By Dr Theron Hutton MD
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a device with tiny needles to puncture the skin. The device, called a dermamicroneedling pen, is used to create controlled skin injuries in order to stimulate the skin's natural healing process.
Microneedling has gained popularity in recent years due to its ability to improve the appearance of various skin concerns, such as acne scars, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. It is also known to stimulate collagen production, which can lead to firmer and smoother skin.
The procedure is typically performed by a dermatologist or a trained esthetician, and it involves the use of a sterile microneedling pen to create tiny punctures in the skin. The needles on the device range in size from 0.5 to 2.5 mm, and the depth of the punctures can be adjusted based on the specific skin concern being treated.
"One reason I'm a fan of microneedling is because it's safe, fast and produces dramatic results ". - Donna Parker - Medical Aesthetician
Microneedling can be performed on the face, neck, and other areas of the body, and it is generally well-tolerated with minimal discomfort. Some people may experience mild redness or swelling after the procedure, but these side effects usually resolve within a few days.
There are several types of microneedling devices available, including manual dermarollers and automated microneedling pens. The type of device used may depend on the specific skin concern being treated and the preferences of the practitioner.
Microneedling can be performed as a standalone treatment or in combination with other skin rejuvenation procedures, such as chemical peels or laser treatments. It is generally recommended to receive a series of microneedling treatments, spaced several weeks apart, in order to achieve optimal results.
Overall, microneedling is a safe and effective treatment option for improving the appearance of various skin concerns.
At Mulberry Aesthetics our skin care professionals love the SkinPen device which is the only FDA approved skin needling device. If you are considering microneedling, let us do a professional consult for you at Mulberry Medical Aesthetics to determine if it is appropriate for you and to discuss any potential risks or side effects.