Microneedling, sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally-invasive facial procedure that rejuvenates the skin. Using a pen-like, device, known as a Dermapen. The Dermapen uses fine needles to create tiny holes in the surface of the skin. These tiny puncture sites trigger the body’s natural healing mechanism, and the skin begins to repair itself.
How Microneedling Works?
When the body is cut it triggers a healing mechanism where the site of the injury is flooded with blood, oxygen and other naturally restorative products. Microneedling plays on the natural healing of the body to treat the skin. Micro-puncture sites along the skin are far too small to cause any type of permanent damage and are often healed fairly quickly. The micro-cuts caused by the dermapen trigger the production of new, fresh skin cells to take the place of the damaged tissue. Microneedling makes use of the body’s own natural cellular regeneration. The outer layer of our skin is generally composed of dead skin cells, as well as dirt, and debris. When fresh, new skin takes its place the outer layer is exfoliated away. This regenerative process also causes a reaction that triggers the production of vital skincare compounds known as collagen and elastin. These compounds generally dissipate with age, and environmental skin damage, the reintroduction leaves patients with smooth, soft, supple skin with vastly improved elasticity – providing the ability to “snap back” from tension.
Side Effects & Downtime
The best part about a procedure like Microneedling is that it is relatively non-invasive, despite these micro-punctures, patients will heal quickly and experience little to no side effects. Some may experience minor redness; however, this will pass within a few hours. Patients can also return to their daily activities immediately following the procedure.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling is known to improve:
- Pore size – Shrinks pores, preventing dirt, debris and harmful bacteria from entering the skin.
- Skin texture and firmness – Smooth, soft, supple skin, without bumps or blemishes.
- Scars and scar tissue – Clears facial scars caused by acne and more.
- Stretch marks – Restores and rejuvenates the skin.
- Fine lines and wrinkles
For more information on Dermapen Microneedling and to find out if its right for you, contact New York Aesthetics today!