Microneedling. Frankly, it's one fo the BEST things you can do for your skin. By now, many people have heard of this popular treatment. But there are a number of different ways to microneedle and the many variations and benefits can get confusing. We are here to clear up the confusion while we get your skin glowing with the right microneedling option for you! Never heard of microneedling or curious about the different options?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, uses the power of your own body to heal and improve the quality of the skin. It is ideal for scarring, improving the texture of the skin, reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles and giving your skin a healthy glow. Microneedling creates micro-injuries to improve the appearance of the skin's texture, jumpstart collagen production, break up acne scars and look more radiant and youthful. So, what does microneedling do?
Microneedling can treat...
✨Fine lines and loose skin around the eyes and mouth
✨Acne, chicken pox and traumatic scars
✨Mild to moderate skin laxity on face, neck and chest
✨Irregular skin texture and tone
✨Large, visible pores
Microchanneling is a very basic microneedling modality that is elevated using certain products to infuse into the skin. Using a vial with a top containing tiny needles (usually 1mm), we are able to fill the vial with a combination of products to help firm, smooth, and brighten the skin; products like Botox, Hyaluronic Acid Filler, sterile peptides and amino acids, and platelet rich plasma. The combination of the needling and products allows the skin to look and feel more youthful - almost immediately!
This option tends to be not as invasive as other options available but is still remarkable effective given the products infused into the skin. Generally, there may be some redness similar to a sunburn for 24-48 hours after your treatment (but not for everyone - some don't get red at all!) and results last about a month.
This technique gives patients about a month of glowing, bright, firmer skin. Similar to the effect patients get after a botox treatment, the skin looks like it has a real life filter! Perfect before an event or special get together.
At Essential, we offer this technique with our "Essential GLOW Facial". It is available with Apriline AGE Peptides ($425) and with PRP ($595). It is the ideal facial for looking radiant and when you can't commit to a series of treatments but need a "WOW" result.
Traditional Pen Microneedling
Traditional microneedling is done with a specially designed microneedling pen and sterile tip that creates thousands of micro injuries into the skin - usually .25mm-1.5mm deep. Microneedling is not a laser or surgical treatment; but rather a non-surgical fractional treatment that stimulates collagen production and healing to produce fresh, new tissue.
We offer our Microneedling with Rejuvapen NXT®, an FDA cleared microneedling device that treats facial wrinkles and can be used on just about any part of the body. With its advanced design, the Rejuvapen NXT® delivers exceptional results quickly with out pain or discomfort and minimum downtime. At Essential, we have been trained and use an advanced microneedling technique to create optimal results with less trauma to surrounding tissue.
This powerful tool allows us to create thousands and thousands of micro injuries to stimulate healing and collagen and elastin growth. This response is what allows your skin to look and feel more youthful but having better support in the dermis.
This technique of microneedling is ideal for someone looking to treat visible scarring, acne scars, pores, texture of the skin, thick looking skin and fine lines and wrinkles. This particular modality will not visibly lift or firm the skin but will visibly improve the texture, fine lines, and overall appearance of the skin. We recommend 4 treatments scheduled 4 weeks apart for optimal results and our microneedling package offers a buy 3, get 1 free deal so you can get the results you want!
Radio Frequency Microneedling
Last, but certainly not least, is radio frequency microneeding, or RF Microneedilng. This modality uses the microneedling science and benefits previously mentioned with the addition of radio frequency energy and heat to add firming and lifting benefits to the skin. This method is excellent for those looking for an aggressive, non-surgical way to firm and tighten the skin, reduce wrinkles, improve texture, and look more radiant.
This treatment is also recommended in a series of 4 treatments spaced 1 month apart and requires little to no downtime (under 48 hours). The treatment itself takes only about 30 minutes. We move quickly to keep you comfortable. Results improve over time as the collagen and elastin produced mature and perform better.
This modality is ideal for patients over the age of 35 who are looking for visible tightening and firming of the skin and visible reduction of lines and wrinkles. We also offer a buy 3, get 1 free package so you can get the best results possible.
Our patients have been amazed by the changes in the their skin with this treatment, and the others mentioned above. If you are considering an injectable treatment like filler, we would highly recommend considering this treatment first to improve the overall quality of the skin - in many cases, patients have required less product to lift and restore volume after RF Microneedling!
The LegendPro allows Essential to precisely control the heat and energy uses so we can get the results we desire comfortably and effectively. When the micro needles enter the skin, the energy reaches collagen fibers in the mid-level dermis. This allows for optimal reprogramming of the skin and allows the skin to repair itself. RF Microneedling targets the skin’s underlying support system and restructures areas damaged by aging, acne scarring or stretch marks. By rebuilding the skin’s support system, the top-most layer of the skin appears smooth and strong, with long-lasting effects.
In case you were wondering, our SmoothGlo treatment uses this incredible technology with Intense Pulsed Light to treat redness and pigmentation so you can benefit from improves in tone, texture, and tightness - all the aging symptoms all at once!
We are able to support these treatments and amp their results up even more with our add-on options like PRP, Apriline Sterile Peptides, or BioCellulose Mask to create a more pampered and effective experience.
Curious about what option is right for you? Set up a complimentary consultation so we can rule out any potential contraindications and risks, answer your questions, and come up with the best plan for you! Either way, we likely have an option that will leave you loving microneedling as much as we do!