Maybe you have heard of microneedling but can’t wrap your head around the concept: tiny needles pricking the skin do what? Rejuvenate, address aging, lessen the appearance of scars, and increase collagen? It seems like needles would hurt my skin. So how does this help?
Though it dates back to early Chinese medicine, microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment developed in the mid-nineties. Its popularity has grown in recent years with improved delivery of the procedure and the long-term benefits.
Through a handheld device, tiny needles rotate at a shallow depth in the skin, causing “wounds” that produce collagen and elastin. These naturally occurring substances help heal your skin and create a more youthful appearance. The “new” skin tissue is also often more even in tone and looks firmer.
Swisher Skin and Laser Center offers microneedling with Skinpen, an FDA-approved device. The addition of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can boost your results. Platelets help the blood to clot, so they are vital for healing wounds and injuries. Swisher Skin offers PRP with its microneedling treatments to enrich the healing process, stimulate skin renewal, and potentially produce better results than microneedling alone.
Good candidates for microneedling with PRP are those who want to treat:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Sun damage
- Large pores
- Uneven skin texture
Microneedling can be less expensive than laser and can work well on darker skin tones because there is no heat to affect its pigmentation.
What to Expect
We offer microneedling in the comfort of our office. We’ll treat your skin with a topical numbing gel to eliminate pain from the needles. Each treatment lasts about 20-30 minutes. Though there is no downtime from the procedure, your skin may look a bit red and irritated. We’ll discuss how to care for your skin following your appointment, including sunscreen for protection.
Most will require multiple treatments for optimum benefits. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to see if microneedling and other cosmetic procedures we offer may help you achieve your skincare goals. We also provide consultation for general skincare and skincare products.