Microneedling involves the use of a handheld device that is loaded with very fine medical grade needles. The device is gently passed over the skin, with the needles creating microchannels in the skin, anywhere from 0.5-2 mm in depth. This triggers the body’s normal healing mechanism with an associated increase in collagen.
The collagen deposition improves skin texture and elasticity, softens fine lines and wrinkles, and improves acne and other scars. The microneedling treatment can be combined with hyaluronic acid-based serums, growth factors, and PRP to further improve results.
The microneedling procedure is a minimal downtime procedure. Patients can expect some redness for a day or so. Patients notice an immediate improvement in the feel and radiance of their skin after the procedure. Over the following weeks, collagen is deposited resulting in longer-term improvements in texture, fine lines, and scars. In most cases, a series of treatments is required for best results.
Microneedling can be used for a number of skin conditions and for patients of nearly any age or ethnicity who want to improve the tone and texture of their skin. Unlike lasers, microneedling does not heat the skin. This lack of heat reduces the risk of post-treatment hyperpigmentation. For this reason, microneedling can be used safely in all skin types, including Hispanic, Asian and African American skin which tend to have higher melanin (pigment) content.
During your personalized consultation at Capitis Medical & Aesthetics, we will discuss your skin concerns and the ways that microneedling can improve your complexion.