Microneedling is a procedure done by a micropigmentation technician who uses a series of needles in order to enter the dermis which is the deeper layer of skin. Microneedling is used to treat the following:
Remove acne scarring
Help lessen acne
Scalp stimulation for alopecia
Corect uneven skin pigmentation
Diminish stretch marks
Take away rosacea (broken capillaries blood vessels)
The technician uses a topical medical grade numbing agent on the area that is being treated in order for the patient to feel more comfortable. A serum is then applied to each area that is being treated. Kelly typically uses a cocktail containing two medical grade skin care products containing vitamin C and hyaluronic acid in order to hydrate the skin for better results. This cocktail is infused into the dermal layer of the skin with the needles in order to stimulate collagen production and cell turnover.
Only two methods can be used to reach the dermal layer of the skin in order to reverse the signs of aging and they are lazers and needles. Lazers can have permanent side effects because the skin may be burned during the process. Also, if a patient is a fitzpatric skin type 3-5 and has olive undertones or dark skin the depth of the laster must be lowered therefore results cannot be acheived because the settings are too low.
Microneedling is an amazing cosmetic breakthrough because it can be used on all skin types with a maximum downtime of 72 hours which consists of a mild sunburn appearance. The depth of the needles are adjusted throughout the procedure based on the patients skin as well as the area that is being treated.
A series of 3 microneedling sessions on the face, neck and chest one month apart per year can take years off by removing sun spots, tightening skin, improving skin elasticity, minimizing fine lines and shrinking pores. Microneedling along with a good medical grade skin care regimen can reverse the signs of aging dramatically.