Microneedling has generated a lot of online buzz recently, leaving many people curious about this procedure and wondering whether the before-and-after shots they see on social media are too good to be true.
At Cell Theory: Institute of Cellular & Aesthetic Medicine, we can help you create an impressive before-and-after shot of your own with this revolutionary anti-aging treatment.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling — also known as collagen induction therapy — is an effective, non-surgical, FDA-cleared method of addressing visible signs of aging and other cosmetic concerns on the face and other areas of the body.
This treatment works by stimulating collagen and elastin synthesis within your body to rejuvenate your skin and restore a youthful glow.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling devices have dozens of tiny surgical-grade microneedles. The needles move back and forth rapidly to create thousands of shallow micro-wounds on the surface of your skin. These wounds kick-start your body’s natural healing process.
As your body begins to heal the wounds, collagen and elastin production skyrockets. These two proteins are the building blocks of firm, tight, supple, and smooth skin. They provide crucial structural support that helps keep your skin in place rather than sagging or wrinkling.
Through boosting collagen and elastin production, microneedling provides meaningful skin rejuvenation from within. But the power of microneedling is two-fold.
In addition to increasing collagen and elastin production, microneedling also increases the speed of cellular turnover, as old, dull, and damaged skin cells are rapidly replaced by new, healthy, younger-looking skin cells as your body heals.
This growth of new skin cells makes microneedling so effective at treating a wide variety of blemishes as well as visible signs of aging.
What Is MDPen?
MDPen is a small handheld pen-like device that is our go-to choice for microneedling treatment. The MDPen provides better coverage than most microneedling devices, operating at 17,500 revolutions per minute to create an impressive 15,000 micro-injuries per square inch.
5 Benefits of Microneedling with MDPen
Microneedling is a versatile treatment that comes with several practical and aesthetic benefits. What are the five things our customers love most about microneedling with MDPen?
1. Address Several Cosmetic Concerns at Once
Unlike many cosmetic treatments that address only one or two concerns, microneedling targets several cosmetic concerns with a single treatment:
- Fine lines
- Enlarged pores
- Dull complexion
- Sun damage
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Injury scars
- Uneven complexion
- Rough or uneven skin texture
- Stretch marks
By treating many concerns at once, microneedling can help you save time and money.
2. Achieve Significant Skin Tightening
For many people, poor skin laxity is a major concern. But microneedling has been proven to help with skin tightening, thickening the skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your:
In clinical studies, patients who received microneedling treatments at one-month intervals for four months experienced as much as a 400% increase in collagen and elastin levels. This collagen boost translates to significant skin tightening and visibly smoother and plumper skin.
3. No Lengthy Treatment Times
We know that nobody wants to sit in a doctor’s office all day. Luckily, microneedling allows you to be in and out of treatment in under an hour.
Full-face microneedling treatment typically only takes 20 to 45 minutes to complete. This span includes the amount of time it takes to apply a topical numbing cream and review aftercare instructions with you.
4. The Results Keep Improving
Immediately after microneedling, your face may appear a bit red and swollen. These signs are completely normal and appear as a result of the many micro-injuries.
In the next few days, the redness and swelling will subside, and you will notice that your skin appears brighter and smoother. Over the following weeks, the results will continue to improve as your collagen and elastin reserves build up even more.
Additionally, the skin-tightening effects of microneedling are cumulative; you can expect your results to improve with every subsequent treatment session. Most people require four to five treatment sessions spaced one month apart to achieve their desired results.
5. Treatment Is Safe for All Skin Types
Unlike many laser treatments and more invasive procedures, microneedling is suitable for all skin types and skin tones. Whether you are very fair with dry skin or very dark with sensitive skin, microneedling is a viable treatment option. Microneedling is also appropriate for adults of all ages.
However, certain people should not receive microneedling, such as those with clotting or bleeding disorders. If microneedling is not right for you, we will suggest an alternative treatment.
Can Microneedling Be Combined with Other Cosmetic Treatments?
Yes! Microneedling is often combined with other non-surgical treatments to save time and achieve more meaningful results. Depending on what you’re hoping to achieve, we may recommend combining microneedling with:
- Dermal fillers
- Chemical peels
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
- Body contouring
No matter what areas or concerns you want to target, we will develop a personalized treatment plan that checks all of the boxes.
Getting Started with Microneedling in Miami, FL
If you’re ready to experience the many benefits of microneedling, the first step toward smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin is scheduling a consultation at Cell Theory: Institute of Cellular & Aesthetic Medicine in Miami, FL.
During your consultation, we will review your medical history, discuss all of your cosmetic concerns, and evaluate your skin condition to determine the best treatment plan for you. Give us a call today to schedule your introductory microneedling consultation.