Micro-Needling: Effective Treatment for Wrinkles, Scars, Spots and More
For many of us, life after our 20’s and 30’s may mean several things for our skin – sagging, fine lines around our lips and eyes, stretch marks, and scarring. If this describes you, you may be interested in learning more about a new treatment option called micro-needling.
Micro-needling therapy occurs when a device (such the Rejuvapen used by Vita) delivers a cluster of tiny needle pricks to the epidermis and top layer of the dermis. Skin responds to the micro perforations by producing collagen and elastin, essentially healing itself naturally.
The newly produced collagen and elastin lifts, tightens and rejuvenates the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and minimizing pore size, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Regular micro-needling treatments spaced over a period of time may also improve the appearance of scars, acne scarring, and even stretch marks.
While the idea of piercing the skin with needles may cause concern for some, the truth is that the needles used in the therapy are very fine and short (ranging from .5mm to 2.5mm), making the process relatively painless; smaller than a human hair in diameter. Furthermore, your skin’s recovery time after the therapy is significantly shorter than the typical recovery time needed after other collagen inducing treatments such as chemical peels or laser resurfacing.
While products do exist to replicate professional treatment at home, dermatologists generally recommend discussing use with your doctor before beginning treatments, as patients may be at risk of infection or scarring if non-sterile, or faulty devices are used, or treatment is administered incorrectly.
If your fine lines, sagging skin, stretch marks or scars are getting you down, contact Vita Dermatology & Laser Institute to make an appointment and learn more about our micro-needling therapy.
The cost is much less than a laser package with estimated treatments at about $60 compared to several hundred dollars for a basic laser package.