Medical microneedling is a procedure that can improve the skin’s tone and texture with the use of fine needles. In the state of Colorado, estheticians can only use devices that perforate under 0.3 to 0.5 mm, which can’t provide results that are comparable in visibility to medical microneedling which can penetrate up to 2.5 mm. At Bionuu in Littleton, we offer medical microneedling to repair damaged skin by increasing collagen and elastin in the skin. This procedure can address a range of common skin concerns, including:
- Acne scarring
- Skin laxity
- Fine and deep wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Sun damage
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling works by stimulating the body’s natural “repair” response to injury. Fine needles are used to perforate the skin, causing damage that the skin will repair by increasing production of collagen and elastin. Medical microneedling involves deep needle perforations, so a topical anesthetic is required and there is some downtime after the procedure.
The new skin cells that are created in response to microneedling will replace the damaged skin cells for a smoother, more even complexion. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that’s suitable for all skin types and safe for healthy individuals.
When Will I See Results From Microneedling?
Medical microneedling is a procedure that stimulates collagen production, as are IPL, laser wrinkle reduction, and chemical peels. With these procedures, the best results are achieved with a series of treatments. Just as you can’t get a flat abdomen after going to the gym once, you can’t necessarily have perfect skin after just one microneedling treatment.
After one microneedling treatment, you will see immediate improvement in the tone and texture of your skin, but your body needs time to regenerate collagen at its own pace. So the most benefits to the skin can be seen at three to four weeks after treatment, and results will improve with each subsequent treatment.
At Bionuu in Littleton, we’re thrilled to offer medical microneedling treatment to our patients. Contact us today to learn if medical microneedling is right for you.