Medical microneedling involves a medical grade electric needling device which contains multiple needles. The micro-needling device slides along the skin making thousands of punctures through the upper layers of skin. This can break down old scarring and increase collagen and elastin production.
Microneedling involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin and is a minimally invasive treatment that is virtually painless and incredibly effective. The primary appeal of microneedling is its ability to stimulate growth of collagen and elastin, which is the key to new, youthful-looking skin. The microneedles stimulate the body’s natural wound healing processes, resulting in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production, therefore reversing as well as preventing signs of aging.
Frequently Asked Microneedling Questions
What is medical microneedling?
What conditions can be treated with microneedling?
- Old or new acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Pore size
- Skin texture irregularities
- Stretch marks
- Rough sun damaged skin
- Aging Skin
- Surgical Scars
- Crow’s Feet
- Smile Lines
- Hair loss
Is there any downtime with medical microneedling?
You will have some slight redness and possibly a small amount of bleeding associated with microneedling treatments. This will depend on how aggressive the treatments are. The skin may remain a little pink for about two days. The good news is that you can apply make-up starting six hours after treatment.
What are the benefits of medical microneedling?
- Improves Collagen Production
- Improves Elastin Productions
- Improves Topical Penetration and effectiveness
- Stimulates the circulation of the skin
Are medical microneedling treatments painful?
At Lazaderm, we will apply a strong anesthetic cream to numb the skin. This topical is not available accept under the supervision of a physician. The topical will minimize discomfort during the procedure allowing the staff to be very aggressive with minimal discomfort.
What parts of the body can be treated with microneedling?
The great thing about microneedling is that it can be used on nearly all areas of the body.
Can microneedling be performed on any skin color?
Medical microneedling is safe on all skin types. Microneedling does not cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in patients with darker skin tones including those of African ancestry.
How many microneedling treatments do I need?
This will be somewhat variable. We recommend a minimum of three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Acne scarring, scarring and stretch marks will require more treatments. Many patients complete a treatment every three months to maintain their results.
Will microneedling help with hair loss?
Yes, there are multiple studies that show the benefits of medical microneedling patients with hair loss. This both true of men and women. Studies show increased release of multiple growth factors, activation of stem cells and increased expression of hair growth related genes. Microneedling will usually be recommended as part of an overall hair restoration program.