you know the effects can be more than just skin-deep – they can impact your entire life in very real ways. You have probably tried every “miracle” cream, toner and serum on the drugstore shelf, only to be frustrated when they don’t work as well as advertised. Even your closest friends and family members may not fully understand or appreciate just how profoundly acne has influenced your self-esteem over the years.

If you’ve struggled with acne scars for a long time, the good news is that you don’t have to suffer the loss of self-confidence anymore. Bellus Medical, a leader in medical aesthetics products and devices, developed SkinPen as a new option specifically for adults with acne scarring. It is the world’s only FDA-cleared microneedling device that is clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for patients aged 22 and older.

In addition to improving the look of skin scars, microneedling is also a powerful remedy for reversing some loss of collagen due to the natural aging process. It can help turn back the clock on common skin complaints such as wrinkles, fine lines and sagging or drooping skin.

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What Is Microneedling?

Essentially, microneedling is the insertion of very fine, short needles into the surface of the skin to create hundreds of microscopic punctures, which kick the skin’s natural healing process into high gear to improve skin texture, reduce the size of pores and minimize the appearance of wrinkles and scars.

The micro-injuries created during microneedling result in a higher cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production, which both reverse and prevent the signs of aging. Because of the treatment’s ability to activate the generation of new skin cells, just a few sessions of microneedling will noticeably reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

The latest microneedling technology uses radiofrequency (RF) to help stimulate collagen in the skin. The RF emitted from the needles stimulates your body’s natural collagen production by penetrating even more deeply into the skin, which causes it to contract. RF microneedling has become an enormously popular alternative to injectable treatments for creating youthful skin.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling has become increasingly popular among busy women and men who want to improve the look of their skin and create a younger appearance without resorting to more invasive treatments.

When used by a trained expert, the SkinPen device uses tiny needles to create precisely placed microscopic punctures in the surface layer of your skin. The treatment triggers your body’s natural wound healing process and stimulates the growth of two key building blocks of healthy skin: the proteins collagen and elastin.

When your skin has wounds such as those created by the SkinPen, it undergoes a three-stage repair process:

Phase I – Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove impurities, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
Phase II – Proliferation. The wound gets rebuilt with new cells, as well as collagen and elastin. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
Phase III – Remodeling. After new dermal tissue and blood vessels have healed the wound, new, stronger collagen can contract to create a tightening, uplifted effect on skin.

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REVIEWS

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I have been going to University Park Dermatology & Medical Spa for a couple of months now. I moved down here a year ago and it took me some time to find a good dermatologist that I felt comfortable with. I am SO glad I found this place!!!!

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Skin Pen Microneedling?

Because it’s minimally invasive, virtually anyone can safely undergo microneedling therapy. SkinPen doesn’t cause changes in pigmentation like other devices, so it is an ideal treatment for all skin types and tones, including darker skin that’s more susceptible to hyperpigmentation.

Are SkinPen Sessions Painful?

Though most patients do not report the procedure as being painful, you may ask about applying a topical anesthetic to your skin beforehand to make your treatment session even more comfortable.

How Many SkinPen Treatments Will You Need?

While most people require a series of SkinPen procedures, spaced several weeks apart, you may see noticeable results after just one treatment as your body’s healing process begins to rebuild collagen. The number of microneedling sessions you will need will depend on your individual goals and the quality of your skin, so your treatment plan will be tailored specifically to you.

REVIEWS

five-star

I have been going to University Park Dermatology & Medical Spa for a couple of months now. I moved down here a year ago and it took me some time to find a good dermatologist that I felt comfortable with. I am SO glad I found this place!!!!

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RF Microneedling vs Laser Treatment

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What Are the Benefits of SkinPen Microneedling?

SkinPen microneedling is a quick, in-office procedure that takes 30 minutes to an hour and results in smoother, firmer and more even-looking skin. Microneedling targets the skin on a deeper level, repairing it in a way that is far superior to other treatments. There are many other advantages of this revolutionary procedure as well:

● Little to no downtime for healing
● No post-procedure activity restrictions
● Clinically proven to be safe and effective for all skin tones and types
● Comfortable experience
● Short procedure time
● Ideal any time of the year
● Gradually creates visible results
● Minimally invasive
● Little to no risks
● Makes topical treatments penetrate skin better

RF Microneedling vs Laser Treatment

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RF (radio frequency) microneedling and fractionated laser resurfacing (AKA laser treatment) are…

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Medical Procedures

Medical Procedures
Dr. David Sax is a leading expert in Mohs surgery...Read More

Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic Procedures
Laser Skin Tightening, Botox® Cosmetic and Much More...Read More

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What Should You Expect After Your SkinPen Procedure?

Though there are relatively few side effects of microneedling – especially when compared to more invasive procedures – there are some things to be prepared for before you go in for your appointment.

● It’s normal for your skin to have some redness, warmth and sensitivity for the first 24 to 48 hours after your microneedling treatment. The effects are akin to having a mild to moderate sunburn. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and tepid water, and do not use any topical products that might irritate your skin and slow the healing process.

● If you normally wear makeup, don’t apply it with a makeup brush, especially if the brush is not clean.

● Do not take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, as these will interfere with your body’s natural healing process and make your microneedling results less effective. If you experience discomfort, look for a pain medication that does not have anti-inflammatory properties. You can also apply cool compresses to your face to manage heightened skin sensitivity.

● To maintain results from your treatment, always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 25 to prevent sun damage and premature aging, and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.

● In the first few days after your microneedling procedure, you may begin to experience skin dryness and flaking due to an increased turnover of skin cells. Do not pick or scratch at your face, but instead keep it moisturized. Microneedling creates tiny channels in the skin that allow topical products to penetrate more deeply, enhancing the anti-aging benefits of your treatment.

● For maximum results, always carefully follow the post-procedure instructions your medical provider gives you.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call . You can also schedule an appointment using our easy online form.

Medical Procedures

Medical Procedures
Dr. David Sax is a leading expert in Mohs surgery...
Read More

Spa Procedures

Spa Procedures
Facials, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion and More...Read More

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