Younger-Looking Skin through 12 Tiny Needles
- Posted on: Feb 15 2019
Many skin rejuvenation procedures seek to trigger a “wound response” mechanism in the body. This starts with remodeling of the collagen in the area of the wound to immediately tighten the skin. Then new collagen is produced and sent to the area. Since collagen is the basic protein responsible for the support structure of the skin, this rejuvenates the skin.
Microneedling at Silm Sculpt Studios uses this mechanism through the creation of hundreds of microscopic punctures through the epidermis into the dermis layer of the skin. The procedure, also known as collagen induction therapy, seeks to stimulate that healing response in the body.
The microneedling pen
Microneedling involves the use of a “pen” that contains 12 very fine needles. Held just like a pen, your Slim Sculpt aesthetician moves it over the treatment area, which has been numbed topically beforehand. The needles puncture the skin to create controlled skin injuries. Each puncture creates a channel through the epidermis into the dermis that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Through this process, skin texture and firmness improve.
What does microneedling treat?
Numerous skin conditions can be treated with microneedling — fine lines, melasma, hyperpigmentation, surgical scarring, stretch marks, and large pores. We recommend from three to six microneedling sessions for the best results.
How does it work?
Once microneedling produces tiny wounds in the skin, the body reacts to this by activating its healing mechanisms. This process induces the production of new collagen in the skin, known as neocollagenesis. Not only does this procedure stimulate collagen production, it also builds up the growth of endothelial cells, which are the thin layers of cells lining the blood vessels and capillaries. This means there will be better blood supply to the skin, which creates a healthy glow.
Non-invasive and safe
Because the epidermis remains intact, microneedling is safe and can be used in areas where laser treatments and deep peels can’t be done. Plus, the topical numbing keeps the patient comfortable. The tiny pricking channels close within one hour, so post-procedure infections are extremely rare. The procedure can be repeated every four to six weeks as needed. For one to two days after treatment, patients will experience some redness and mild swelling akin to a mild sunburn.
Interested in rejuvenating your facial skin with microneedling? Call us at Slim Sculpt, (702) 485-2115 to make an appointment or with any questions.
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