Did you know that there is now a minimally invasive skin treatment that can work on acne, scars, discoloration, wrinkles, and more? Microneedling is quicker and uses an interesting concept, primarily relying on the use of your body’s natural healing process to repair and rejuvenate your skin. In Northglenn, Colorado, Dr. Jillian Ciocchetti provides a wide range of premium cosmetic services for her patients. Call or book online to visit Northpoint Aesthetics and discover microneedling.
The microneedling procedure is designed to start your body’s natural healing response in your skin. A microtrauma -- a controlled skin injury -- is delivered in a way that activates this response that involves the production of collagen, elastin, and blood vessels, and the appearance of new and smoother skin.
Dr. Ciocchetti uses the Vivace RF Microneedling machine, which is the only FDA-approved microneedling device in the United States. The device uses 36 tiny, gold-tipped needles which poke small holes in your skin’s surface and stimulates your body’s immune system. This microtrauma happens thousands of times in a matter of seconds and is adjustable to particular depths.
The addition of RF energy using the Vivace device, instead of the traditional microneedling pens, means virtually no bleeding, and the ability to make deeper passes for better, longer-lasting results.
The tiny needles penetrate into your epidermis and the upper layers of the dermis, to properly ignite your body’s healing response for best results. The increased collagen and elastin formation is what ultimately creates plump, smoother skin.
It works well on the face, neck, arms, abdomen, back, hands, and other areas. It’s relatively painless, and you’ll likely be given a numbing cream to minimize any discomfort.
While you might experience some redness for up to 24 hours following your appointment, this is normal and means that the procedure went well.
You might need multiple treatments, typically three to six to achieve optimal results.
Since it isn’t light-based and only causes minor wounding to your skin, most people are good candidates for microneedling. Age and skin color don’t matter, and microneedling can even treat areas of your body where the skin is thin.
There are many benefits of microneedling, including:
Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) works well when combined with microneedling.
Your blood is mainly a liquid called plasma that also contains small solid components: red and white blood cells, and platelets. Platelets house proteins that include growth factors, and they’re especially useful for healing injuries.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy involves drawing a small amount of your blood, separating the platelets and concentrating the blood in a centrifugation process, so the platelets are five to 10 times more concentrated than average.
This enhanced concentration of growth factors injected into the area can help speed up the healing process and further enhance the effects of microneedling. The PRP helps to boost the tone and texture of your skin and can reduce the appearance of:
Microneedling with PRP can even decrease the amount of adult, hormone-related breakouts many people experience. Microneedling with PRP is most commonly used on the face, chest, hands, and arms.
Call or book your appointment with Dr. Ciocchetti online and get your custom microneedling treatment plan.