Micro Needling Skin Treatments
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By Paula G, Hawaii
Micro needling is the technique of insertion of very fine short, sterilized needles into the skin to cause mild injury. When the skin senses these pinpricks, your body naturally reacts by rushing to heal them, thus stimulating rejuvenation and resulting in a plumped, more youthful appearance.
Target areas include:
- Uneven skin tone
- Age spots or sun spots
- Fine lines
- Large pores
- Acne scars or other scars
- Thinning hair (usually with PRP)
- Thinning brows (Usually with PRP)
- Lip surface rejuvenation
- Stretch marks
Benefits of having micro needling done at True Vision Center in Honolulu include the potent anesthetic used in office, making the procedure comfortable, and the use of single use sterile micro needling heads to decrease the risk of infection. Other benefits include the add-on treatments available such as:
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) with its growth factors, which makes it more effective in building collagen for long-lasting results (in some centers, this combination is called a “Vampire Facial”)
- Hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid to drive in moisture
- Antioxidants or niacinamide for anti-aging treatments
After treatment the skin is plump and looks more radiant for 2-3 weeks (due to inflammation and superficial swelling). However, because the true results of micro needling comes from the skin healing developing collagen and elastin, most people will see best results after a few sessions.
Dr. Tantisira recommends using micro needling for maintenance after rejuvenation with CO2 fractional skin laser and pairing it with topical treatments (like PRP or her Cell Rejuvenation Serum). “Often, we use both the CO2 fractional skin laser and micro needling as an opportunity to apply anti-aging preparations that will penetrate better through openings in the skin. These treatments enable our patients to maintain beautiful skin despite the strong UV exposure from our Hawaiian sunshine.”
According to a 2008 study, skin treated with four micro needling sessions spaced one month apart, produced up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after completing treatment. Spots and scars will appear less noticeable, wrinkles will be finer, and your skin’s quality will be overall healthier.
Another popular use of micro needling is for treatment of hair loss in both men and women. In a recent study, 100 test subjects were divided into two groups. One set was treated with minoxidil lotion (a well known hair growth stimulant), and the other received minoxidil lotion plus micro needling. After 12 weeks, 82 percent of the micro needling group reported a 50 percent improvement versus 4.5 percent of the minoxidil lotion-only group. Adding PRP may improve this result even more.
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