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How Microneedling Boosts Beauty

Microneedling is not a new technique. Before automated devices were developed, this method of general skin rejuvenation had been performed using what is called a dermal roller. Professionally, microneedling is performed with a small device on which tiny needles move in a vertical fashion. The handpiece “stamps” the skin with tiny points that create minor injuries.

Why would anyone want to press tiny needles into their skin? As odd as this may sound, the use of a thorough microneedling technique is perceived as a wonderful way to trigger a natural wound healing process in the upper layers of the skin. This healing process involves an influx of collagen to the tissue that has been affected by injury or age. Initially, microneedling was seen as valuable for general and subtle cosmetic improvements. Over time, the treatment has extended to address concerns including stretch marks, scars, lines and wrinkles, and even hair loss.

What Is Microneedling?

A minimally-invasive procedure conducted in our Spring Lake dermatology office, microneedling is a technique in which tiny punctures are made across an area such as the face, neck, chest, or stomach. Needle depth ranges from 0.5 mm to more than 2 mm depending on the device. Microneedling is often referred to as collagen induction therapy due to the natural increase in neocollagenesis that occurs in response to the micro-injuries.

Collagen is a healing protein that is involved in the recovery of a cut or scrape. Collagen is also what provides the skin with overall firmness and strength. As it declines, we are more susceptible to the signs of aging. In addition to aging, collagen decline also results from sun exposure. For this reason, adults of all ages, even those who have yet to struggle with dramatic tissue changes, can benefit from routine microneedling. Along with collagen production, this treatment also stimulates fibroblast growth and the production of new endothelial and epithelial cells.

There are several cosmetic benefits achieved with microneedling. Patients also appreciate the there is virtually no downtime after treatment. The skin may look red for up to a few hours after treatment due to the increase in circulation through the dermis. However, most people return to their normal activities right away.

Summertime is a great time to pay close attention to your skin. To schedule a consultation for microneedling, call (732) 449-0167.

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What Microneedling Has to Offer Your Skin

The skin can be affected in many ways by several different factors. Surging hormones may cause cystic acne. Cystic acne may cause scars. Depleted hormones lead to lines, wrinkles, and sagging. So does sun damage, by the way. The reactivity of the skin to the countless internal and external factors it faces leaves millions of people in need of solutions. In recent years, we have learned that there is one vital substance that may hold the key to correcting many problems: collagen.

Collagen is something the body makes naturally. It can be consumed in certain foods and supplements, but they must be of the utmost quality to notice any substantial benefit. In most forms, collagen cannot be applied topically to the skin with any positive effect due to the size of protein particles. Besides, the gains from collagen use occur deep beneath the surface where most topical products never reach.

We know we need collagen, and now we have a proven way to get it. We are pleased to offer microneedling services in our Spring Lake office. Both with and without platelet-rich plasma, this straightforward skin care service provokes significant change in the tone and texture of the epidermis.

First, what is it?

To know how microneedling can help you, it’s necessary to look at how it works. A microneedling treatment slightly injures the uppermost layers of the skin. These injuries are mild and do not cause scarring. What they do cause is stimulation in the fibroblast cells that live deep beneath the surface. It is in these cells where collagen is made, so we want them to be active for a prolonged period of time.

Results of microneedling are almost immediate. After initial redness has disappeared, slight inflammation remains just below the surface. This plumps the skin and gives it a radiant glow. Patients appreciate being able to see an improvement in their skin, but this initial response doesn’t last. The real benefit of microneedling is that it stimulates the ongoing collagen production that is needed for the skin to look better over time. In one study, researchers measured a 400% increase in the amount of collagen and elastin in the skin six months after microneedling.

Why See Us for Microneedling

Microneedling is not new and not something that you have to have done in your doctor’s office. When performed at home, though, there is no mechanical factor involved. Home treatment involves rolling a needle-clad drum over the skin. Yes, it is uncomfortable. Also, the needle depth is not as impactful as what we can achieve in the office with numbing cream.

Take the first step toward better skin. Call (732) 449-0167 to schedule your microneedling treatment.