Anti-aging procedures such as injectables, laser treatments, chemical peels and microdermabrasion have become ubiquitous in the non-surgical rejuvenation arena. However, unlike these alternative treatments micro-needling has been around for more than 15 years and is one of the most cost effective procedures available to patients looking to achieve healthy radiant youthful looking skin.
At Skintology Cosmedical Aesthetics all micro-needling is performed by highly trained aestheticians under direct medical supervision. We first numb the site with a topical cream to ensure our patients do not experience any discomfort. A medical device called a derma pen is used to make thousands of needle punctures in the outermost layer of the skin. These punctures create “micro injuries” which triggers a collagen production response that prompting the body to send collagen to the epidermis. This increase in collagen production has been proven to effectively treat stretch marks, fine lines, acne scars, enlarged pores, burns and even brown spots.
Micro-needling is typically administered in conjunction with a liquid treatment such as a serum or PRP (Vampire Filler-link to http://www.skintologyny.com/vampire-filler). The small punctures made in the skin enable serums to better penetrate the skin further improving the effectiveness of the procedure.