Microneedling is a minimally-invasive skin treatment based on the skin’s ability to heal itself. Tiny needles are used to create small puncture wounds in the skin to stimulate the growth of new, healthy tissue. Collagen production is stimulated in response to the body’s natural healing process. This treatment is good for patients of all skin types and can be used to improve fine lines and wrinkles, reduce stretch marks, and improve the appearance of scarring.
Benefits of Micro-needling
- Stimulates collagen production
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves overall skin health
- Improves texture of skin
- Reduces stretch marks
- Reduces appearance of scars
- Increases the effectiveness of topical skincare treatments
Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa uses Dermapen for our microneedling treatments. Dermapen is a fractional microneedling device that uses microneedles in a vibrating, stamp-like motion to create a controlled method of treatment. As the Dermapen moves across the skin, it creates micro-channels that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing response. These micro-channels created in the skin allow for better absorption of topical skin care treatments.
We recommend using microneedling in combination with the following professional skincare treatments for maximum results:
- Vitamins and Antioxidants
- Growth Factors
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial Treatments
Benefits of microneedling may not become evident until the body has gone through the inflammation, healing, and collagen production processes. The healthy skin surrounding the micro-channels keeps the healing process to a minimum. The healing process thickens the dermis and helps to soften wrinkles and scarring.
Who is a candidate for microneedling?
Patients looking for improvement in overall skin health, or those looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling is excellent for most skin tone and types. For patients with very sensitive skin, we may suggest microdermabrasion rather than microneedling to begin your skin improvement goals.
What does microneedling feel like?
The sensations you may experience depend on the area and the depth of the skin condition being treated. For most areas, patients will experience a sensation more similar to sandpaper than needles. Deep scar treatments may produce more sensation.
Are there any side effects?
Some patients may experience some redness or the sensation of a sunburn following a micro-needling treatment. These side effects typically subside within two days of treatment.
For more information about micro-needling with Dermapen, contact our Santa Rosa office today!