Is MicroNeedling Right for Me? Why This Has Become So Popular?

Aug 22, 2018 | Microneedling

Micro-needling might sound scary or weird, but it is an incredibly effective skin treatment for eliminating anything from wrinkles and lines to scars and stretch marks. Yes, it does involve needles, but there is a reason micro-needling is so popular: it actually works!

What is Micro-needling? Micro-needling is a treatment that resurfaces your skin by using microscopic needles to Is MicroNeedling Right for Mecause controlled micro-injuries and stimulate the body’s natural healing process. These microscopic injuries provoke the skin to release cytokines and other growth factors that increase the production of collagen and elastin. Micro-needling is a good treatment for acne scars, sun spots, wrinkles, and loose skin.

How it works— A treatment that causes micro-injuries to your skin might sound a bit daunting, but the science behind the technique is remarkably sound. There are three main phases in the natural wound repair process:

  1. Inflammation— in which the immune system disinfects wounds and increases blood flow to create new tissue.
  2. Proliferation— in which the injury is re-built with new cells, temporary collagen and elastin, and new blood cells are developed
  3. Remodeling— in which the injury is replaced with new tissues, blood vessels, and temporary collagen is replaced with stronger collagen, tightening the skin.

Micro-needling supports this 3-step natural healing process in order to help the body to achieve healthier, better looking skin!

Intensive Micro-needling with Radiofrquency— This specific, innovative micro-needling treatment brings micro-needling to the next level. An Intensif Handpiece applies micro-diameter needles to safely apply radio frequency energy deep into the skin and stimulate collagen production more effectively. EndyMed’s micro-needle technology ensures that a fractional pulse mode delivers an equal distribution of energy to more efficiently target collagen and tighten skin.

Micro-needling Treatments— The treatment can be performed on most areas of the body and requires very little recovery or downtime. Depending on the intensity of the treatment, micro-needling treatments can be repeated every 2 to 6 weeks.

There is a reason (or several) why micro-needling is so popular! To learn more about skin repair treatments, or to schedule a consultation with one of our skin care experts at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic, call (480) 513-2888, or book your appointment online.