Micro-Needling is in the news a LOT.
Even so, many people have never heard of this kind of skin rejuvenation. It's a newer technology when compared to lasers. And when the correct skin care products are used with it, this treatment is extremely safe. There are good reasons why micro-needling getting so much positive attention from news agencies:
- Unlike lasers, micro-needling is safe for all skin colors.
- Down time is about a day.
- Results start to show about 3 months after treatment.
- It can be done as much or as little as you like – some people get monthly treatments.
- And micro-needling is cost effective.
Most medical spas and dermatology offices will use a topical anesthetic, so there's little to no pain. When we offered medical micro-needling – before we transitioned into an online resource – we got great results.
Don’t just take our word for it. Micro-needling is in the news. We’ve put together some excerpts from articles on the internet – with links – that we hope you’ll find interesting. Happy reading!
“It can even out skin tone, and it can improve delivery of antioxidants into the skin,” she says. “For someone with something like melasma, microneedling may be the standard of care treatment in the future.”
It’s great for acne scars, fine lines, skin rejuvenation, and general discoloration. Generally, patients need about six to ten monthly treatments, followed by maintenance. Treatments take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the surface area and condition that’s being treated.
The article also says, “According to data released by RealSelf today, the procedure will be the hottest aesthetic trend of 2016, as predicted by the majority of 500 board-certified doctors polled by the site. Additionally, the site has seen a 57% increase in interest in the treatment by readers since it became a topic in forums there.”
Microneedling (also called collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive treatment to rejuvenate skin. A device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. Results can include improved texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.
RealSelf.com | "Are Microneedles the New Lasers? Doctors Talk About the Next Big Aesthetic Trend"
“I’ve seen younger microneedling patients with acne scars and older microneedling patients with sun damage and wrinkles,” says Nashville Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Burgdorf. “It’s becoming wildly popular with all of them.”
Erika Stalder talks about micro-needling in an article for StyleCaster.com.
"Creation of those micro-holes kicks the skin into healing mode, where it rushes to make more collagen. This helps fade scars and smooth pockmarks caused by acne, prevents fine lines from deepening, and gives skin a level of radiance often reserved for only the most deep-pocketed of beauty slaves."
ABC News | "Fountain of Youth in a Pen?"
They claim you can say good-bye to aging skin and hello to turning back the hands of time. That rumored fountain of youth may be in the form of a pen. The pen-shaped device is a micro-needling device that uses about a dozen fine needles. The needles penetrate the skin’s surface to rebuild elasticity and reduce the size of pores. In this video, New York City Dermatologist, Dr. Doris Day, talks about the SkinPen.
“For women in their 20s, 30s, or 40s experiencing fine lines or a dull complexion, “micro-needling is a good place to start,” says Chia Chi Kao, a Santa Monica plastic surgeon. These treatments use fine stainless steel needles to puncture the skin at varying depths, creating a controlled injury that’s safe on all skin types (including dark and/or acne-prone complexions) with little downtime.”
Vogue.com | "Later, Lasers: Why Microneedling Is the Next Big Thing in Skin Care"
Mashell Tabe, an Albuquerque, New Mexico–based Medical Aesthetician was interviewed by Vogue. “I want to scream it from the rooftops,” she says. “Done regularly, microneedling will make your skin act like it did in your 20s—it’ll be thicker, it’ll glow, it’ll have the most beautiful tone and texture.”
The automated stamping pens make for far faster work and are considerably cheaper than the higher-tech alternative of fractional lasers, which create similar pinpoint channels in the skin. (And not by coincidence: The technology was actually “patterned after the concept of needling,” says Cheryl Burgess, M.D., a dermatologist in Washington, D.C.)
Kathleen Jennings | "We tried it…SkinPen Microneedling!"
Kathleen Jennings of kathleenjenningsbeauty.com had a SkinPen treatment. She says in this article, “The most ringing endorsement for the SkinPen I’ve heard was at a Persona event. I was talking to a corporate rep from the Coolsculpting company (that non-surgical fat removing procedure), and her skin was beyond flawless. She was not there to plug the SkinPen, and did not even receive her treatment at Persona. As we were chatting, she said she has tried many more-invasive treatments (with downtime) like laser treatments (Fraxel), Ulthera, and super-strong peels to combat the signs of aging. And the ‘only thing she thinks made a difference’ was the SkinPen treatment.”
Sejal Shah, MD, a dermatologist in New York City, was interviewed by Reader's Digest:
“This is one of the reasons I like microneedling - because it’s able to utilize the body’s own natural healing mechanisms, so the results are very natural. Also because there’s minimal downtime with it, I often recommend it as maintenance for people who are trying to stave off the signs of aging.”
LIVE WITH KELLY & RYAN | DR. DORIS DAY DEMONSTRATES A SKINPEN MICRO-NEEDLING TREATMENT
There are so many benefits from medical microneedling! New collagen production can reverse years of sun damage, improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, and hyper-pigmentation as well as enhance the overall appearance of aging skin. Micro-needling pens like the SkinPen work on the dermis by creating micro injuries to repair the skin. Watch Dr. Day give a micro-needling treatment below.
Micro-Needling is in the news because it makes people HAPPY!
It works best on sun damage, scars and wrinkles. Needling makes skin healthy by stimulating new elastin growth and increasing circulation. When used with the right products it can increase new collagen growth by as much as 40%!
Micro-needling is also much more cost effective than lasers with very few side effects. Down time is about one day. Results start to show after about 3 months as your skin starts to build new collagen. This type of skin rejuvenation is a win – win – win!
Micro-needling also works extremely well on acne scars, chicken pox scars, surgical scars and burns.
Learn More About Micro-Needling:
- Medical Micro-Needling | 3 Ways It Works to Improve Skin
- Micro-Needling Is in the News!
- Why Micro-Needling Is the Best Choice for Scars & Stretch Marks
Not sure micro-needling is the answer for you? Read this article: You’ve decided to do some skin rejuvenation, but how do you decide what to work on first?
Amy Takken, RN
Amy Takken is a registered nurse with 20+ years of experience helping people improve their health. Her in-depth skincare articles have been featured on Nazarian Plastic Surgery and The Palm Beach Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery. She's also been quoted on Dermascope.com.
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