Microneedling is a treatment to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and scars caused by acne or injury. It is a cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny and sterile needles. Also referred to as collagen induction therapy, Microneedling increases the skin’s production of collagen and elastin to reduce the signs of aging further. At la vie MD we use skin pen for micro needling, its gold standard and first FDA approved Microneedling treatment.
How it works
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure for your skin. Your healthcare provider uses thin needles to make tiny holes in the top layer of your skin. The damage helps stimulate your skin’s healing process, so it produces more collagen and elastin. These proteins keep your skin firm and smooth.
Microneedling can help improve the appearance and overall texture of your skin. It is effective to minimize stretch marks, scars, wrinkles, and other skin concerns. Unlike some other facial rejuvenation procedures that use heat, light, or lasers, it has less risk of skin discoloration. This makes microneedling ideal for people with darker skin tones. It majorly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Shrinks open pores and reduces Rosacea. Also, it fights sun damage & stretch marks.
Whether you choose micro-needling for acne scars or other skin issues, you will notice some redness on your skin. For this reason, experts do not recommend any significant events right after your appointment. Downtime varies from person to person, but generally, you may experience mild redness and swelling for upto 24 – 48 hours after your treatment.
we recommend 4 treatments spaced 1 month apart to see visible improvements.
Microneedling sessions are painless. Numbing cream or local anesthesia is applied to the required area before the procedure.
Micro-needling can be done on any part of the body. The most popular areas to treat are the face, neck, and chest. The treatment is also effective on most types of scarring and stretch marks. It is considered a safe treatment. The only temporary side effects would be mild swelling and redness.