For years, we have seen the results of microneedling in reducing the signs of aging on the faces of celebrities and on reality television shows. What might surprise you is some of the unexpected benefits of the procedure. In addition to reducing fine lines and wrinkles, microneedling has these three natural healing benefits:
3 Surprising Microneedling Benefits
- Acne Treatment
- Acne Scar Reduction
- Burn Wounds and Scarring Repair
Yes, the increased collagen production from this treatment helps with natural healing process. Note: For acne scarring, the treatment is best used for depressed scars, rather than raised scars.
What is Microneedling
Microneedling is a minimally invasive dermatological procedure in which fine sterilized needles are used to create microscopic punctures to the skin using a specialized tool. The induced trauma to the skin triggers the skin’s healing process to produce collagen and elastin, resulting in a healthier and more youthful appearance. Another benefit of the procedure is that it enables the skin to better absorb anti-aging products. Microneedling is also referred to as collagen induction therapy (CIT). It is a popular choice by both practitioners and patients due to its effectiveness in rejuvenation using the skin’s natural healing ability.
History of Microneedling
Microneedling is not a new cosmetic procedure. In fact, its origin dates back to ancient history. Microneedling was first introduced thousands of years ago as an acupuncture-type protocol in China and Asia. The first record of an actual procedure being performed was in 1905 by a dermatologist in Germany who used it to treat both scars and birth marks. In 1995, a physician in Philadelphia began using microneedling for scars, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Suncoast Skin Solutions uses one of the best tools on the market for microneedling results. Rejuvapen is a high-performing tool that has built-in precision and safety features. Below are some of the pre-treatment considerations recommended by Suncoast Skin Solutions’ dermatologists.
Pre-Treatment Considerations: Rejuvapen
Patients should refrain from the following for 24 hours prior to treatment with Rejuvapen:
–Other spa or cosmetic treatments that would increase skin sensitivity or compromise skin integrity.
–Use of tanning booths or extended amount of sunlight exposure.
–Any products or medications containing retinoid or Vitamin A derivatives.
–Any autoimmune medications or therapies.
–Chronic use of NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen.
This procedure may trigger a cold sore response in some patients and a prophylaxis medication is recommended for those who are prone to outbreaks.
Avoid microneedling within 2 weeks of a Botox treatment, as this may affect the distribution of the Botox beyond the injection site.
Avoid microneedling for 2-4 weeks after filler treatment to avoid an inflammatory reaction.
Looking for microneedling in Florida? Our locator service is available by calling Suncoast Skin Solution’s main appointment center. Many of our dermatology clinics offer microneedling.