If you follow any beauty sites, you’ve likely been hearing more and more about micro-needling, a minimally invasive treatment that can help firm and refresh the skin without surgery or any downtime. So, what’s it all about?
Refinery 29 recently highlighted the many benefits of micro-needling, along with one woman’s step-by-step experience. Here at the Center for Plastic Surgery, we’re big fans of micro-needling—and we love that this great treatment is getting media attention. But it’s important to note that not all micro-needling is equal. Keep reading to see why.
The Grass is Greener with Micro-Needling
Micro-needling is similar to what most homeowners do each spring: they prepare their lawns for the sunlight and rain to get the greenest grass possible all summer long. Like aerating your lawn, this device uses teeny, tiny needles that penetrate the skin and trigger your body’s natural healing response. These “micro-injuries” prompt your body to increase production of collagen and elastin in the treated areas, which improves the health and beauty of your skin.
In addition to giving your skin an overall healthier appearance, micro-needling can improve a number of skin concerns. Because collagen is the main structural protein in your skin, increasing your collagen reserves directly improves the firmness and tone of your skin—which can, in turn, improve everything from blemishes to hyperpigmentation.
For Best Results, Don’t Choose Just Any Micro-Needling
The Refinery 29 article references roller-style micro-needling, a somewhat outdated method; newer devices, such as Collagen P.I.N., that use a perpendicular technique, are much more effective. The Collagen P.I.N. device allows for full treatment customization, as the depth of the needles can be adjusted as needed for each area of your skin. For instance, the mid-cheeks can benefit from a greater depth of treatment, while the delicate skin around the eyes is likely to need less. One other advantage it has over rolling needles is that they can tear or drag along the skin, in turn complicating the healing process.
Collagen P.I.N. micro-needling devices are gaining in popularity for their ability to safely and effectively treat a number skin conditions for any skin type—with little-to-no discomfort and no downtime. Micro-needling is a great option for reducing the appearance of:
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Sun damage & sun spots
- Acne, chickenpox, & surgical scarring
- Large pores
Collagen P.I.N. also has the lovely side-effect of simply making your skin glow!
Turn Back the Hands of Time
When performed by an experienced and highly trained professional, micro-needling can help restore youthful looks and improve the health of your skin. Sound too good to be true? Come see for yourself! We are now offering Collagen P.I.N. micro-needling at the Center for Plastic Surgery.
To learn more or see if micro-needling is a good fit for you, contact us to schedule a free skin evaluation and consultation.
To read the full micro-needling experience from Refinery 29, click here.