If you have sagging skin, wrinkles, texture concerns, or pigmentation concerns in your face, you may be looking for non-invasive treatments that can help tighten your skin and make it look more smooth and even. Microneedling procedures are a gentle, injection-free process that can improve your complexion with just a few treatments.
At Novo Medical Aesthetics, we offer microneedling with Réjuvapen as well as microneedling with PRP to help address many different skin complaints. Microneedling can benefit patients with acne scarring, aging skin, and more.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment that involves making verticle perforations in the skin using small needles. During a microneedling treatment, the skin on your face is treated with the microneedling pen which quickly inserts these needles at a controlled depth into the skin. The depth of penetration of these needles is customizable and often increased with subsequent treatments as your skin becomes stronger.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling services work by prompting your body to send collagen and elastin to the skin. Because most people stop producing as much collagen and elastin as they age, this can have a rejuvenating and anti-aging effect.
During treatment, your body rushes to heal the controlled punctures, or microchannels, that are created in the skin. As it heals, new tissue is formed and a new support system of collagen and elastin fibers supports the skin in the dermis leading to fewer lines and wrinkles and skin that has a smoother and softer texture.
What Are the Microneedling Benefits?
No Injected Medications
While injectable medications can be great options when you are looking for a little anti-aging boost, we understand that they aren’t for everyone. With microneedling, there are no medications. Instead, it stimulates a natural response in the skin. It can be used with serums, PRP, or even LED light treatments if your skin needs extra nourishment.
Stimulates Natural Responses
This treatment works with your body rather than against it. Microneedling simply harnesses your skin’s natural ability to heal itself but it targets these healing responses right where you want them. It can be a great way to heal scars, stretch marks, and other blemishes that would otherwise remain the same.
Good Treatment for Busy People
Microneedling is a great treatment for people with busy schedules because it is a low time commitment. Appointments are typically scheduled every 6 weeks until the course of treatments is complete and most people are only in the office for around an hour each time.
Microneedling is not a painful treatment, especially when combined with topical anesthetic. You may feel scratching or tickling on the more sensitive areas of your face but you should feel comfortable the whole time. If you do feel any discomfort during your treatment, we can adjust your treatment to help.
What Skin Condition Does Microneedling Treat?
Microneedling for Acne Scars
Acne scars can be a very distressing concern because they can leave your skin uneven and even discolored. By helping your body recruit fibroblasts into the area and causing it to grow new skin, acne scars can become replaced by smooth and healthy tissue that is well supported by collagen. Most patients need several treatments when getting microneedling for acne scars.
Microneedling for Pigmentation Problems
Many people have pigmentation concerns such as age spots, dark skin from healed blemishes, rosacea, and other types of red or brown hyperpigmentation. Microneedling can be an effective treatment for discoloration concerns and can prompt the growth of skin that is much more even.
Microneedling for Skin Tightening
The tightening effect of microneedling services is one of the most exciting microneedling benefits. If you have jowls because of sagging skin, bags under your eyes, or other elasticity concerns, several treatments of microneedling can tighten the skin and cause it to look more youthful.
Microneedling for Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fines lines and wrinkles are another common reason for patients to seek out microneedling. Because these wrinkles are caused by a lack of collagen and elastin, restoring these essential proteins in the area can lift the skin, give it a stronger texture, and make it more smooth.
What Is Réjuvapen®?
Réjuvapen is the microneedling device that we use at our practice. It features 12 microneedling needles that can be adjusted to penetrate the skin at different depths. It also offers different speeds to provide more customization options. This device can provide great microneedling results for a wide variety of patients.
Microneedling With PRP
If you are looking for a treatment that provides even more skin rejuvenation benefits, you can ask us about using PRP with microneedling. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma is a serum taken from your blood that has growth factors. When applied topically, it can penetrate deep into the microchannels and promote more efficient healing. The growth factors in the PRP can boost even more collagen production and reduce any redness or swelling that may be present, making microneedling results even better. If you choose to include PRP with your microneedling procedure, we can take a vial or two of your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to be ready for topical application after your treatment.
Our Microneedling Treatments in Ridgefield, CT
At our clinic in Ridgefield, CT, we are committed to bringing the most beneficial services to you. Our microneedling treatments with Réjuvapen can boost the health of your skin and give you a more youthful and fresh appearance. If you are looking for a new skin rejuvenation treatment for your fine lines, wrinkles, or acne scars, we would love to help at Novo Medical Aesthetics. You can call us or schedule an appointment through our website today.