RESULTS AND REJUVENATION
Microneedling. That’s with the roller I can do at home that pricks my face in a million little places, right? Well, yes. And no. At-home microneedling is not the same as in-office microneedling.
“Microneedling that delivers significant, long-lasting results is a medical treatment,” says board-certified dermatologist Tina Alster, MD, FAAD, a professor of dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center. This means that medical microneedling should be done in a medical office if you want long-lasting, safe results and rejuvenation.
WHAT IS IT?
Microneedling is sometimes referred to Collagen Induction Therapy because the purpose of treatment is to stimulate your face to generate new collagen and skin tissue. Your doctor will use a small pen-like tool to make lots of pin pricks on your skin, essentially causing lots of little wounds. These little injuries will cause your skin to make collagen-rich tissue in response. The results are firmer, smoother, more toned skin. Many people turn to microneedling to treat minor scarring from acne, but also to rejuvenate skin that has lost its luster due to aging.
3. Microneedle face and neck
4. Apply soothing lotion and sunscreen
6. Measure progress
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR MICRONEEDLING?
Because microneedling isn’t invasive and there is no downtime, it is safe for most people. It isn’t recommended for people who have skin diseases like psoriasis or eczema. It is also not recommended for pregnant women or for people who have a history of deep scarring. For best results, you may need several treatments.
HOW SAFE IS IT?
Safety. Another reason you want to go to a doctor’s office for microneedling instead of choosing an at-home treatment. At home, you use the same roller that can gather bacteria and be difficult to wash and sanitize completely. You won’t experience the same depth of penetration at home, and this means the results won’t be as visible or last as long. Because of these deeper punctures, you will most likely experience some irritation and redness for a few days, but you are able to go right back to work afterwards if you choose. Bleeding, bruising, infection, and peeling are always risks with any skin treatment, but the risks are significantly decreased when treatment is performed by a licensed professional in a medical office.
GETTING STARTED WITH DR. JEFFREY CARLS FAMILY MEDICINE AND AESTHETICS
Call Dr. Jeffrey Carls Family Medicine and Aesthetics at (928) 680-7356 today for a free consultation. Christie is willing to spend time with any potential client for a consultation at no cost. In addition to in office education, follow up consultations are very much a part of Dr. Jeffrey Carls Family Medicine and Aesthetics’ culture. They believe in treating the whole patient and measuring results. Microneedling treatments start at $150.