Microneedling is a time tested skin rejuvenating concept which has recently regained widespread popularity with improvements in technology.  Microneedling works through a process of collagen remodeling where skin is finely and precisely punctured with microneedles and new collagen forms in these zones of injury.  Microneedling works in a similar way to fractionated or pixilated lasers where enough native tissue is left in tact to allow for rapid healing and natural results.  
Microneedling can be used to rejuvenate skin and improve skin tone, texture, pore size, color, and to treat fine lines and wrinkles.  A series of treatments are recommended to achieve optimal results.  To maintain youthful skin, microneedling can be done periodically as part of a skin care program to encourage constant turning over of the skin through continuous collagen remodeling.
In addition to skin rejuvenation, microneedling has other applications including improvement of surgical scars, acne scars, and skin pigmentary problems such as melasma,  
Microneedling can be delivered in a variety of ways including with a roller or with a mechanical device such as the DermaPen.  Mechanical devices are able to deliver a deepler level of penetration into the skin with a higher concentration of microneedle sites.  This allows for a more aggressive and ultimately more effective treatment.
Microneedling works best when combined with a hyaluronic gel interface to infuse hyaluronic acid into the skin during treatment.  Post treatment a growth factor based skin care regimine provides all the necessary growth factors for optimal healing and result:  Regenica Repair Complex.

Skin Rejuvenation

 

Pigment

Acne Scars

 

Stretch Marks

 

Surgical Scars

 

 

EXPECTATIONS

LENGTH

1 hour

ANESTHESIA

General or local with sedation

IN/OUTPATIENT

Outpatient

SIDE EFFECTS

Temporary swelling, raw skin surface, and some pain

RISKS

Pain, bleeding, infection, pigment problems, prolonged redness

RECOVERY

Back to work: 5 - 10 days (coverup makeup can be applied at this time)

FINAL APPEARANCE

3 months

DURATION OF RESULTS

5 - 10 years depending on the postoperative skin care program