For years, we’ve been told to break habits that hurt our skin (i.e. don’t pick at scabs) but could we be doing it wrong? Could hurting our skin actually make it look better? Many plastic surgeons and dermatologists say yes.
RealSelf asked 500 board-certified doctors to predict the hot aesthetic trend for 2016. The answer that came up most often? Microneedling.
How Does Microneedling Work?
A non-surgical procedure, microneedling uses tiny needles to puncture the skin and create “micro injuries.” Those small wounds trigger the skin to repair itself by producing new collagen. More collagen, of course, means plumper, smoother, and healthier-looking skin.
“The point is to stimulate healing by causing damage.”
This has inspired doctors to use microneedling to address a litany of common skin issues, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and enlarged pores.
“There is no skin type that doesn’t benefit from it,” says Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Sheila S. Nazarian. “You know that gorgeous glow you get after a facial that only lasts a short while? This gives you that glow, and it lasts four to six weeks.”
Learning the Terminology
Dermapen is the microneedling product that we carry at Baroody Plastic Surgery. Dr. Baroody will decide how many treatments will get you the result you are looking for (typically 4-6).
What to Expect
Only Dermapen™ uses a specialized spring-loaded cartridge that is automated by an oscillating system. This delivers fast, fractional and virtually painless treatment that is non-ablative. Dermapen’s™ patented technology delivers vertical channels into the skin minimizing downtime and discomfort, while its adjustable speed and depth customizes each procedure for the needs of the patient. Dermapen™ offers the latest, most innovative and most awarded skin needling system in the world.
But Does Microneedling Work?
Results are typically seen after just one Dermapen™ Medical treatment; however cumulative treatments are required to achieve the full desired result. The regenerating process will continue for up to 24 months following your treatment which further enhances the final outcome. Generalized rejuvenation can be achieved in a little as three treatments. Conditions such as scarring and stretch marks however may require a minimum of 5 sessions. Depending on the condition being targeted, treatments are performed on average every 4-8 weeks.
***Most RealSelf consumers seem to be convinced. Three-quarters of those who’ve had microneedling say it was worth their time and money. Interest is also up, increasing by 57% in the months since microneedling became a topic on RealSelf.***
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