5 Types of Microneedling and their Benefits
Microneedling has become more and more popular over the years, and with the results it can achieve, it’s really no surprise. At EsthetixMD, we offer a number of microneedling options to ensure you get the customized treatment plan that provides you with the beautiful, smoother, and younger-looking skin you desire. Let’s take a look at the microneedling options we offer.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure. It involves using very thin needles to make punctures in the top layer of the skin. These punctures stimulate collagen and elastin production and trigger the body’s natural healing process, leaving you with smoother, younger-looking skin.
Microneedling can be done on the face, legs, neck, back, or other areas of the body. Typically, multiple treatment sessions are needed to achieve the best results. Each treatment session takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.
At EsthetixMD, we add regenerative biologics to the treatment to achieve even better results!
Microneedling comes with a wide variety of benefits. It can improve the appearance and texture of the skin and address enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, loose or crepey skin, acne scars, uneven skin tone, and stretch marks. It also works on all skin tones and requires very minimal downtime.
Microneedling and light therapy are a common combination for those looking to rejuvenate their skin and improve their overall skin health. Typically, the microneedling process occurs first, and then LED light therapy takes place afterward. Both stimulate collagen and elastin production and lead to smoother, younger, and more even-looking skin.
During the LED light therapy, the light is passed over the skin to deeply penetrate the skin’s layers. The wavelengths of light used can promote cellular function and blood flow, reduce inflammation from the microneedling, and lead to a faster healing time.
These two treatments are a match made in heaven. Together, they come with a variety of benefits, including the following:
● Promote collagen and elastin production
● Enhance absorption of skincare products
● Enhance acne treatment
● Improve overall skin health
● Next to no downtime
● Address fine lines and wrinkles
● Diminish discoloration
Morpheus8 combines microneedling and radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production, address signs of aging, and correct sun damage. By doing the two minimally invasive treatments simultaneously and being able to customize the treatment, you get significant results. The entire treatment, from the type of needles used to the temperature of the heat, can be tailored to meet your needs.
Treatment begins with topical numbing agents or Pro-Nox Nitrous Oxide to ensure you’re completely comfortable. From there, we use the applicator for Morpheus8 on the skin. How long treatment takes can vary depending on the size of the area being treated.
Morpheus8 microneedling comes with a number of benefits. It cannot only work on larger areas like the back, abdomen, and buttocks, but it can be used on smaller areas, like under the eyes, the cheeks, and the jawline, as well.
It can be used safely on every type of skin tone, whether you’re very pale or have very dark skin.
Treatment is also relatively quick. It shouldn’t take more than an hour, and there is very little downtime. Most side effects (redness, itching, and swelling) resolve in 1-3 days.
Fractional microneedling is very similar to Morpheus8. During the treatment, tiny needles make small punctures in the skin, and radiofrequency (RF) energy is delivered through those needles to the deeper layers of the skin. The heat from the radiofrequency energy promotes new collagen production, tightens the tissues, and leaves you with a younger-looking and smoother appearance. The fractional method also lets the skin heal faster, which means you see results much sooner. A typical session takes about 45 minutes, and with a topical anesthetic, you don’t need to worry about any discomfort.
Some of the benefits you can expect from fractional microneedling include the following:
● Better absorption of skincare products, especially right after treatment
● Tightens the skin
● Leads to scar reduction
● Fades the appearance of dark spots
● Improves skin texture
● Increases collagen and elastin
● Provides younger-looking appearance
● Encourages smaller pores
● Makes stretch marks less noticeable
● Involves minimal recovery
The Vivace microneedling FDA-cleared device is top-of-the-line and combines microneedling and radiofrequency energy along with a treatment serum and cooling mask to give you superior results. The treatment punctures the skin with 36 gold-tipped microneedles as well as heats it. And it not only addresses wrinkles, but it can also tighten skin, improve skin tone and texture, and diminish scarring. You will see some results immediately, while further improvement will occur over time as collagen and elastin build up.
After a topical anesthetic is applied, the whole process typically takes about 45 minutes. And with minimal downtime, you can get back to your normal routine very quickly. Multiple treatment sessions may be needed to achieve optimal results.
The benefits of choosing Vivace microneedling at EsthetixMD include the following:
● Treatment is relatively quick
● Minimally invasive with little to no discomfort
● Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
● Promotes collagen and elastin production
● Customizable to your needs
● Provides tighter, firmer, and smoother skin
● Improves tone and texture
● Reduces acne scarring
Are you ready to discover the benefits of microneedling for yourself? Schedule a consultation with one of our providers today. Call our Bend, OR office at (541) 508-7907 or use our online contact form. We look forward to helping you achieve all your aesthetic goals!
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