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Answers to Your Questions About Micro Needling

Published on September 23, 2015

Micro needling is a safe, effective cosmetic treatment that is available at medical spas in Orem. It can improve the overall appearance of your skin and help you look and feel younger and more refreshed. Unlike chemical peels and microdermabrasion, micro needling is non-surgical and only minimally invasive. Keep reading to learn the answers to some commonly asked questions about micro needling.

How Can Micro Needling Help Me?
Micro needling is very effective at reducing or eliminating scars. If you have acne scars, pockmarks, stretch marks, or any other type of mild to moderate facial scarring, micro needling can help you. Micro needling also helps reduce some of the signs of aging, including fine lines and deep wrinkles, and excess or sagging skin around the jawline. It can also help diminish age spots, sun spots, or other skin discoloration or darkening.

How is the Micro needling Procedure Performed?
A licensed medical professional in a medical spa performs Micro needling. Your doctor or aesthetician will use a small, hand-held device that holds very tiny, fine needles. This device will be rolled over your skin, and the microscopic needles will create tiny puncture wounds that are invisible to the naked eye. These wounds trigger the body’s healing response, prompting it to produce collagen and elastin and form new capillaries to heal them. Collagen and elastin make your skin appear plumper, smoother, and younger. The formation of new capillaries improves the texture of your skin, and reduces scarring.

How Safe is Micro Needling?
Because the needles used in the micro needling procedure are so tiny, the procedure is considered non-surgical and minimally invasive. This means that not damaged or injured via surgical instruments or cuts. You aren’t susceptible to infection or scarring, and the side effects associated with the procedure are rare and mild. Your skin begins to heal itself during the actual procedure, meaning that you have no downtime or recovery time, and can immediately resume your normal daily activities.