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How Can My Skin Benefit From Microneedling?

October 2, 2018

Curious to know why microneedling is the latest craze? Everyone is talking about this simple, minimal downtime treatment that is revamping skin all over the world. From at home treatments with a dermaroller, to microneedling treatments with PRP, to The SkinPen treatments there are a multitude of options when it comes to microneedling.

I am sure you are wondering how puncturing tiny holes in your face can benefit your skin! Microneedling stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which helps to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, scars (including acne scars), pigmentation, and can even improve stretch marks. Microneedling, also known as “Collagen Induction Therapy,” works by creating micro-injuries in the dermis and epidermis forcing your body to naturally heal itself by strengthening and remodeling the tissue.

This collagen boost will leave your skin completely rejuvenated as well as smoother, firmer, brighter, and tighter. The channels that are created with this treatment will also allow for better absorption of your medical grade skin care products. Microneedling is safe for all skin types and can be performed all year long since it is not affected by sun exposure, unlike most lasers such as the Cortex or IPL. A series of 3-6 microneedling treatments is recommended depending on how damaged the skin is and the results that one is trying to achieve. Treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart and there is little to no downtime involved.

Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery is very excited to announce that we have added the SkinPen microneedling device to our practice. The SkinPen is the only FDA approved microneedling device on the market. If you are interested to find out what the SkinPen can do for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Leong or our Registered Nurse today at one of our 6 Pittsburgh locations.

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