Microneedling is an in-office, non-laser treatment offered at Deluxe Dermatology that works below the skin’s surface. The procedure begins with numbing the skin with topical anesthetic to reduce any discomfort from the needles. Next, we pass a small microneedling pen designed with a head of tiny needles over the skin. This pen moves the needles up and down very quickly as it ‘stamps’ the skin with the small needles to create small wounds. The skin responds immediately with its natural healing response and this triggers collagen production. The skin becomes noticeably smoother and radiant as it continues to heal and regenerate.
Microneedling is a very effective treatment modality for the following skin concerns: acne scars, hyperpigmentation, flines and light wrinkles, age spots, and uneven skin tone. Most patients see some results after one treatment but will need a series of treatments to enjoy the full benefit of these skin rejuvenation treatments. Microneedling can be combined with PRP for enhanced results- the so-called “Vampire” facial.