Bloomfield Hills, MI – Micro needling is a new facial therapy that is gaining traction with many in the cosmetic world due to its ability to minimize wrinkles and improve the look of the skin. But what exactly is it and how does it work?
Micro-needling is a minimally invasive skin procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. A skilled aesthetician uses the device to puncture the skin, creating what is known as a controlled skin injury. It may sound crazy, but this procedure actually works to improve the texture and firmness of a patient’s skin. That’s because each puncture by the needle sparks the body to create collagen and elastin to fill in the puncture wound. The result for you is a reduction in scars, acne pores and even stretch marks.
The devices can be rollers with wheels of needles attached, or pens that contain clusters of needles. Studies have proven that micro needling, when done by a licensed and trained doctor or aesthetician, is very effective in treating acne scars.
Micro needling is also effective in smoothing and minimizing small wrinkles, such as crow’s feet around the eyes. It can also effectively minimize wrinkles around the upper lip.
Dr. Ali, a Michigan plastic surgeon, offers the service through his highly trained aesthetician. While there are at-home micro needling devices on the market, for as little as $25, Dr. Ali warns against trying the procedure at home. You run the risk of infection and scarring due to using needles that are too long, dull, or skewed, or performing it on a face that isn’t completely clean.
When done in an office setting, as is done in Dr. Ali’s office, a topical anesthetic is applied to ensure the comfort of the patient. The number of sessions a patient may need will depend on his or her skin condition. For mild to moderate scarring and wrinkling, typically three or four treatments will be needed. For more severe cases, five or more may be needed to ensure the proper results. Patients should allow four to six weeks in between treatment to allow for the skin to heal properly.
There may be slight bleeding during the procedure. Afterwards, the face may be slightly red and puffy. You may feel as if you have a mild sunburn for 24-48 hours, and can experience minimal bleeding or bruising. Within just a couple of days, the skin will be ready for your usual beauty routine. In about a week, your skin will be noticeably smoother. Once your entire round of treatments is complete, the fine lines or acne scars you’ve been trying to hide will have vanished and you’ll have new, radiant skin.
Micro needling is a safe alternative to more invasive procedures to remove the appearance of scarring and fine lines. It works to improve the texture of your skin by stimulating collagen production and tissue regeneration to offer you younger, healthier looking skin. If you’re interested in what micro needling can do for you, call Dr. Ali’s office today at (855) 335-7200.
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