First of all you may be wondering what it is. Dermal Micro Needling is a minimally invasive treatment that seeks to rejuvenate skin, lessen the appearance of scars and minimize fine lines. It’s an alternative to lasers, IPLs or chemical peels. The principle of Micro Needling is to stimulate the body’s own production of collagen.
So how does it do that exactly? Well, a sterile roller comprised of a series of fine, sharp needles (over 200!) is rolled over an area to puncture the skin. If that sounds painful, don’t worry – a numbing agent is generally applied. This needling creates many microscopic channels deep into the dermis of the skin which in turn stimulates the body to produce new collagen. Dermal Micro Needling can be combined with other skin care treatments and products in order to enhance the collagen building process.
It’s essential to go deep into the layers of the skin to where growth begins to effectively rejuvenate. The goal is to increase production of collagen because that facilitates natural repair and growth and makes the skin stronger and thicker. Newly created collagen can fill depressed scars and wrinkles, lifting them to the same level as surrounding skin. It can also help thicken and erase fine lines.
What You Can Expect
There’s no downtime with Micro Needling. Normal activities can be resumed following treatment. You may experience varying degrees of redness but it depends on the length of needles that are used and how deeply they penetrate the skin. No complications should arise if proper steps are taken to care for healing skin.
Results don’t appear overnight as it takes time for newly generated collagen to do its work. Depending on the scope of skin issues you want to address, you may need between 3 to 8 treatments spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart. However, your patience will be rewarded with a visible reduction of frown lines, fine lines, brown spots and other signs of aging. Acne scars could become a thing of the past! There’s even some evidence that Micro Needling is effective on stretch marks caused by pregnancy or weight loss.
SBC is proud to announce it now offers Micro Needling. Ask your SBC provider about treatment options and schedule an appointment today!