What is Microneedling? Will it Work for Me?

It is not uncommon for the epidermis, or the outmost layer of the skin, to hold imperfections that can be treated with topical products and cleansing. However, what lies beneath the surface is what is often harder to treat but also the most important for seeing real results. If you are looking to restore the collagen below your skin’s surface to reveal a more plump, refined and smooth appearance – you’ve got to find a way to get to those lower layers of the dermis.

Medical micro-needling uses a cluster of micro-fine needles on the head of hand-held instrument to stimulate the skin to produce new collagen and elastin.

Skin needling breaks up fibrous and uneven scar tissue and stimulates the growth of new skin cells. The device used is small, handheld and consists of a tiny, acupuncture-like needles. The needles, when rolled over the skin, are designed to penetrate the epidermis in a pain-free treatment. This action creates hundreds of channels for skin care products to pass through and improves absorption. When paired with our professional grade products, you’ll soon be on your way to your best skin ever.

The exfoliation caused by micro-needling stimulates blood flow to the surface of the skin which in turn inhibits collagen growth. Over time this will reduce the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks and even cellulite. Microneedling can be used on the face as well as any other area of the skins surface.

Individual results may vary but most patients see results within 1-3 months as collagen begins to re-grow. It is important to use any needled products under the advisement of an experienced and qualified health care professional. Only a board-certified dermatologist or trained aesthetician can provide an accurate assessment of your skin health and determine if micro-needling is safe for your skin.

Contact Germantown Aesthetics today to learn more about our micro-needling treatments.