Microneedling

Collagen induction therapy, also known as microneedling, is nearly painless and has been shown to have an incredible effect on the health and beauty of your skin.

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Microneedling2022-10-22T13:24:05-04:00

Microneedling | Collagen induction therapy

Microneedling

Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa offers the safe and effective MDerma Dermapen for microneedling collagen induction therapy. The microneedling treatment meticulously penetrates through skin layers, stimulating collagen production. The thousands of channels created allow skin to be infused with topical treatments.

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What is microneedling?

Microneedling is an excellent option for clients of all skin types. The facial treatment helps correct and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve scars from acne or other injuries, improve skin texture, reduce stretch marks, and stimulate new collagen growth. Every Dermapen tip has 12 small (micro) needles and features their patented safety technologies, SureSpace and SafLok. The Dermapen Microneedling works by creating micro injuries to the epidermis (outer layer of skin) and dermis (the inner layer of skin). As a result, the micro injuries encourage the body’s innate ability to repair itself.

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Microneedling with Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

This versatile ingredient is loved the world over for its hydrating and plumping ability. When used while microneedling, hyaluronic acid can help with your dry, flaky skin as the micro-needles push hydration deep into the dermis. Hyaluronic acid–based serums are always a solid option since they hold up to 1000 times its weight in water and hydrates and plumps the skin from the inside-out. It also won’t clog your pores.

Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP is a valuable addition to microneedling because it augments the regenerative effects of the treatment. PRP is developed by concentrating the client’s blood with platelets and growth factors. PRP is created by drawing a small amount of the client’s blood, which is then spun to concentrate the platelets and transforming growth factors. The solution is then applied to the areas that have been treated with microneedling to boost the regenerative effects of the procedure, and improve the cosmetic outcome.

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What are the advantages of a microneedling treatment?

  • It is an in office procedure that is well tolerated by clients
  • It is safe for all skin types, and is suitable for sensitive and thin skin
  • There is minimal downtime
  • Specific areas can be treated without treating the entire face
  • There is no risk of photsensitivity, and minimal to no risk of post treatment hyperpigmentation
  • It can be used to treat areas that are difficult to reach with a laser, such as the upper and lower lips, and around the eyes

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When is microneedling effective?

For clients with great skin, microneedling will provide that radiant glow. For clients with acne scars, large pores, brown spots, and fine lines and deep wrinkles, multiple treatments may be recommended.

Microneedling is an anti-aging treatment. Not only does it produce collagen, it improves the skin’s appearance by correcting damage and smoothing and tightening the skin. Studies show marked improvement in scar appearance

Microneedling will reverse sun damage and pigmentation problems. Microneedling is also a vehicle to help those expensive topical treatments to penetrate and be absorbed.

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Collagen stimulation

Microneedling treatments stimulate collagen using our bodies’ physiological wound healing response. This process works in four phases, stimulating new healthy tissue growth:

  • Phase one: an inflammatory response is experienced 1-3 days after the treatment, stimulating new fibroblasts to develop new collagen
  • Phase two: new fibroblasts continue to grow and multiply 3-5 days after the treatment. Fibroblasts will generate new collagen and tissue formation.
  • Phase three: growth factors are released and fibroblasts release collagen 5-20 days after the treatment.
  • Phase four: the maturation stage of new, healthy skin takes place from day 28 to two years after the microneedling treatment. Tissue continues to improve and clients notice and improvement in skin tone and quality.

Frequently asked questions

What is microneedling?2022-10-12T12:13:40-04:00

Microneedling creates microscopic openings and invisible puncture holes in the top layer of the skin. As a result, this causes the tissue to develop new collagen and elastin, resulting in smoother, firmer skin. The treatment is completely non-surgical and requires little downtime.

What conditions does microneedling treat?2022-10-09T11:01:41-04:00

Microneedling addresses wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, mild inelasticity, acne scars, large pores, rough skin, and dull skin.

What is the microneedling process?2022-10-10T14:56:27-04:00

The treatment starts with the use of a topical numbing agent. Numbing your skin ensures the treatment is as comfortable as possible. Next, the technician, using a microneedling device containing a circular arrangement of tiny needles, passes the device across the skin creating tiny openings in the epidermis. These minuscule punctures prompt a healing response in the skin without damaging tissue. After finishing,  your technician will apply a soothing gel. It cools your skin and prevents it from drying out post-treatment.

What areas can be treated with microneedling?2022-10-21T17:15:22-04:00

Microneedling can treat the face, neck, décolleté, abdomen, arms, hands, and legs.

What are the benefits of microneedling?2022-10-09T10:48:39-04:00

Microneedling benefits can include:

  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Treats fine lines
  • Improves skin texture
  • Reduces the appearance of large pores
  • Enhances the effects of topical skin care products
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Improves overall health of skin
How long does it take to heal from microneedling?2022-09-29T15:29:30-04:00

Healing time is about 24-72 hours after the treatment. It is normal to experience redness, peeling, dryness, swelling and bumps.

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