Microneedling in Royal Oak, MI
What is it?
Microneedling is a procedure where a roller device with a varying number of needles of varying length is rolled over the skin. The intent is to generate thousands of microscopic holes of injury where new skin will be regenerated. Regeneration of new skin can improve the texture tone and appearance of the skin.
How does microneedling Work?
Microneedling uses small needles to create microinjuries in the skin. This stimulates the body’s own collagen production, resulting in smoother, younger looking skin.
What conditions are treated with microneedling?
A little bit of everything. Scarring of any kind, acne scarring, pigmentation problems, skin texture and tone, sun damaged skin, wrinkles and more are all addressed with this technique. We have also seen great results for those with many milia and with sebaceous gland hyperplasia.
Who Is A Good Candidate?
Adults in good health who want to improve the appearance of their skin are good candidates for microneedling. Fortunately, microneedling is safe for all skin types and tones, including pigmented skin tones. For safety reasons, those with a recent use of Accutane (isotretinoin) within previous 6 months, active infections, keloid scarring, tan, or sunburned skin are not eligible.
Koger Dermatology is now offering microneedling treatments with SkinPen, the ONLY FDA cleared microneedling device.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive brief in-office procedure with little downtime. It is used to rejuvenate the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimize stretch marks, shrink pore size, improve skin elasticity and firmness, and reduce acne scars.
Microneedling has become a sensation after being performed on celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow. Pictures of bright red faces, sometimes dotted with blood, have caught the attention of everyone on social media. There is much buzz around the procedure and even more confusion. But fear not! Koger Dermatology is here to give you a quick rundown on this latest cosmetic trend.
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What is Microneedling?/ She got what's since been dubbed a "vampire facial" and viewers were pretty shocked.
This popular practice, also known as collagen-induction therapy, is a procedure in which a device covered in miniscule needles puncture the skin to create tiny wounds. Collagen and elastin production increases to repair those wounds, leaving the skin smoother, tighter, and firmer. During microneedling sessions, licensed professionals perform microneedling by combining fine needles with radio frequency energy. They also often apply a numbing cream to lessen the tingling sensation.
The procedure is an effective method for treating melasma, alopecia, cellulite, and fine lines. These common skin and hair conditions are resolved because of the stimulation of the body’s natural repair mechanisms. In addition, mirconeedling procedures improve atrophic facial scars. Atrophic scars, often caused by acne, create pits in the skin due to fat and muscle loss.
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The Miracle of MicroNeedling... and the Stars Who Get It Done
Celebrities are offered all the best skin care advice and treatments so it makes sense to keep an eye on what they’re up to.
One treatment that’s very popular among celebrities is microneedling and it looks like the Stars are loving this procedure!
The "A-Lister" line up includes Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian and Demi Moore, just to name a few.
At the Cannes Film Festival Angelina Jolie caused such a sensation with her youthful appearance that her preference for micro-needling was covered by the Los Angeles Times.
Jennifer Aniston said, “I do micro-needling! I just learned about it a couple months ago from a facialist in New York. It allows the serums and whatever products you’re using to really soak in”
Aniston is referring to the fact that microneedling provides a short window of opportunity that allows post-treatment products to travel down the fresh channels in the skin reaching the important parts at concentrations that aren’t otherwise possible. These channels allow a momentary increase in permeability that is hundreds of times the normal degree that topical products can penetrate the skin. The effects of topical serums can be accelerated dramatically.
But that’s actually not the main benefit of microneedling.
The single most aging thing that happens to our skin is the gradual loss of collagen and elastin. Microneedling triggers the skins wound-responses causing it to produce new collagen and elastin and making the skin look and feel younger and firmer. Wrinkles are reduced, tones are evened and sagging is lifted. Yayyyy!!
Unlike many other profoundly effective treatments microneedling does not try to force skin cells into a different state unnaturally. Microneedling triggers the skin’s own native rejuvenation process and is, therefore, completely natural. For this reason it works amazingly well with all skin types.... Cool!