RealSelf recently surveyed 500 board-certified doctors to discover the next big aesthetic trend, and the answer was clear: microneedling. Microneedling is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that involves using very small needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. In response the skin produces more collagen to heal, and more collagen means smoother, more supple skin. Microneedling can be used to treat various permanent or chronic issues like wrinkles and fine lines or scarring from acne. And the glowing skin that results from the procedure lasts 4-6 weeks.
At Dermatology Consultants, our licensed estheticians use the MicroPen™ to improve skin on the face, neck, décolleté, legs, arms, hands, back and abdomen. The procedure usually takes 30-60 minutes.
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Are Microneedles the New Lasers? Doctors Talk About the Next Big Aesthetic Trend
For years, we’ve been told to break habits that hurt our skin (i.e. don’t pick at scabs) but could we be doing it wrong? Could hurting our skin actually make it look better? Many plastic surgeons and dermatologists say yes.
RealSelf asked 500 board-certified doctors to predict the hot aesthetic trend for 2016. The answer that came up most often? Microneedling.
How Does Microneedling Work?
A non-surgical procedure, microneedling uses tiny needles to puncture the skin and create “micro injuries.” Those small wounds trigger the skin to repair itself by producing new collagen. More collagen, of course, means plumper, smoother, and healthier-looking skin.
“The point is to stimulate healing by causing damage,” says Seattle dermatologic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Reichel. “One of the good things about the treatment is that as long as you get the needles down deep enough, you’re not hurting the top layer of the skin, so it’s safe for all skin types.”