Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that utilizes a tool with fine needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. It’s also known as collagen induction therapy, derma rolling, or skin needling. The resulting micropunctures stimulate the body’s healing response by encouraging collagen production and reducing scar tissue. Microneedling can be used on scars of any size or type, including acne scars, hypertrophic scars, surgical scars, and stretch marks.
The goal of microneedling is to stimulate collagen production, reduce inflammation and increase circulation within the treated area.
Microneedling with PRF
Microneedling with PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin) is a type of microneedling that involves using a patient’s blood to promote skin healing and rejuvenation. PRF is a concentration of platelets and growth factors derived from the patient’s blood, which can be applied to the skin during or after microneedling.
The benefits of microneedling with PRF include the following:
- Accelerated healing: PRF contains growth factors that can accelerate healing, reduce inflammation, and promote collagen production.
- Enhanced results: Microneedling with PRF can enhance the effects of traditional microneedling by promoting deeper penetration of the growth factors into the skin.
- Improved skin texture: Microneedling with PRF can improve skin texture by promoting the regrowth of new skin cells.
- Reduced scarring: Microneedling with PRF can reduce the appearance of scars by collagen production promotion and skin regeneration.
- Safe and natural: Microneedling with PRF uses the patient’s blood, making it a safe and natural alternative to other cosmetic treatments.
The side effects of microneedling with PRF are generally mild and similar to those of traditional microneedling, including redness, swelling, and sensitivity.
Microneedling with AnteAge
Microneedling with AnteAGE is a type of microneedling involving a specialized serum called AnteAGE, which contains growth factors and cytokines that can enhance skin rejuvenation and promote collagen production.
The benefits of microneedling with AnteAGE include the following:
- Enhanced results: Microneedling with AnteAGE can improve the results of traditional microneedling by promoting deeper penetration of the growth factors into the skin.
- Improved skin texture: Microneedling with AnteAGE can improve skin texture by encouraging the growth of new skin cells, leading to more revitalized and healthy skin.
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles: Microneedling with AnteAGE can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production.
- Improved skin tone and firmness: Microneedling with AnteAGE can improve skin tone and firmness by promoting collagen production and enhancing skin elasticity.
- Safe and natural: AnteAGE Serum contains safe and natural ingredients free from harmful chemicals or preservatives.
The side effects of microneedling with AnteAGE are generally mild and similar to those of traditional microneedling, including redness, swelling, and sensitivity.
The benefits of microneedling include the following:
- Reducing wrinkles and fine lines: Microneedling can stimulate collagen production, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Treating acne scars and hyperpigmentation: Microneedling can break up scar tissue and stimulate collagen production to improve the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
- Smoothing skin texture: Microneedling can improve skin texture by promoting new skin cell growth.
- Enhancing product absorption: Microneedling can enhance topical product absorption, allowing them to penetrate deeper into the skin.
- Improving overall skin tone and firmness: Microneedling can stimulate collagen production, improving skin tone and firmness.
- Minimizing pores: Microneedling can help reduce the large pores’ appearance by stimulating collagen production.
Like any cosmetic procedure, microneedling may have some side effects but is generally mild and temporary. Some of the possible side effects of microneedling include the following:
- Redness: After microneedling, the skin may appear red for a few hours or up to a day.
- Swelling: The skin may also become slightly swollen after the procedure, but this should fade within a day or two.
- Sensitivity: The skin may be more sensitive after microneedling and more prone to irritation or sunburn.
- Flaking or peeling: Some patients may experience flaking or peeling of the skin after microneedling, but this is usually mild and temporary.
- Infection: There is a minor infection risk with any skin-penetrating procedure, but this can usually be minimized by following proper aftercare instructions.
- Allergic reaction: Some patients may be allergic to the numbing cream or other products used during the procedure.
- Bleeding or bruising: In rare cases, microneedling can cause bleeding or bruising, but this is more likely to occur if the needles are too long or if the skin is not prepared correctly before the procedure.
It is essential to discuss any concerns or potential side effects with a qualified healthcare professional before undergoing microneedling.
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling is a skin treatment involving tiny needles to create small channels in the skin. When these microneedles are used on your face, they cause a wound-healing response, stimulating collagen and elastin production, allowing for smoother and firmer-looking skin and less prone to wrinkles or fine lines.
The process also stimulates fibroblast production and keratinocyte production (which means new cells will be produced at a faster rate).
How long does a microneedling session take?
The length of a microneedling session depends on the size and depth of the area being treated. A numbing cream usually stays for about 30 minutes, while a session may take an hour. For example, treating both cheeks and chin with a Microneedling Pen (which can treat up to five areas at once) will take about two hours.
The amount of time needed also depends on whether or not you are using a numbing cream or ice before treatment; these products can prolong healing time by anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour per application!
Recovery after a microneedling session.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that requires no downtime. The recovery time depends on how your skin responds and heals, but taking it easy for at least 24 hours after the process is generally recommended. You may also be pink for a day, then may have a sloughing for a day or so. You should also avoid saunas or steam rooms for at least two weeks following your treatment to reduce the risk of infection or irritation on the surface of your newly treated skin.
Regarding what you can do after microneedling, we recommend using AnteAge Serum for two days. You may also combine this with AnteAge Accelerator, as this help keep everything looking fresh!
AnteAge with Exosomes
AnteAge uses Exosomes as one of the best sources for cell regeneration. This substance is a bunch of biosignals that can alter cell behavior and aid in healing the skin from inside and out. It sends several Exosomes when the body senses malfunction or injury to repair the damage. Additionally, Exosomes encourage healthy collagen growth and reverse aging phenotype.
The role of microneedling in scar reduction.
Microneedling can be an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of scars, including acne scars, surgical scars, and other types of scars. By creating tiny punctures in the skin, microneedling allows new skin cells to grow and stimulates collagen production, which can help smooth out scar tissue and improve skin texture. In addition, microneedling can help increase blood flow to the scarred area, promoting healing and reducing inflammation. While microneedling cannot wholly eliminate scars, it can help to minimize their appearance and improve overall skin health. Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment option for scar reduction, and it can be used in conjunction with other scar-reducing treatments for even more excellent results.
Spirited Aesthetics and Wellness can provide an efficient microneedling service, so notify them today and enjoy the microneedling advantages!