Microneedling is one of the most buzz-worthy skin treatments available. By utilizing the body’s natural healing process, microneedling offers dramatic results in restoring the look and feel of your skin.
At Deja You Medical in Navarre, FL, we only offer treatments that deliver a significant positive impact. Our traditional and RF microneedling procedures provide patients with a minimally invasive way to achieve smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin.
Are you thinking about taking the plunge and trying microneedling? Here, we discuss everything you need to know before trying this in-demand treatment.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling is a collagen induction therapy, which means that it promotes the body’s production of collagen and new skin tissue. As the name implies, microneedling uses tiny needles to create minute injuries in the skin’s cells.
As a microneedling device passes over the skin, the needles gently create microchannels in the skin, separating the skin cells. While the microchannels are too small to see, they offer a significant impact. First, they open the skin up to better absorb any serums and lotions and deliver them deeper into the skin’s layers.
Secondly, the microchannels trick the body into believing that the injury to the skin is more significant than it is. The body then begins to undergo an outsized healing response.
This healing response targets the micro-injuries by stimulating increased collagen production, while the leftover collagen smooths and repairs ongoing skin concerns such as acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
What Skin Concerns Does Microneedling Treat?
The skin-healing benefits of microneedling allow it to address several skin concerns at once. Additionally, patients can customize their microneedling treatments to target specific issues by using microneedling therapies in conjunction with particular serums.
Some of the most common skin concerns microneedling addresses include:
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Lax or loose skin
- Thin skin
- Dull or uneven skin tone
- Large pores
- Sun damage
Microneedling results include fresh new skin tissue heavy in collagen. The new skin cells form firmer, brighter skin.
Professional vs. At-Home Microneedling Treatments
Microneedling is such a versatile and popular treatment that DIY and at-home microneedling treatments are now available. However, these treatments are substantially different than professional microneedling.
DIY microneedling treatments can’t offer the safe and significant results that professional microneedling can, and sometimes at-home treatments result in severe damage to the skin.
Professional microneedling treatments use sterilized tools in the hands of fully trained experts. However, in untrained hands, microneedling devices can create skin injuries that introduce and spread bacteria through the skin and then lodge that bacteria into the skin’s layers.
At Deja You Medical, our microneedling treatments use the best professional tools to provide dramatic results. These devices include the popular SkinPen and the cutting-edge new PiXel 8-RF for RF microneedling.
Skin Pen Microneedling
The SkinPen is an FDA-approved medical-grade tool only available through a licensed skincare professional working under medical supervision. True to its name, the SkinPen looks like a thick pen. It is a motorized device that creates small, controlled punctures with a single-use adjustable needle tip.
What to Expect from SkinPen Treatments
For your SkinPen treatment, your expert team member at Deja You Medical will go over your treatment area with the SkinPen three or more times, based on your skin goals. The pen gently glides over the skin, creating microscopic channels, while the needle’s depth adjusts based on the treatment area.
Most SkinPen treatments are an hour or less in length, and patients can resume their regular activities immediately after treatment. Patients can opt to have a numbing cream applied before their SkinPen microneedling or even have laughing gas administered, if they prefer.
When Will I See SkinPen Results?
Most patients will notice glowing, healthier-looking skin right after their SkinPen microneedling and will continue to see improvements in their skin as the body’s dermal collagen production ramps up. We recommend a series of SkinPen treatments spaced four to six weeks apart for best results.
Collagen and elastin have a three-month growth cycle, so patients see optimal results three months after their final treatment. Patients who hope to maintain their SkinPen treatment results can opt for a single SkinPen treatment quarterly or a series of treatments once a year.
Deja You Medical offers RF microneedling with the new, cutting-edge RF microneedling device: the PiXel 8-RF. This treatment targets the signs of aging with skin tightening and wrinkle-reducing benefits.
What to Expect from RF Microneedling
First, our RF microneedling treatments use minimally invasive needles to form microchannels. At the same time, the PiXel 8-RF’s radiofrequency waves drive heat deep into the skin’s layers, stimulating collagen production and triggering elastin cells to develop for firmer, smoother skin.
Our RF microneedling equipment is highly adjustable, so the needles are gentler on more sensitive areas, such as the forehead and under the eyes. In addition, patients can opt to apply a numbing cream before the procedure, which typically lasts 30-40 minutes.
When Will I See RF Microneedling Results?
Most patients see significant results after just a single RF microneedling treatment. However, to fully realize the benefits of RF microneedling, we recommend three to four treatments spaced about a month apart.
Patients hoping to maintain their RF microneedling results can return for a single yearly treatment to maintain high collagen and elastin production levels.
What Skin Types Can Benefit from Microneedling?
Since microneedling stimulates the body’s natural healing response, both SkinPen and RF microneedling treatments are safe for all skin types and tones. However, the skincare professionals at Deja You Medical will assess the services most beneficial for your skin concerns, taking into account your medical history and specific goals.
Discover the Benefits of Microneedling
To learn more about microneedling and how it can benefit your skin, schedule an appointment with the expert team at Deja You Medical in Navarre, FL, today.