What exactly is Micro-Needling?
Micro-Needling is a new and impressive innovation in aesthetic medicine gaining immense popularity for the treatment of fine lines and acne scars as well as for general improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. This procedure uses tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. This stimulation of the bodies natural repair process results in a thicker dermis, leading to the appearance of softer wrinkles.
Micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels, which allow topical serums and creams to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. The medical professionals at PureMD exclusively use the Collagen P.I.N. system, the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market. Call or text any of our three convenient locations for more information, or to schedule a consultation today!
How is Micro-Needling different from laser procedures?
There are many tools available to skilled medical professionals, depending on the need and desired outcome, and laser resurfacing is also a great option for treating aging skin. Lasers use focused light to produce heat to destroy certain colors of pigmentation and vaporizes skin, whereas micro-needling breaks up pigment mechanically and remodels the collagen without heat or light. When the heat is removed from the process, depending on the patient, it may allow for a more comfortable and more consistent treatment. No heat also may equal less downtime! Most micro-needling patients have a healthy pink glow immediately after the procedure, which lessens dramatically in 24 hours or less. Most patients are back to work the same day and experience little to no downtime.