Microneedling


What is Microneedling?


Microneedling is infamously known as the "vampire facial" and is vastly growing in popularity. Celebrities swear by this beauty trend and with good reason. Microneedling is a collagen stimulating therapy that significantly reduces the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles. This procedure is completed by the use of a device that has tiny needles which put small holes into the surface of the skin. The holes cause a "micro-injury" and encourage healing and collagen production. This eventually plumps the skin and creates an overall youthful-looking appearance. An anesthetic cream is applied prior to the procedure to make sure your experience is as comfortable as possible.  


How does Microneedling work?


Microneedling utilizes a device called a Dermapen to make thousands of microscopic needle punctures in the outermost layers of the skin. By precisely controlling the depth, spacing, frequency, and pattern of these needle pricks, the Dermapen stimulates your body to make more collagen in the areas where it needs it the most. This procedure has been scientifically demonstrated to show improvement in fine lines, freckles and sun spots, scars, burns, pitted and non-pitted acne scars, stretch marks, and large pores. Microneedling can be combined with a liquid treatment on the skin surface-- such as growth factors, vitamin C, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP)-- to further improve skin quality, evenness, and texture. This is highly effective because the skin absorbs more of these growth factors as a result of microneedling treatment. The so-called "vampire facelift" is an example of these combinations.


Does it hurt?


The procedure is far less painless than it looks. A numbing creme with lidocaine is applied to make you feel as comfortable as possible during the procedure.




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