Skin needling or microneedling combines Chinese acupuncture technique with mesotherapy. In 1995 two physicians used dermal needling as an effective treatment for scars. In 1997 facial scars were treated with a tattoo gun because improvements in texture and color of hypochromic facial scars were found.
Microneedling is a form of collagen induction therapy. It’s a great treatment if you want to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, scars, age spots, hyperpigmentation and improve overall skin texture and appearance. Loss of collagen and elastin are to blame for facial wrinkles, sun damage and thinning skin. Microneedling works to improve these skin conditions by increasing natural collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin help tighten and thicken the skin, thus improving the signs of aging.
With the invention of dermal rollers, it has become easy to use an in-home version of microneedling, but there are many disadvantages. The amount of pressure that needs to be applied to each area of skin comes with experience and expertise. It is difficult to treat small, meticulous areas and focus on areas of concern when trying to attempt the procedure at home. The level of improvement that the microneedling treatment achieves is directly related to the depth and number of microchannels that can be made. With in-home dermal rollers, people increase the risk of skin infections and are not able to create either the depth or number of holes. In short, even though they are inexpensive and tempting they shouldn't be compared. Home rollers provide little if any benefit.
At Juvly Aesthetics, we use a skin pen, proven safe for all skin types. There is little to no downtime with our medical-grade microneedling, which works much better than any at home needling or rolling procedure. Our pen can penetrate deeper into the skin, allowing for greater collagen production to be stimulated. Our providers are trained in the latest techniques and use only medical grade skincare products.
When scheduling your procedure allow for three days of facial redness. Be sure to avoid skin irritants such as retinoid and alpha hydroxyl acids 3-5 days before treatment. After treatment continues your usual gentle skin care regimen. Although you will see visible results after your first treatment, 3-6 treatments are recommended, and they should be spaced at least six weeks apart.