What is microneedling
It is a minor non-surgical facial procedure that involves using a device like SkinPen® to create thousands of tiny microchannels in your facial skin. These micro channels initiate a process of healing, remodeling and regeneration of the tissues deep to the skin and result in a healthy and rejuvenated skin and its underlying tissue. At Glo & Spa-rkle, we use SkinPen® for microneedling.
How does microneedling work?
When the thousands of microchannels are created in your skin, the body’s natural reaction is to initiate the processes of healing and repair. These processes restore and rejuvenate the skin from inside out spanning the entire surface covered by the microchannels. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue while maintaining the over skin structure.
The skin undergoes these 3 phases of repair and healing:
- Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to cleanse the wound, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
- Proliferation. The wound is rebuilt with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
- Remodeling. The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.
As a result, skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores become tighter, and the overall condition of the skin improves. Safe and effective for all skin types & tones.
What does SkinPen® help with?
- Builds New Collagen & Elastin
- Improves Appearance of Acne Scarring
- Minimizes Hyperpigmentation
- Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Activates Cell Regeneration
- Lifts, Tightens, and Rejuvenates Skin
Will microneedling be combined with other treatments?
Sometimes we may recommend combining microneedling with PRP drip facial. This is because, the platelets in PRP contain granules that have a high concentration of growth factors that will facilitate healing and regeneration. Platelets are especially very effective in facilitating and enabling tissue healing and repair at the sites of microneedling microchannels. Platelets therefore act as very potent fertilizer to augment the effects of microneedling.
What are the benefits of SkinPen microneedling?
SkinPen is Little to no downtime, natural procedure of treatment and recovery, safe for all skin types and easily tolerated, with use of light numbing cream to minimize discomfort.
Is microneedling right for me?
SkinPen is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device on the market and is clinically proven to improve the appearance of acne scars in patients ages 22 and older. This is after undergoing as few as three minimally invasive treatments spaced 30 days apart. SkinPen microneedling treatment has been clinically shown to be effective for women and men with skin ranging from skin-types light to very dark. When properly spaced and performed by experienced provider, the procedures can be administered year-round.