Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that utilizes a device featuring an array of tiny needles to penetrate the superficial layers of your skin, creating micro columns of controlled “damage” in the tissue. This controlled damage stimulates your natural healing responses.
As your healing responses kick in, your skin produces new, healthy tissue to replace old tissue, smoothing out scars and wrinkles and improving your overall skin texture. Microneedling is also useful in enabling skin care products to penetrate deeper layers of skin, deeply moisturizing your skin and promoting increased collagen production, so your skin continues to look and feel firmer over time.
Microneedling uses very fine needles that penetrate only the upper layers of your skin. Most people report little or no discomfort during their treatment sessions. Following treatment, your skin may appear slightly reddened, similar to the effects of a mild sunburn, but the redness will resolve soon afterward.
While a single microneedling treatment can provide some benefits, most patients achieve optimal results through a series of 4-6 treatments spaced out over several weeks.
Microneedling helps your skin remodel naturally, promoting the development of collagen and elastin to replace damaged skin with new, healthy skin. The technique can be used on any area of your face to treat acne scars and other types of scars as well as wrinkles, lines, and textural abnormalities.
No; although there are plenty of “skin rollers” on the market, these over-the-counter devices are not designed to penetrate the skin as deeply as the microneedling devices used at Zen Aesthetics, and because they're not used by experienced professionals like Dr. Jefferson, they can wind up damaging your skin or even causing dangerous skin infections.
To achieve the best results and to avoid infections, pain, and skin damage, microneedling should always be performed by a skilled professional with experience in applying the technique to treat different issues and different skin types.
For beautiful skin with no downtime, call Zen Aesthetics or schedule a microneedling appointment using the online scheduler.