What is Micro-needling and What can it Treat?
Micro-needling may sound like an intimidating procedure at first but the treatment can be considered a more effective way to do a facial. Don’t let the word “needle” scare you. Learn more about micro-needling and what the treatment can do for you.
What is Micro-needling?
Micro-needling, also known as dermarolling, is a safe and effective way in which you can take care of your skin. It has been in use for many years. A micro-needling facial is a treatment based on the use of tiny needles to create micro channels in the skin. This process stimulates the skin and its natural ability to heal itself by producing collagen and elastin. By stimulating the body’s own collagen and elastin production, the treatment will tighten, lift and revitalize your skin. A micro-needling facial can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, minimize pores, as well as improve stretch marks and scarring.
With today’s techniques, the levels of dermal penetrations can be controlled through the epidermis by an arrangement of micro-needles. The depths are precisely adjusted by settings located on the hand piece. Each of the thousands of small channels in the dermis will activate and stimulate positive wound healing by producing growth factors for subsequent collagen and elastin production.
This treatment allows the skin to absorb products better than before. These small channels allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. There is no tissue destruction with the treatment. The small channels located in the epidermis close quickly and the skin starts the healing response immediately.
It has taken years for this treatment to be embraced by medical professionals as well as society because it almost seems too good to be true. It is a simple treatment of creating tiny wounds without using any heat or any other technology, and the results are amazing.
Is Micro-needling New?
Micro-needling has been used for many decades in various forms. Although it has been around for several years, the public and medical professionals have embraced the treatment only in recent years.
What Can It Treat
Micro-needling is known to help with a number of facial problems. A micro-needling facial is used to improve:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars and surface scarring
- Stretch marks
- Texture and tone
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Micro-needling isn’t exclusive to just the face area. The treatment can be done anywhere on the body where the skin needs to be thickened. Micro-needling can safely be used on nearly all parts of the body. The most frequent treatments are used on the following:
Does a Micro-Needling Facial Hurt?
Typically, the treatment should not hurt. A numbing cream is used on the area to numb the skin well. With this numbing ointment, the medical professional is able to go as deep as they need to depending on your specific situation and needs. After the procedure, you can expect the area to be a little pink from the needles, but it will go away.
What to Expect After Treatment
After the micro-needling treatment, it is normal to look as if you have a sunburn. This may last the rest of the day following the treatment. The redness will fade and eventually go away, but the timing is dependent on the treatment depth. It is best to treat your skin gently and avoid any products that contain acid.
About Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery offers a comfortable environment for those looking for quality equipment. Dr. Gabriel Chiu stands by his philosophy of helping the patient before, during, and after the surgical process. Along with dermarolling, Dr. Chiu is known for his work with rhinoplasties, breast augmentations, and contouring in order to enhance patients’ natural beauty. BHPS is proud to offer micro-needling as a service for those looking for professional beauty services.
When undergoing any procedure, you should always choose a medical professional whom you can trust and with whom you can have candid, comprehensive and open communications. Dr. Chiu takes the time to thoroughly understand your goals and objectives so he can help you achieve the aesthetic results you desire. If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, please contact us here today to schedule a consultation.