What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is the use of tiny needles to create micro channels (tiny holes) in the skin. The process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself and in the process produces collagen and elastin.

These superficial micro-channels also allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. Specific treatment products can be selected to achieve accelerated results. We’ll employ various topicals depending on your skin’s needs, such as:

• Hyaluronic serums

• Lightening or bleaching serums

• Stem cells to multiply new young cells

• Vitamin C for strengthening and antioxidant boost

There is no tissue destruction with microneedling. The small channels in the epidermis close very quickly and the skin begins a healing response right away. Depending on the depth of the skin defect, you may see only redness or you may experience some pinpoint bleeding

What areas can be treated?

Microneedling can safely be used on nearly all parts of the body with the most frequent treatments being on the

• Face

• Neck

• Decollete

• Arms (Hands, Elbows
  • Knees 

Is Microneedling new?

Microneedling has been used for decades in Europe, but is fairly new to America. It is administered in various ways, such as blocked stamps, hand rollers, and the new, automated pens which make the process fast, consistent, and fairly comfortable.

 There has been debate as to whether such a simple concept would provide such great results, but over the years, physicians have found that the treatment works remarkably well.

What does Microneedling feel like?

The high-speed motor causes the needle penetration to occur very quickly which means it will feel more like a sandpaper sensation than needles. Some patients describe it as similar as the feel of a cat’s tongue. Scar treatments require longer needles which invade “nerve space” and thus, produce more sensation.

 Post Treatment:

You’ll likely look as if you have a sunburn following treatment. This can last the rest of the day to several days, or a week, depending on treatment depth.  Treat your skin gently and refrain from acid-containing products for a week or longer if advised by Dr. Riboni.